The Wild Duck - Act 3, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Part 2 Summary

Hjalmar confesses to Gregers that he leaves much of the business to Gina so he can concentrate on other inventions, one in particular. When Gregers asks him what kind of invention, Hjalmar refuses to tell him, saying it's too soon to talk about it. He does say, though, that he considers the invention to be part of his sacred duty to take care of his father. He tells a long story of how it took Old Ekdal a long time to recover from the trauma of the bank deal, how he tried to kill himself and how he (Hjalmar) almost shot himself as well. He congratulates himself on how much courage it took to not pull the trigger, saying that he realized he had to live in order to finish his invention and redeem his father. Gregers compares Hjalmar to the wild duck, saying that...

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