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Essay | Hedda Gabler

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Hedda Gabler

Summary: In the play Hedda Gabler, the author Henrik Ibsen portrays Hedda Gabler as a control freak who is overly concerned with society's opinion of her. He creates a character that treats others in a demeaning manner. Throughout Hedda Gabler, the main character possesses much contempt for her husband, insults others, and resents a former acquaintance. Despite her considerable concern with society's opinion of her, she feels trapped within society's standards to act a certain way.
In the play Hedda Gabler, the author Henrik Ibsen portrays Hedda Gabler as a control freak who is overly concerned with society's opinion of her. He creates a character that treats others in a demeaning manner and repeatedly uses the following phrase: "People don't do such things." Ibsen includes this remark to show how Hedda ostracizes others and their actions; thus, she puts herself on a pedestal, above all in society.

In the beginning when the reader meets Hedda Gabler, one can see how she is quite a high maintenance character by how she complains that the maid has "left the French windows open... and the room's flooded with sun" (Ibsen 1469). Exerting her power over her husband, George Tesman, she demands him to draw the curtains, which he does complacently. Later Hedda notices an old hat lying on the chair and worries that someone may have seen it...

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