Naturalism In Hedda Gabler

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Life is unpredictable and we are the one who make it. It is up to us if we want to have a good or bad life or just chose to end it. Hedda Gabler is a naturalism type of dramatic writing, written by Henrik Ibsen who narrates Hedda Gabler as a scandalous, coward, egotistical and a deceiving character who wants to have freedom to do something and achieve it. However, all the things that she wants to happened always failed. Starting from having an unwanted marriage with George out of sympathy; disappointment of failing her aspiration of seeing a vine leaves on Lovborg’s head; disappointment of not witnessing braveness from Lovborg’s death; black mail from judge Brack regarding to her scandal that could stain her name and reputation after convincing…show more content…
Later she insults “Aunt Juliana 's new hat, pretending to mistake it for the servant’s” (Act II, 184-85). Hedda seems to despise everything about George Tesman and his middle class existence. She demands much more class than he has been able to provide her, for she was the beautiful, charming daughter of General Gabler and deserved nothing but the finest. As the character of Hedda Gabler develops, the reader learns that she has only married George Tesman because her father 's passing away left her no significant financial resources, nothing but a respectable heritage. She tells Brack of her decision to marry Tesman: "I really had danced myself out. My day was done. ... And George Tesman – the very model of rectitude. ... There 's a good possibility he might make something of himself, after all. ...It was more than my other admirers were prepared to do for me, my dear Judge." (Act II, 88-105). Hedda needed someone to support her financially, and George Tesman was the only decent man to propose to her. She was forced to cross beneath her social class and marry this commoner in the hopes that he would make a name…show more content…
She is also an egotistic character who wants people to respect her and don 't want to stain her respectable name that she inherit from her father, General Gabler. However, in this scene of the play, Hedda is about to stain her respectable name and destroy her reputation because of her scandal with Lovborg. Hedda was a close friend with Lovborg before she got married with George Tesman. They both love their companionship with when Hedda suddenly decisioned to halt it because of Lovborg’s growing intimacy to her. Lovborg confesses his feelings to Hedda stating: “when I made my confessions to you, Hedda” (Act II, 501). Same with Hedda, she is also falling in love with Lovborg. However, Hedda don 't want her friendship with Lovborg end up to be a relationship. Hedda don 't want to have responsibilities to other people when she said to judge Brack: “ I have no talent for that sort of thing, Judge Brack. No responsibilities for me” (Act II, 268-69). According to Hedda, she would rather “ boring herself to death” (Act II, 275) than to have responsibilities to other people. Moreover, according to Hedda, “when our friendship threatened to develop into something more serious” ( Act II, 532-33). That’s why Hedda threatened Lovborg of shooting him, so that Lovborg will avoid her and describes her act as a “ dread of scandal” (Act II, 537). In order to avoid scandal of her past interaction with Lovborg,
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