Why does Hedda sit down to play "a frenzied dance melody on the piano" as a prelude to committing suicide?

Why does Hedda sit down to play "a frenzied dance melody on the piano" as a prelude to committing suicide?

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 Hedda's frenzied act of  playing the piano is an outward manifestation of her inner frustration and fury, which culminates in her own 'beautiful death'. Even as early as act one, when Tesman leaves the room, Hedda goes to the window and whirls about 'in a frenzy', which symbolises her claustrophobia and despair at the knowledge she is pregnant. The title of the play, ' Hedda...

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Hedda places great emphasis on dying "beautifully". The dance music sort of a "beautiful" prelude to her death. Also, it shows her uncaring side as she ignores the fact that Aunt Rina and Lovborg had just died, and instead plays a dance melody.

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