Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    social problem and theme in Hedda Gabler

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Identify what social/domestic problem Ibsen is addressing and how the other characters, George Tesman, Thea Elvsted, Judge Brack, Eilert Lovborg, and even Berta and Miss Juliana Tesman complicit in this "problem" and Hedda's subsequent suicide?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 10:13 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    First, as you explore examples of social commentary within this piece, I strongly advise you to notice the ramifications of feminist theory. For example, I feel that Ibsen is showing us how Hedda is a victim of a phallocentric society where men abuse and control women. Men in this play control the economic politics as well as domestic and sexual politics in this play.

    I feel that Ibsen exposes how gender and class issues ...

    Solution Summary

    This job discusses the social/domestic problem that Ibsen is addressing.