Analysis Of Hedda Gabler By Henrik Ibsen Essay
Obsession vs. Recognition
To be fixated with something means to be obsessed with it. It controls your being and makes you think about it all the time. A fixation could be something that you tend to want to achieve or something that you intend to achieve. It could also be something that your brain thinks you want and it thinks about it to the point where it becomes an obsession. The definition delves down to “the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.” Throughout Hedda Gabler you see that sense of obsession, you also see a sense of recognition. A realization that you did not see before, that is more aware to you now. A realization that Hedda realizes that her life is going to change and become a scandal, rather than a beautiful life.
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen contains an obsession with death. The main character Hedda Gabler has that obsession with death and the ability to want to die in a beautiful way. She also has an obsession with being a hero, the want to alter the decisions of her life so they can go according to her plan and no one else’s. Her obsession with the lack of being able to control her life, the ability to have a “beautiful death,” the obsession with the failure of Lovborg’s death and his suicide, and the obsession with her wanting to control her life so much that she ends up unraveling it more and more into a despair. And how that all leads to her “beautiful death” or so she thinks is her…