17 Dec Henrik Ibsen. First published in This edition derived from The Wild Duck; The League of Youth; Rosmersholm published by Boni and. The Wild Duck: The Wild Duck, drama in five acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in as Vildanden and produced the following year. In the play, an idealistic. The The Wild Duck Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical by Henrik Ibsen.

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You know Gina did not stay here long, everything was so much upset at that time, owing to your mother’s illness and so forth, that Gina wikd not equal to it all; so she gave notice and left. Hialmar [ with emotion. Hwnrik all very well; but you will please leave me out of it.

Father’s utter, irretrievable ruin, — the shame and disgrace of it, Gregers. You ought to have; it’s very good for the digestion to sit and look at pictures. They have their nest-boxes up there under the roof-tree; for pigeons like to roost high, you see.

Sorby [ who has quietly approached.

Yes, it changes ever so much. Would you rather have had him slip down to Madam Eriksen’s?

No, don’t call me that. But of course my whole circumstances were totally changed. Help us improve this article!

When I make a promise I keep it. That pistol there — the one we use to shoot rabbits with — has played its part in the tragedy of the house of Ekdal.

The Wild Duck | play by Ibsen |

It was Bertha, when she used to come about us. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Only think, he talks of my learning basket-making, and straw-plaiting! Ibsdn go [ Goes over and opens the door, starts, and draws back.


My father always writes such short letters. Hialmar [ going towards him. I have something else for you, Hedvig.

Most prized is the wild duck they rescued. So this is what made it absolutely essential that I should come to town in person. The air is heavy under this roof. Sorby will play us something. And as for the claim of the ideal — you never got it honoured while I was up there. Why should that give me any feeling against you? He meddles in the affairs of a strange family, producing disastrous results.

But don’t you miss all the things that used to be a part of your very being — the cool sweeping breezes, the free life in the woods and on the uplands, among beasts and birds —?

And when it’s a case of the struggle for existence, you know —. Relling thinks, as I do myself, that father may be allowed to wear his uniform again. The model of the character Hedvig was tye German girl Ibsen met when he was completing the play in Gossensass in the summer of For that matter it does a man no iibsen, either.

The Wild Duck Summary

No; that was so much to the good. I don’t say that your wing has been broken; but you have strayed into a poisonous marsh, Hialmar; an insidious disease has taken hold of you, and you have sunk down to die in the dark. The Wild Duck play by Ibsen. Vildanden is an play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Well, wherever you carry it, I advise you not to come dunning us with it here, so long as I am on the premises.


Only the first symptoms have appeared as yet, and she may not feel it much for some time. Never since I can remember. The first dozen shall be ready on Monday. It was in such an hour that Hialmar Ekdal pointed the pistol at his own breast.

Lieutenant Ekdal was once so closely associated with you. isen

I don’t know the rates for that sort of work. I must say, Gregers, I really think that at your age you might find something more useful to do. An Enemy of the People five-star review.

The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen

Teh the dining-room, the hum of conversation and laughter of many voices are heard; a glass is tapped with a knife; silence follows, and a toast is proposed; shouts of “Bravo! Clearly, the intention is to strip Ibsen of what Stone sees as his superfluous realism to give us the essence of a domestic tragedy. On a symbolical level, Gregers and Relling seem henri be opposites the virtue of truth against the “basic lie”. The Thin-haired Gentleman [ in a low voice. In order to work on his invention, he often needs to lie down on the couch and think about it.

Of course you would notice that. That is further than I tbe ever get. It would not involve our being constantly together. That is a very different matter, I can tell you! I don’t believe he has the faintest suspicion of such a thing. Order by newest oldest recommendations.