History Theatre / HeddaGabler

8th Apr '16 5:42:30 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* HufflepuffHouse: The two Tesman sisters Juliana and Rina. Rina is never on stage, and Juliana/Julle, is the only person in the play without the faintest idea of what´s going on.
16th Mar '16 1:46:35 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* DoubleEntendre: Brack likes to take "the backroads". And then Hedda comments that he also prefers a gun with sharp shots. At the same time...


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* TroubleEntendre: Brack`s attitude towards Hedda at the end of the play gets more and more disturbing, not least when she discovers he has gained some power over her.
15th Mar '16 6:19:21 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* {{Foil}}: Løvborg is Tesman`s Foil - and Thea is Hedda´s. While Tesman writes obsessively on the past, Løvborg is set on the future of humankind. Thea is a kind and well-meaning woman while Hedda is manipulative and callous.
15th Mar '16 6:16:13 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* FieryRedhead: Heavily implied with Hedda. In a throwaway line, it is stated that she is one.


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* HeroesWantRedheads: Løvborg had the hots for Hedda from early on.
17th Feb '16 11:48:37 AM dotchan
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Hedda drives Ejlert to suicide, and then Judge Brack drives Hedda to suicide.]]
16th Feb '16 8:29:18 AM spirasen
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[[caption-width-right:330: the original cover of the 1890 version]]

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[[caption-width-right:330: the The original cover of the 1890 version]]
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!! This play contains examples of:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Tesman. He's said to be very bright in his field,

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!! This play contains examples of:
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Tesman. He's said to be very bright in his field, field.



* BelligerentSexualTension: for Hedda and Brack; there is ''tons''.
* BetaCouple: Subverted with Ejlert and Thea; they have feelings for each other, but Eljert was, and is, madly in love with Hedda, or at least [[LovingAShadow his idea of Hedda]].
* BiTheWay: Hedda vs Thea.
* BrutalHonesty: Hedda does not care if she insults people around her, when she utters her feelings and opinions.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: for Hedda and Brack; there is ''tons''.
''tons.''
* BetaCouple: Subverted with Ejlert and Thea; they have feelings for each other, but Eljert was, and is, madly in love with Hedda, or at least [[LovingAShadow his idea of Hedda]].
Hedda.]]
* BiTheWay: Hedda vs Thea.
vs. Thea.
* BrutalHonesty: Hedda does not care if she insults people around her, when she utters her feelings and opinions.



* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Tesman. He's not stupid exactly, just sweet, naive and innocent to the point of being really, really silly; Aunt Julle points out that Hedda has 'filled out' a lot, and tells him she's expecting a special surprise, but he still doesn't realise what she's getting at. He also misinterprets pretty much all of what Hedda says; he isn't aware of Hedda's distaste for him and thinks he's happily married, and is utterly shocked at the end when she [[spoiler:commits suicide by shooting herself in the head.]]

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Tesman. He's not stupid exactly, just sweet, naive and innocent to the point of being really, really silly; Aunt Julle points out that Hedda has 'filled out' a lot, and tells him she's expecting a special surprise, but he still doesn't realise what she's getting at. He also misinterprets pretty much all of what Hedda says; he isn't aware of Hedda's distaste for him and thinks he's happily married, and is utterly shocked at the end when she [[spoiler:commits [[spoiler: commits suicide by shooting herself in the head.]]



* DownerEnding: For Hedda. [[spoiler:After she encourages Ejlert to commit suicide, telling him to 'do it beautifully,' Ejlert goes to a brothel and is accidentally killed by a shot to the stomach ("Lower", according to Brack). She is unaware of this until Judge Brack informs her that he knows she caused his suicide, and furthermore, he also knows she burnt the manuscript. He implies he'll force her into a sexual affair, and she, who cannot stand the thought of anyone controlling her, shoots herself in the head.]]

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* DownerEnding: For Hedda. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After she encourages Ejlert to commit suicide, telling him to 'do it beautifully,' Ejlert goes to a brothel and is accidentally killed by a shot to the stomach ("Lower", ("Lower," according to Brack). She is unaware of this until Judge Brack informs her that he knows she caused his suicide, and furthermore, he also knows she burnt the manuscript. He implies he'll force her into a sexual affair, and she, who cannot stand the thought of anyone controlling her, shoots herself in the head.]]



* FirstGirlWins: Sort of. Hedda had some kind of a relationship with Ejlert first, and isn't bothered by his relationship with Thea Elvsted because she thinks she can manipulate him into doing whatever she wants. [[spoiler:She's kind of right: Ejlert ''tries'' to do whatever Hedda wants him to, but he usually fails.]]

