Mythic Structure in Hedda Gabler: The Mask Behind the Face


Elinor Fuchs


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

In December 1980, Ibsen wrote a letter to Moritz Prozor that is often quoted in support of the standard approach to Hedda Gabler as a psychological character study:

What I principally wanted to do was to depict human beings, human emotions and human destinies, upon a ground work of certain of the social conditions and principles of the present day.1

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