Points of View in Realism...Hedda Gabler

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Points of View in Realism "‘Good morning, dear Miss Tesman. What an early hour to call. So kind of you." Says Hedda./ ‘No, really not, thank you. I just wanted to make sure you have everything you need. I must see about getting back home. My poor dear sister will be waiting for me,' says Miss Tesman to Hedda./ Be sure to give her my love, won't you? Tell her I'll run over to see her later today, says Tesman to Miss Tesman'"

Henrik Ibsen focused on Realism for the tale of Hedda Gabler, yet one can not help but to review the realities of each individual character. The Realism movement came after the Romanticism era, which they are seemingly are flowing in a sequence. In the movement of realism; we are to believe that all of the
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Tell her that I'll run over and see her later today." (1232) Then there is Tesman's dear old auntie, Miss Juliana Tesman, whose reality seemed to solely surround taking care of someone, once it was Tesman as a young boy, now it is her sister whose health is far below par. "I just wanted to make sure that you have everything you need. My poor dear sister will be waiting for me." (1231) Miss Tesman also, all the way through the first act, works extremely hard in order to win the affection of Hedda, almost to place her importance on a pedestal as if she were royalty, which seemed to be a tad bit extreme. "I bought it for Hedda's sake. So that [she] needn't be ashamed of me, incase we ever go on a walk together. (1228)" The previous quote is dialogue that is said by Miss Tesman to Tesman, which is also a clear example of Miss Tesman's butt kissing tactics as if to get in good with the seemly almighty Hedda Gabler. Each person involved in the play has a particular mind set which was able to affect their point of view. It is easy to see why one would consider Hedda as self-centered, Tesman as one whom does not need much of anything to get excited, and Miss Tesman as the mothering type. Points of views are very important, since they are said to have three sides to every story, person A's side, person B's side, and the most important side is the truth. Viewing things in such a way implies that someone is lying and that third person


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