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Uncovering the Darkness from the eyes of the Blind In the stories Hedda Gabler and The Awakening by Henrik Ibsen and Kate Chopin both main characters represent themselves as morally ambiguous characters Hedda in Hedda Gabler presents herself as a purely evil woman with no goals in her life but to destroy those that surround her Whereas Edna in The Awakening identifies herself to the reader as purely good and that the people around her are the evil and corrupt ones Both characters can be judged as ambiguous characters by their actions and how they evolve in the story Hedda wants only one thing in her life which is control Control of her husband control of her secret lovers and most of all control of her life To gain so much power she feeds off of everyone elses faults and mistakes She can deceive you but at the same time you think she is actually helping you Elvert feels that he is losing his life and his mind and thinks that suicide is the best solution to his problems Instead of soothing him or talking him out of it Hedda tells him to do it beautifully Not only that but she also give him the gun to do it with Mr Tesman is treated like an object she sees right through him and feels no affection towards him But can Tesman see this no he is trapped in an illusion thinking she actually loves him This is exactly what she wants control over her men this is what generates her power flow She can get whatever she wants and at the same time do whatever she wants and no one asks questions about her actions And in the end others are dying and crying in pain while Hedda is the innocent comforting loving one Her actions are discouraging because she shows no emotions until things are not done her way This is the
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