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Hedda Gabler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014


    No godmodding.<br>
    No weird-ass drama.<br>
    No killing unless necessary.<p>
    Done. Boom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    Understanding Hedda

    I really enjoyed Hedda Gabler. The plot was very interesting.i thought it was going to be about something completely different. After Hedda and her new husband came back from their honeymoon she really realized that she wasn't in love--i find that totally horriable to marry only for status and not for love. Through the different sub plroblems the main plot took awhile to unveil itself. without ruining the end i would like to say that the betrayle of the whole thing really got me. To really understand what im saying read the book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2003

    Hedda Gabler

    Henrik Ibsen¿s ¿Hedda Gabler¿ traces the final fall of the play¿s antagonist, Hedda Gabbler. In Act I, we are first introduced to George¿s Aunt Julia, who is telling their long-time servant, Breta, that she must move to George and Mrs. Hedda Tessman¿s house, to act as their servant. Breta is distressed over this, for she fears that she will not be a good enough servant to Hedda, being General Gabler¿s daughter, and already accustomed to such fine and particular treatment. The fact that Breta is already distressed implies that Hedda may be a difficult woman to please. Hedda¿s ill treatment towards Berta throughout the act, on top of her outward criticism of Aunt Julia¿s hat, gives us insight to how truly impossible she is to please. She is rude to human beings in general, especially of a lower class, and has a flagrant disregard for her husband, by insulting his aunt¿s hat, which Julia bought to try and impress her. Hedda then manipulates Mrs. Elvstead into divulging all of her secrets of her association with Ejlert Lovborg, his whereabouts, and present situation. Hedda uses that information to then manipulate Lovborg, outwardly embarrassing both, having no shame. Hedda is frequently saying one thing, but meaning another. Because George is not as smart or quick, and also refuses to believe Hedda capable of thinking such sinister thoughts, she quickly covers up her true intentions. Due to boredom in her marriage, boredom in general, her discontent at an affair between Mrs. Elvstead and Ejlert Lovborg, and overall hostility, she encourages Lovborg to take his life in a ¿beautiful manner¿. Obviously, Hedda cares little about his life; we wonder if she cares about anyone¿s life at all, considering the tragic move she makes at the end of the play. Henrik Ibsen¿s ¿Hedda Gabler¿ lets us into the mind of a true psychopath, as we witness her every deranged move and thought, and are left with quite an unsettling feeling.

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    Posted November 11, 2014

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