Respect and Reputation Quotes Page 4
How we cite our quotes:
[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.