Imagine that Hedvig had only injured herself, not killed herself. How do you think the family would react? Do you think Hjalmar would change at all? Would the play still be considered tragic?
Conduct research to find other dramas that are part comedy, part tragedy. What are some of these plays? What do they have in common with The Wild Duck?
Ibsen has raised feminist issues in plays such as A Doll's House, in which the heroine leaves her family for an independent life, and The Wild Duck, which touches upon issues of female sexuality. Do you think...
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