PPT Drama 2

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 .