1- Henrik Ibsen 2- The title 3- Short Summary 4- Characters 5- Themes & Symbols 6- Famous quotation 7- Other literary aspects * Henrik Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) . * He was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. *Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of prose drama" . * His major works include : An Enemy of the People, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, and The Master Builder. This play is about the Ekdal's family . This family consist of Hialmar the father , Gina the mother and Hedvig the daughter . They were a happy family until, Gregers Werle appears in their life and change it up side down .Gregers tells the family many tragic facts , leads to the distraction of the family . He claimed that he calls for the ideal life . His idealism leads Hedvig to kill herself at the end of the play . Gregers Werle : The impassioned, idealistic son of Hakon Werle. He has returned from self-imposed exile to avenge his father's crimes against the Ekdal family. Hialmar Ekdal : Hialmar's handsomeness, sympathetic voice, and talent for declaiming the verses and thoughts of others have always made him appear the "great light of the future" among his intimates . : The Ekdals' fourteen-year-old daughter. She is the play's most pathetic figure: its innocent and victimized belonging either to child. She is of uncertain parentage, Hialmar or Werle. Gina Ekdal : Ekdal's wife and the former house servant of practical members of the the Werles. By far the most family . Hakon Werle : A wealthy industrialist who is responsible for the ruin of his former partner, Old Ekdal, and his family. Old Ekdal : The victim of Werle's betrayal, he suffered public disgrace years ago. He is a socially tabooed figure. Relling : Hialmar's longtime antagonist .The cynical Dr. Relling works and his rival over the fate of Hialmar. Clearly appearing as a figure of knowledge of truth and honesty. *The contrast between realism and idealism *Light Vs. darkness It is quite difficult to say which character actually represents this bird because the hints the author provides can be applied to several characters. Other Literary Aspects: Irony : In The Wild Duck, Hjalmar Ekdal is unconscious of the fact that despite his image as a loving husband and father, he is not the real father of Hedveg .