The Wild Duck Discussion Questions

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Imagine that Hedvig had only injured herself, not killed herself. How do you think the family would react? Do you think Hjalmar would change at all? Would the play still be considered tragic?

Conduct research to find other dramas that are part comedy, part tragedy. What are some of these plays? What do they have in common with The Wild Duck!

Ibsen has raised feminist issues in plays such as A Doll's House, in which the heroine leaves her family for an independent life, and The Wild Duck, which touches upon issues of female sexuality. Do you think Ibsen could be considered a feminist writer? Explain your answer.

The symbolism of the wild duck is a much-discussed topic in the field of literature. What do you think the duck most symbolizes? The entry discusses ways in which the duck represents Hjalmar, Gina, and Gregers. Do you...

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