A Script Analysis of Ibsen's Play "Hedda Gabler" Analytical Essay by Krishire

Analyzes Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler" and suggests its adaptation into a screenplay.
# 147126 | 3,250 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2011 in Drama and Theater (Dramatic Art) , Drama and Theater (World) , English (Analysis) , Film (General)

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This paper first relates that the main dramatic question of the plot of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler", is if Hedda will succeed in gaining the happiness of the fulfilled life the she desires. Next, the author presents her concept of a screenplay of "Hedda Gabler", which she bases on the information given by Ibsen in his stage directions. The paper details the ways in which the author's screenplay would interpret the themes of social repression and unfulfilled desires, which the author believes are the two main causes of Hedda's angst.

From the Paper:

"All elements of the play must revolve around this theme for it to be complete, and this theme does just that. There are many symbols of the slow movement towards destruction in the environment around Hedda. In the very first act, she looks out at the autumn foliage and comments about the smell of death from the flowers and roses. Both of these symbolize the aura of the death that seems to surround her and follow her throughout the play. Hedda`s destructive actions reflect her own imminent demise as well like when she is playing with the pistols and burning the manuscript."

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