Ghosts | Study Guide

Henrik Ibsen

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Ghosts | Characters

Character Description
Mrs. Helene Alving Mrs. Helene Alving is a widow and head of a prosperous estate in Norway. Read More
Osvald Alving Osvald Alving, an artist, is Mrs. Alving's son. Read More
Pastor Manders Pastor Manders is a longtime family friend who helps Mrs. Helene Alving manage some of her business endeavors. Read More
Engstrand Jacob Engstrand is a carpenter who sometimes works for Mrs. Helene Alving. Read More
Regina Engstrand Regina Engstrand, Mrs. Helene Alving's vibrant maid, is known as the daughter of Engstrand. Read More
Captain Alving Captain Alving is Mrs. Helene Alving's dead husband. (He does not appear in the play.)
Joanna Joanna is Regina Engstrand's mother and former maid to the Alvings. (She does not appear in the play.)
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