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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen
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Hedda Gabler Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes

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Quote #1

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.

Quote #2

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.

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