Hedda Gabler

Topics: Suicide, Suicide methods, Hedda Gabler Pages: 3 (990 words) Published: March 6, 2006
Hedda Gabler, played by Rebecca Chanelle Holoptier, marries a history scholar by the name of George Tesman, played by Stephen Cross. Hedda and George are getting back from a six-month honeymoon. During their six-month honeymoon, George seems to spin the majority of his time in libraries and doing research for his book, which does not make Hedda very happy because she is not getting the attention that she wants. Thea Elvsted, played by Maggie Lehman, an old classmate of Hedda's comes to visit her and tell her that George's old academic rival, Eilert Lovborg who was played by T.J. Pederson, is back in town and also Judge Brack, played by Nathan Shelton, tells them that he has written a highly respectable book. In the past, Lovborg had been an alcoholic and a failure, but now that he is reformed he takes his work very seriously. Now that Lovborg is a success he may be poised to take the position at the university that George is counting on getting himself. Later, Lovborg is offered a drink. He refuses and Hedda, jealous over the influence that Thea Elvsted has on Lovborg, tempts him into taking a drink. He then goes to a party where he loses his manuscript. When George Tesman returns home with Lovborg's manuscript, Hedda burns it because she is jealous of it. Later, Lovborg comes to her and confesses how he has failed in his life. Hedda talks him into committing suicide by shooting himself with one of her father's guns. Lovborg does commit suicide later but it is through a wound in the stomach. George then begins to reconstruct Lovborg's manuscript with the help of notes provided by Thea Elvsted. Suddenly, Hedda leaves the room, takes her pistols, and commits suicide.

Hedda Gabler has a linear plot structure. The exposition of this play is probably when the entire play until they meet Eilert Lovborg which is the inciting incident. In the rise of involves Lovborg getting drunk and losing his manuscript. Then George finds his manuscript and brings it home. When...
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