The Wild Duck Essay | Wild Duck - Naturalistic & Symbolic

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Wild Duck - Naturalistic & Symbolic

Summary: Essay focuses on Act III of "The Wild Duck" by Henrik Isben, and discusses the transition from the `naturalistic' to the `symbolic' in Ibsen's dramatic technique.

The Wild Duck one of Ibsen's latter plays not only shows his great talent for mimesis writing, with it social depth and distinguished realism it offers a psychologically framed exploration into human nature. Even the plays structure, such as the juxtaposing of the Werle's wealthy, over indulgent, powerful status with that of the Ekdal's menial, disgraced, impoverished existence. By opening the play in the lavish, `elegant' social space belonging to Werle then introducing the space on which the majority of the action ensues, that of the crude, humble communal room in the Ekdal's home. The first scenes concern themselves with the structure of social space both in terms of class and family line. The speech in these scenes gives history and depth to the characters, through the exchanges made we understand the characters relationships with one another.

Naturalistic dramas, such as `The Wild Duck' offer...

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