Analysis Of Hedda Gabler By Henrik Ibsen

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Ambiguity is a continuous battle within everyone 's mind. People are constantly pondering about one’s trustworthiness. Human beings are always questioning one another 's intentions and if there exists an ulterior motive in one’s mind. Trust is not easily earned from one another. This kind of motif is shown in many works of literature. For example, Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen shows the ways of character moral ambiguity and its way in deceiving others; this is shown through the character Judge Brack. Judge Brack is portrayed to be a good friend of George Tesman and Hedda Gabler Tesman, a psychological trickster and manipulator who is ultimately revealed to be a morally ambiguous character. Judge Brack is introduced into Hedda Gabler as a man of authority, which allows him to able to aid George Tesman and act as his financial planner. As a great help to Tesman and Hedda, the couple “can’t thank you [Judge Brack] sufficiently” in expressing their gratitude and the great help that Brack is, being a man of power (Ibsen 20). By lending a hand to George and Hedda, this exploits the friendship between the three characters. If Judge Brack was not a friend to the couple, then he would not assist them in their accumulating debt. It is shown that Judge Brack does help George regarding his financial needs even when they are involved with Eilert Lövborg, the professor. Although Hedda does acknowledge Brack’s effort in improving her and her husband’s financial situation by

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