What is the significance of the reoccuring symbol/motif of hair in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler?
The motif of hair in this brilliant play is used to signal the way in which Hedda is more preoccupied with the aesthetics of life rather than the messy relaities of day-to-day living. She has a picture of the world as being a romantic and beautiful poetic place and we can see that she withdraws into her image of this world to avoid having to confront the very difficult realities of life....
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