In "Hedda Gabler", what is the effect of Brack's final line, "People don't do such things"?

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Judge Brack's last line (actually the last line of the whole play) aren't actually directed to Hedda, but to Tesman who has just shouted out that Hedda has shot herself. His remark, "Good God - people don't do such things", is almost a comic line, because people...

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