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    Hedda Gabler constructs relationships with many characters and immediately assumes the position of the dominant individual in order to retain control over her environment. Among these individuals is her husband; George Tesman. She uses his love for her to control him, for he does not realize that she does not love him in return. He tries to please her so much and because of this devotion, she uses this opportunity for personal gain, whether it be with physical items or emotional satisfaction. He buys her an extremely expensive house, for example, and then takes her on a lavish honeymoon after their marriage. She not only exploits his desire to please her but she additionally uses his emotional vulnerability to find emotional satisfaction. He…

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    Hedda Gabler: A Character Analysis Centuries after it was written, Hedda Gabler still captivates audiences with its ability to make them sympathize with Hedda, though most would consider her acts unforgiveable. Hedda is a strong willed woman in a time of confining gender rolls, making her days unendingly boring and her life unhappy. She is married to a man she does not love and her social status has declined since the death of her father. She is now middle class and does not have the comforts…

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    Hedda Gabler Manipulation

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    This work tells the account of a newlywed couple and how the wife Hedda was a in short, a manipulative and rather ungrateful person, a prime example is how before her marriage she saw that Mr. Tesman was having an issue making conversation with her, so without a second though she looked at a house and said she liked it. That house is now the one she finds herself in and she detest the house, even though they may not be able to afford it. Hedda often proclaiming that she was bored, decides that…

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    Sympathy For Hedda Gabler

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    Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen is a play about the title character marrying a middle class man who she finds dull and uninteresting. In an attempt to make her life more interesting, she begins to wreak havoc in the lives of others. Due to this, many people argue that Hedda is a character to hold contempt for. However, this isn 't the case. Hedda is a character to have sympathy for because due to the expectations of society, she has to give up her freedom and live a life that she doesn 't want. …

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    Hedda Gabler Alcoholism

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    transition from her aristocratic lifestyle to married life, Hedda Gabler, while appearing as a manipulative villainess, is actually a misunderstood tragic victim who is imprisoned by societal boundaries and the woman’s role in the Victorian era household. Hedda idolizes Eilert because of his ability to push past societal norms, he disregards his aristocratic upbringing for the higher knowledge that alcoholism and festivities bring to him. He breaks free from what the world expects of him so that…

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    The idiosyncratic nature of Hedda Gabler arouses both scorn and sympathy all throughout the play. In Henrik Ibsen’s skirmishing and conflicting play, Hedda Gabler delineates the double standard of society as well as simple human self-interest, all while dealing with the corruption relationships, the struggle of resisting conformity, and etc. Her altercations she encounters with characters on the outside realm serve as a direct representation of her inner conflicts. This is evident based on the…

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    Hedda Gabler Essay

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    Hedda Gabler was written in 1890 where women were under a patricidal society. Hedda has no other choice but to marry after her father’s death. It was not a woman’s place to remain alone without a father, brother, or husband in the same household. When she marries, she is depraved of what she longs for the most: freedom. Back in the late 1800’s, married women could not work outside the house. They are barred from participating in society, and follow their dreams and find their careers. They were…

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    In Henrik Ibsen’s play, Hedda Gabler, the title character states that more than anything in life, she wants control over another human being; this desire reveals Hedda’s challenge of the mandate promulgated by patriarchy that control is the purview of males, not of females. Hedda Gabler challenges the patriarchal paradigm of control in three specific ways; her pure love of control is verified throughout the novel as she plots the lives of the people surrounding her. It is also demonstrated by…

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    In his play “Hedda Gabler” Hendrik Ibsen portrays the main character, Hedda, as both a sympathetic and an unsympathetic character. She is able to arouse both pity and dislike from the audience. Ibsen is able to do this because he gives her a despicable and manipulative personality, but at the same time he creates a feeling of understanding and empathy for her. The audience pities her because of her shortcomings and her situation. Because of this two sided personality she is a wonderfully…

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    The Demise of Hedda Gabler In the play Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler has just married Jurgen Tesmen. They are returning from their six-month honeymoon. Hedda comes from an elite and wealthy family due to her Father’s military status as a General. She was raised by her father and was not as feminine like most women during her time. She had lots of money and freedom to do what she desired. Throughout the play Hedda is not satisfied with her new life as a housewife and she becomes…

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