Ibsen devotes nearly 300 words to describing the interior of the villa as the prelude to Act I. This demonstrates the importance of the theme of home in Hedda Gabler. Other relevant aspects are that, despite the showcase style of home, Hedda feels trapped and imprisoned; she feels alienated; she feels antagonistic toward those she shares home with; roles and responsibilities of home bring out her feelings of selfishness and acts of manipulation.
Does everyone remember that Hedda is pregnant?
You need to remember that Hedda actually does not like her home whereas her husband talks about it as being their "dream home." Misconceptions and miscommunication are therefore very important when we think about this concept of "home." This is something that we see plays a vital part in their relationship, as we later discover that Hedda only married her husband because she thought he would be rich and famous.
My sense is that Hedda has no concept of what "home" really is. We get the sense...
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