Compare the female and male characters in Henrik Ibsen`s The Wild Duck.

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In general, the female characters see more clearly and act more in a way that sustains community than the male ones. With the exception of Relling, who has devoted himself to study of human nature, the men all tend to be in some way self-deluding.

Male characters

(Old) Ekdal: Hjalmar’s father. Previously, Hakon Werle’s business partner. After being jailed for illegal tree cutting, returns a drunkard who works as a copyist for Hakon.

Hjalmar Ekdal: Son of Old...

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