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Hedda Gabler could be considered the main character in the play Hedda Gabler In the story of Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsens shows how peoples sadness can be the cause of a womans happiness Hedda Gabler struggles in this story to find happiness by making the people around her miserable Her longing to be loved ruins the lives of everyone around her Heddas yearning for attention causes her to make Mrs Elvsted life miserable ruin Eilert Loevberg and George Teasmans dreams and eventually committing suicide In the story of Hedda Gabler Hedda is portrayed as a powerful manipulative over-powering character Her need to dominate is easily seen through her odd relationships involving her husband George Tesman Judge Black Eilert Loevborg and even her childhood friend Mrs Elvsted The story begins with Tesmans Aunt Juliana visiting the newlyweds house Hedda is insulting and cruel to Aunt Juliana She rejects his proposals to be nicer to his aunt from her husband Hedda proceeds later in the story to form close personal bonds with Tesmans friends Judge Black and Eilert Loevborg and in a bizarre way considers this cheating on Tesman Hedda was not truly in love with her husband She found her husband live boring She tells the Judge He thinks life has nothing better to offer than rooting around in libraries and copying old pieces of parchment She didnt like the lifestyle of her husband Hedda gets pleasure out of torturing Mrs Elvsted She makes sure that Mrs Elvsted is not happy because Mrs Elvsted is in love with Eilert Loevberg Heddas past love Hedda wanted to share her life with Eilert but since she couldnt she decided to ruin his life and everyone around him She knew how the most important thing in Eilerts life was the manuscript of his book so she ruined it She was also jealous of the great life that Eilert and Mrs Elvsted would have if the book got published so
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