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Unformatted text preview: 2-19-10 I rony – something said or done that the audience knows but the character
does not or vice versa (we don’t know that Heda made fun of the hat on
Certain things in the play start to have a symbolic meaning
Symbol – something physical that represents an idea; meaning other than
t heir li teral meaning.
Guns (holding a gun but is also symbolic)
Window is open and closed, fresh light. Heda comes in and closes the shades
Other aunt that is in bad shape
George tessman is now Doctor Tessman
Heda refuses to call George’s aunt her aunt – shows how she doesn’t want to
be close to George
Judge and Heda are very f l i r tatious
Heda will only marry him if she can live the way she always has
Eilot lovborg is going for the same job George is
A unt Juliana pulls out a second mortgage
Calling do early – why r u here
Comments that slam aunt Juliana
T he slippers are middle class and she wants nothing to do with it
She is not wearing a corset bc she is pregnant A unt Juliana leaves and Heda f l ings here arms up and clinching her fists
shows her entrapment
Season is fall to show depression
Tea – class difference, she left her husband, had courage to do something that
Heda would never have the courage to do, blows heda’s mind bc it goes
against the expectations of society. She has a relationship with Hedas old
f l ing with lovborg,
Gets lovborg to drink and gives him a gun.
J udge Brock is the only thing keeping her life bearable ...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course THEATRE 2008 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '08