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A strong woman but a trapped woman Truth exists in the statement that Hedda Gabler is a strong woman and a trapped woman Hedda is the daughter of a general She seemed to have the best of everything such as a good education and a good upbringing During her youth she has been raised in an aristocratic surrounding This has taught her to become selfish and self-centered She quickly got married to a modest academic named Jorgen who was completing his doctorate degree Her decision to marry was without taking facts into consideration Soon after the wedding Hadda and Jorgen both believe that they will soon settle comfortably into their new upper-class life After realizing that she may not like what Jorgen can or cannot offer her she has doubts about her marriage and speaks out her frustrations to Judge Brack She admitted that she has might have made a mistake when she married Jorgen Judge Brack was surprised at her reaction to her marriage She also admitted to not adapting to the conventional role as a mother Her new life might not be what she has expected Hedda was the type of woman that had lavish things while growing up When Judge Brack and Jorgen conversed about the university position available Jorgen knew that he should inform Hedda about the bad news The information about how the couple should cut-down on certain luxury things will not be in Heddas favor She is not likely to accept any other lifestyle other than a very rich class Hedda could not bare the fact that before Jorgen gets the position at the university they must live a bit tighter concerning their budget Giving up some luxuries was very difficult for Hedda to accept Giving up her horse and piano was unheard ofHer upbringing has trapped her in the sense that she was not willing to accept anything other than the best Also society has trapped her into
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