Hedda Gabler Manipulation Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
BRACK Well, fortunately, there is no danger, so long as I say nothing. HEDDA [Looks up at him.] So I am in your power, Judge Brack. You have me at your beck and call, from this time forward. BRACK [Whispers softly.] Dearest Hedda—believe me—I shall not abuse my advantage. HEDDA I am in your power none the less. Subject to your will and your demands. A slave, a slave then! [Rises impetuously.] No, I cannot endure the thought of that! Never! (4.276-9)
It’s very possible that this is the reason for Hedda’s suicide, rather than her pregnancy or Eilert’s ignoble death.