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Hedda Gablers Obsession with Happinness Finding happiness can be a struggle in many peoples lives Happiness comes from one allowing hisher self to deal with emotional stress and to accept the life that heshe has 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 Heddas upbringing in a rich household is the cause of her sadness and it results in the actions she commits towards others Her longing to be loved ruins the lives of everyone around her Heddas yearning for attention causes her to make Mrs Elvsted miserable to ruin Eilert Loevbergs dream and to kill herself because of the loneliness she feels inside of her 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 has had feelings for Eilert Loevborg for a long time but because of Loevborgs social status Hedda couldnt marry Loevberg When Eilert asked Hedda about why Hedda ended it with Eilert she said Yes when I realized that our friendship was threatening to develop into something-sometheing else Shame on you Eilert Loevberg How could you abuse the trust of your dearest friend p 1493 She had to marry someone that her parents could accept She married George Tesman a research graduate in cultural history George was a very intelligent man whose social status fit the one that Heddas parents wanted for their daughter Marrying Tesman only made Hedda more depressed and emotionally unstable Tesman was not the man for her She explained to the Judge why she had to marry Tesman Why on earth did I marry George TesmanOh-cause cause- After all George Tesman-well I mean hes a very respectable man Hedda said p 1484 He was into history and
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