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.
[Without replying.] And supposing the pistol was not stolen, and the owner is discovered? What then?
Well, Hedda—then comes 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.