What is the story of Hedda Gabler about?
Hedda Gabler dramatizes the experiences of the title character, Hedda, the daughter of a general, who is trapped in a marriage and a house that she does not want. Overall, the title character for Hedda Gabler is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theater.
Why is Hedda known by her maiden name?
Answer and Explanation: Ibsen chose to name his play Hedda Gabler (the character’s maiden name) instead of Hedda Tesman (the character’s married name) to “indicate that Hedda as a personality is to be regarded rather as her father’s daughter than her husband’s wife.” (Ibsen, in a letter to Moritz Prozor in 1890).
What does Hedda Gabler represent?
The characters in Hedda Gabler represent the upper and middle European bourgeoisie in the late nineteenth century. Brack, Hedda and Eilert Lovborg are from the upper bourgeoisie while the other characters are from the middle bourgeoisie.