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* FirstGirlWins: Sort of. Hedda had some kind of a relationship with Ejlert first, and isn't bothered by his relationship with Thea Elvsted because she thinks she can manipulate him into doing whatever she wants. [[spoiler:She's [[spoiler: She's kind of right: Ejlert ''tries'' to do whatever Hedda wants him to, but he usually fails.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of the first act, Hedda claims that she at least has her father`s pistols to keep her occupied. And we already know where this is leading.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of the first act, Hedda claims that she at least has her father`s father's pistols to keep her occupied. And we already know where this is leading.



* GiveGeeksAChance: One of the reasons that Hedda married Tesman was because she felt sorry for him; the irony of course is that one of her few kind acts leads to her boredom, misery and [[spoiler:eventual suicide.]]

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* GiveGeeksAChance: One of the reasons that Hedda married Tesman was because she felt sorry for him; the irony of course is that one of her few kind acts leads to her boredom, misery and [[spoiler:eventual [[spoiler: eventual suicide.]]



%%* GreyAndGreyMorality: and ''How''.

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%%* GreyAndGreyMorality: and ''How''.And ''How.''



* KickTheDog: Hedda does this all the time, most often to Thea Elvsted and Tesman. When Tesman is kicked, it's a sad moment, but when Thea is kicked, it's truly ''cringeworthy''.
* LifesWorkRuined: [[spoiler: the loss of the manuscript for Ejlert and Thea. Subverted when it turns out Thea and Tesman together might be able to reconstruct it.]]

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* KickTheDog: Hedda does this all the time, most often to Thea Elvsted and Tesman. When Tesman is kicked, it's a sad moment, but when Thea is kicked, it's truly ''cringeworthy''.
''cringeworthy.''
* LifesWorkRuined: [[spoiler: the The loss of the manuscript for Ejlert and Thea. Subverted when it turns out Thea and Tesman together might be able to reconstruct it.]]



* LoveMakesYouEvil: Or rather, in Brack's case, lust makes you morally questionable. When Tesman finds out Hedda has burned the manuscript, she claims it was out of love. [[BlatantLies Snort]].
* LoveTriangle: Sort of, with Hedda, who feels a vague affection towards Ejlert, the best she can do; Thea who both loves and hero worships Ejlert, and Ejlert, who loves Thea but is obsessed with Hedda. Considering the {{Les Yay}} implications on Hedda and Thea, the confusion is complete.
* MaidenAunt: Aunt Julia and Aunt Rina.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Or rather, in Brack's case, lust makes you morally questionable. When Tesman finds out Hedda has burned the manuscript, she claims it was out of love. [[BlatantLies Snort]].
Snort.]]
* LoveTriangle: Sort of, with Hedda, who feels a vague affection towards Ejlert, the best she can do; Thea who both loves and hero worships Ejlert, and Ejlert, who loves Thea but is obsessed with Hedda. Considering the {{Les Yay}} implications on Hedda and Thea, the confusion is complete.
complete.
* MaidenAunt: Aunt Julia and Aunt Rina.
7th Feb '16 6:33:33 PM danlansdowne
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* DownerEnding: For Hedda. [[spoiler:After she encourages Ejlert to commit suicide, telling him to 'do it beautifully,' Ejlert goes to a brothel and is accidentally killed by a shot to the stomach. She is unaware of this until Judge Brack informs her that he knows she caused his suicide, and furthermore, he also knows she burnt the manuscript. He implies he'll force her into a sexual affair, and she, who cannot stand the thought of anyone controlling her, shoots herself in the head.]]

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* DownerEnding: For Hedda. [[spoiler:After she encourages Ejlert to commit suicide, telling him to 'do it beautifully,' Ejlert goes to a brothel and is accidentally killed by a shot to the stomach.stomach ("Lower", according to Brack). She is unaware of this until Judge Brack informs her that he knows she caused his suicide, and furthermore, he also knows she burnt the manuscript. He implies he'll force her into a sexual affair, and she, who cannot stand the thought of anyone controlling her, shoots herself in the head.]]
18th Sep '15 9:49:18 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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* TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds: It's implied that Tesman and Thea will get together as they piece back Lovborg's manuscript because of how similar they are in personality.

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* TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds: It's implied that Tesman and Thea will get together as they piece back Lovborg's manuscript because of how similar they are in personality.personality (especially as it's established early in the play that they were a couple before they met their respective spouses).
13th Sep '15 8:00:03 PM Exxolon
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13th Sep '15 7:59:51 PM Exxolon
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