Hedda Gabler - Act 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4 Summary

Later that evening, Hedda paces restlessly, dressed in black. Aunt Julle arrives, also dressed in black. Aunt Rina has passed away. Hedda asks if there's anything she can do to help with the funeral arrangements, but Aunt Julle says it's not something with which Hedda should concern herself. Tesman arrives, also in black. He's confused and emotional, and he admits that he's probably not done half the things he should have done. Aunt Julle tells him that she'll take care of everything. She mentions that it won't be long before she will begin caring for another invalid. She also suggests that she'll get a lot of joy out of visiting and helping Hedda and Tesman. She imagines there will be lots for her to do soon enough.

After she leaves, Tesman confesses that he's also upset about Lovborg. He saw Mrs. Elvsted in the street, and she...

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