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TITLE People may argue that George Eilert and Judge Brack are responsible for Heddas death but in reality it is the fault of Heddas society Ive chosen this statement for several reasons Ibsens character Hedda Gabler represents the women of the eighteenth and nineteenth century Hedda stands the issues of self-worth and the deflated value that each woman places upon her own importance as a result of male dominance We can see this in the play as we read we learn more about the character of Hedda Gabler She is the daughter of a General who expected a life if glamour and wealth and rebels against the boredom of a dull narrow existence by vindictively scheming against everyone around her Hedda also strives to ruin Eilert Lovborg the intellectual she once rejected as a suitor She is meddling in Eilerts life for her own amusement and control She lives in a male dominance society and environment which caged her and made her lose her freedom Her desire to escape and her yearning for individual and spiritual freedom come to the surface as she discovers her fathers pair of pistols Comparing Hedda with the other women of the play we can see that thea wasnt the woman with the more control She also had an unhappy marriage because of Eilerts work Aunt Julia is different she likes to help people she raised George and took care Rina As far as Berda is concerned there is not much to say because she is the servant of the house and she just takes care of everybody and obeys to orders from her bosses Hedda is a powerful woman who on the surface appeared to be confined by a dress imprisoned in mans house and smothered by a male-dominated society Hedda was a calculating bitch who dared quite shrewdly to cross over her set in stone boundaries manipulate others and stand back and watch others lives be
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