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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

  

by Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler Respect and Reputation Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used Edmund Gosse and William Archer's translation.

Quote #10

HEDDA
[Without replying.] And supposing the pistol was not stolen, and the owner is discovered? What then?
BRACK
Well, Hedda—then comes the scandal!
HEDDA
The scandal!
BRACK Yes, the scandal—of which you are so mortally afraid. (4.269-71)

It seems that this is Hedda’s weakness. For all her flagrant disregard of Victorian values and patriarchal restrictions, she is still victim to her surroundings and circumstances.

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