In Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, what does Helda mean when she tells Eilert to end his life "beautifully"?
Ibsen's Hedda Gabler is something of a romantic. She wants to inspire others to greatness--either in life or in death. When she learns that she is not the inspiration for Eilert's brilliant masterpiece, she destroys it, and tries to convince Eilert that the best way to handle such a tragic loss is to kill...
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