17 Dec Henrik Ibsen. First published in This edition derived from The Wild Duck; The League of Youth; Rosmersholm published by Boni and. The Wild Duck: The Wild Duck, drama in five acts by Henrik Ibsen, published in as Vildanden and produced the following year. In the play, an idealistic. The The Wild Duck Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical by Henrik Ibsen.

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The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen

Here you are, Hedvig. No, not only that. Well, then, from the day after to-morrow. That is a very different matter, I can tell you!

Oh, I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear this of father. Hialmar [ whispers vehemently. But I wanted to see you and have a talk with you, and I certainly shan’t be staying long. Yes, Wiild hear as they’re terrible genteel in that house nowadays. Yes, that is what he most yearns for.

I see; for no doubt the wild duck is by far the most distinguished inhabitant of the garret? Don’t let us wander from the point. Do you think I am not sticking at my work? Hialmar [ somewhat embarrassed.


The Wild Duck

Following a series of events, including Hjalmar paying no mind to Hedvig, a shot is heard, which the family assumes is Old Ekdal hunting in the loft. After the ibseen misfortune.

Gregers [ looking through the net. But then there are all the other pictures of churches, and castles, and streets, and great ships sailing on the sea. His shot winged the duck, which dived to the bottom of the lake to drown itself by clinging to the seaweed.

Why should that give me any feeling against you? Well, I hope you are happy in your married life? It is downright folly.

You’ve got something in the house, I suppose? Thank You for Your Contribution!

The Wild Duck review – revision serves up 80 minutes of potted Ibsen

Gregers [ pointing towards the background. Hialmar [ peeping in. I should almost like to wring that hemrik wild duck’s neck! What does he want with me? Now, perhaps I can sit in peace for a little while. And they never come up again.

Sorby can always find a loop-hole — when she wants to. I don’t believe he has the faintest suspicion of such a thing. Get a shot now and then perhaps. But, my dear Ekdal, maybe grandfather’ll suffer hentik it.


From something you let fall last evening, and from your coming to lodge with the Ekdals, I can’t help inferring that you intend to make yourself unpleasant to me, in one way or another.

They both lovingly care for their fourteen-year-old daughter,Hedvig. Hjalmar’s father makes a living doing odd copying jobs for Werle. Werle is a rich merchant and a man of industry.

Over the course of the play the many secrets that lie behind the Ekdals’ apparently happy home are revealed to Gregers, who insists on pursuing the absolute truth, or the “Summons of heneik Ideal”.

Come, let us sit on the sofa. You see, she has lived in there so long now that she has forgotten her natural wild life; and it all depends on that. Gina [ glancing sidelong at ibeen.