International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Hedda gabler as a neurotic character in ibsen’s hedda gabler


Swarna

The present paper attempts to deal with psychological study of Henrik Ibsen’s neurotic character Hedda Gabler. Henrik Ibsen is considered as the ‘Father of Modern drama’ with innovative technique and realistic touch marked his superiority and excellence. He is also the trend setter in mingling ‘psychological realism’ and ‘social realism’ which gives a new insight into the characters of the play because his emphasis is not on incident and action but on human psychology which is determined by heredity and environment which helps the readers or audiences to understand the self and the society best. Naturalistic issues and women’s questions were central points in his plays through portraying some powerful female characters in the model of New Woman. Hedda Gabler is the finest example in which the major focus is on deep-rooted psychological problems or issues of its heroine Hedda Gabler. Throughout the play, it can be noticed how Hedda’s obsession with freedom and free will conflict with the norms of nineteenth century society which surrounds her, leading her to manipulate those around her, and finally her own death or self-renunciation.
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Swarna. Hedda gabler as a neurotic character in ibsen’s hedda gabler. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 06-08
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