What was Hedda's life like before she met Tesman?

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In Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, the title character is quite complex.  Although the play begins just after Hedda and Tesman come back from their honeymoon, we can gather bits and pieces of what her life must have been like before she married.

We find out from the aunts that as the daughter of a general, she was accustomed to living in luxury.  One of Miss Tesman's most vivid memories is of Hedda riding on horseback with her father, wearing a "long black habit--with feathers...

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