Four Major Plays - Hedda Gabler, Act 4 Summary & Analysis

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Hedda Gabler, Act 4 Summary

Later that evening, conversation between Hedda, Miss Tesman and Tesman, reveals that the dying aunt has passed away, but that Miss Tesman believes that soon enough, she'll have plenty to do for Hedda and Tesman to keep her mind off her grief. After she's gone, Tesman says he's worried about Lovborg, adding Mrs. Elvsted had told him what Lovborg did with the manuscript. Hedda reveals that she burned it, saying it was the only way to ensure Tesman got the job he wanted so badly. Tesman admits that while he's sorry for Lovborg, he's also happy that Hedda has shown her love for him so plainly.

Mrs. Elvsted comes in looking for Lovborg. Tesman volunteers to search for him, but Hedda holds him back. At that moment Brack arrives with the bad news that Lovborg attempted to kill himself...

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