Hedda Gabler Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
HEDDA And so—to help him out of his torment—I happened to say, in pure thoughtlessness, that I should like to live in this villa. BRACK No more than that? (2.143-4)
The events of the future are dependant on the smallest of actions. We see this elsewhere in Hedda Gabler, too – for instance, Hedda impulsively hands Eilert one of her pistols, which leads to the Judge’s attempt at blackmail, which leads to Hedda’s suicide.
LØVBORG Yes, it does; and this one deals with the future. TESMAN With the future! But, good heavens, we know nothing of the future! LØVBORG No; but there is a thing or two to be said about it all the same. (2.233-5)
It’s funny, Hedda Gabler actually argues against the idea that anything concrete can be said about the future.