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social problem and theme in Hedda Gabler

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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?

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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 ...

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