Essay on Henrik Ibsen

Thea Elvsted is a foil to Hedda

Throughout the play, Thea Elvsted is a foil to Hedda. She acts as a contrast to the main character in both personality and looks; Hedda being tall, thin with sharp features whilst Thea is smaller, with soft features and a more womanly body. Thus Thea is often used, during the script, to differentiate from Hedda […]

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“Hedda Gabler: ” Dealing with Men and Doing so “Beautifully”

Henrik Ibsen’s play, “Hedda Gabler,” is an interesting story of a peculiar woman’s boredom with life. Hedda Gabler’s boredom and need for enjoyment causes her to manipulate the lives of those around her. Men love her; women envy her. This popularity makes Hedda an all-powerful character throughout the play. Undoubtedly, Hedda enjoys her power over […]

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Women Oppression in Hedda Gabler

In Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, the oppression of women in the Victorian era is shown through Hedda’s resistance of those societal norms that limit her to a domestic life. It is fitting that the title of the play is Hedda’s maiden name, Hedda Gabler, for the play largely draws upon the idea that Hedda views […]

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen is often referred to as the “father of modern drama” because he played an important role in the birth of Modernism theatre (Moi 17). His plays were considered scandalous because he refused to shy away from controversial topics that brought political discussion into the public domain. Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People […]

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