44 pages 1 hour read

Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1890

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Essay Topics


There are many ways to interpret Hedda Gabler’s character. What kind of person do you think she is? What reasoning (if any) do you think she has for the choices she makes? Reference the text to support your answer.


Hedda Gabler was originally written in Norwegian, though it has been translated into many other languages. How do you think the process of translating the play changes the original? Consider reading two or more English translations when formulating your answer.


Henrik Ibsen drew from Aristotle when creating his work. Do you think those genre conventions were a good fit for the story of Hedda Gabler? Why or why not? Do your own research into ancient Greek tragedies to back up your answer.