Courage is tied to the idea of rebellion in Hedda Gabler – rebellion against society and its constraints. For one character, this means secretly defying the limits of her sex by manipulating and coercing the men around her. For another, this means leaving the good graces of his aristocratic family and engaging in a life of alcohol and debauchery. For yet a third character, it means leaving her husband behind to be with the man she loves.
Mrs. Elvsted is the only truly courageous character in Hedda Gabler.
Eilert Løvborg is the only truly courageous character in Hedda Gabler.