Admits she has no love for her husband-Treatment of Thea-Burns manuscript-Gives pistol to Lovborg and tells him to kill himself George:-Only marries Hedda to climb the social ladder; never actually loved her-He would gain social class and Hedda would get money/perks out of the relationship-Hedda has power over George in the relationship, but George has the freedom-Very self-involved; does not even notice when Julia hints at the idea that Hedda might be pregnant-Puts Julia’s bonnet on the chair because he feels that she is part of the family/ she is part of the home along with himself and Hedda; Hedda is upsetThea:-‘blonde’ character-very impulsive; seen as acts of bravery and courage-does not care about her social status; what others think of her-Thea will have an affair with George??Hedda-had an intimate relationship with Lovborg-associated Lovborg with freedom; believed that the idea of being with him would allow her to be free
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-need to have a good social status held her back from pursuing this life with LovborgWhy does Hedda burn the manuscript?-Manuscript is considered Thea and Lovborg’s child-Probably was not planning on burning it right away, but her emotions got the best of her and impulsively burned it -Many points in the play where Hedda could have decided to burn the manuscript:The moment when she loses faith in humanity
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