DR. KUMAR PIYUSH
DEPT. OF ENGLISH, S.P. COLLEGE, DUMKA
Critics have always complained that Hedda Gabler, one of the most controversial plays of Ibsen, is obtuse and morbid, and its protagonist is un-redeeming and inscrutable. Some also allege that it is a play without a thesis, not generally seen with Ibsen. The paper tries to clear some of these doubts surrounding Hedda Gabler by identifying the underlying idea behind the play.
Key Words: Inscrutable, Illogical, Perverted femininity, False ideals, Identity, Dilemma, Self-vindictive