YMMV / Hedda Gabler

  • I Am Not Shazam: The title character is (legally) named "Hedda Tesman", not Hedda Gabler. Gabler was her maiden name, and it serves as a symbol of her pre-marriage identity.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Hedda, who's incredibly beautiful, and manipulates every single person in the play without them realising, except for Brack who understands what Hedda's doing straight away, mostly because they are very similar.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hedda loses much of the reader's sympathy after she pretends to love Tesman. It's also fairly hard to feel sympathy for her suicide because she's just killed her baby.
  • What an Idiot: Tesman; At the end of the play, instead of helping his wife who's just shot herself or going to check on her, he simply stands in one spot and wails.

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