Corinna, A-Maying the Apocalypse yRn toou It is a poisonous marsh in the day time and Greger s dog teeth bite her neck so she ll stay there You will make a sacrifice Hedvig shoots herself At the bottom of the depths of the sea it wouldn t have looked right to her to kill the duck Or maybe it was an accident It couldn t have looked right when all the lights are blotted out by the big words of the ideal Hialmar cries for her to wake up long enough for him to say he loved her again Gina says they couldn t have kept her forever Who the hell died and made them her parentsRelling Oh life would be uite tolerable after all if only we could be rid of the confounded duns that keep on pestering us in our poverty with the claim of the idealI almost wanted to be the dog and save the wild duck But Hialmar was not the duck I would want to save Hedvig But I don t know if she meant to kill herself or the duck I could tell myself stories about her refract my vision to believe she would not have done either would have woken up to the daytime outside of prayers Be a big grown girl But what was about Hialmar that Greger wanted to write as his idol of perfect truth Why was he the duck and Greger the dog Why did he lie about this silly man to live another day I wonder about the point he felt he had to make it become real to open his big fat mouth I didn t feel sorry for the loss of their lie rather that a better one wasn t told to Hedvig Let her read and paint pictures while she still could if she really would go blind if they took her to a doctor my belief in this fictional world would be uite suspended I would want that one I am not any better than Greger I casted as the dog and the wild duck Much darker than the other play I read by him The Doll s House The main uestions in this play are how far should one go in pursuit of the truth and how much should somebody interfere with someone else s life in order to save that person I thought the ending was the only way this play could have ended 35Interesting play All too familiar if ou re into Khaliji soap operas The dialogue got a bit too awkward towards the end Vildanden The Wild Duck Henrik IbsenThe Wild Duck an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen Characters H kon Werle a wholesale merchant Gregers Werle his son Old Ekdal the former business partner of H kon Werle Hjalmar Ekdal Old Ekdal s son a photographer Gina Ekdal his wife Hedvig their daughter aged fourteen Mrs S rby housekeeper and fiancee of H kon Werle Relling a doctor lives below the Ekdals Molvik formerly a student of theology lives below the Ekdals Pettersen servant to H kon Werle Jensen a hired waiter Mr Balle a dinner guest Mr Flor a dinner guest 1994 1372 207 1387 176 1394 2222 9786007806173 19 1379 174 964632830 1396 227 9789644310935
Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars closer to later Ibsen writes about moral dilemmas between 3 and 4 stars closer to later Ibsen writes moral dilemmas like one else Here it is dilemma of whether to tell someone a truth that might ruin their lifeAnd Ibsen seems to have such magical ability to make characters real in our mind s eye in no time It needs novelists hundreds of pages to develop characters Not Ibsen You could know exactly how they are going to act Some readers seem to think that predictability is a bad thing in fiction It isn t altogather IMO I am inclined to think that only bad artists depend on shocks Ibsen s genuis is in showing that how inevitable the fates of his characters isIt seems that if we suffer too big a breach on our trust in one uarter it affects our ability to trust in all uarters In this case Ekdal ended up suspecting even his innocent little daughter of having malign intentions I m still trying to wrap my head around this work and I m not uite sure that I am able to write a very thoughtful review at this time but I ll attempt it I read this just after finishing A Doll s House which was my first encounter with Ibsen and one that I enjoyed very much This work is much darker in tone and it is perhaps because it rattled me so much with its tragic ending that I lean toward giving it 4 stars rather than 5 but then I also think that for the work to have so affected me that I perhaps should award it 5 stars Like A Doll s House this play leaves the readerviewer thinking long after the
FINAL ACT IT IS SO FULLact It is so full symbolism and particularly religious symbolism that it could be pondered for some time without unearthing all of its many treasures And like A Doll s House it also deals with a family that is content but whose apparent happiness is founded on lies and deception Is it better to follow the ideal and root out truth or to live out what Dr Relling calls the vital lie often translated as the life lie that lie that keeps one going forward As in ancient works this interplay between truth and lies is symbolized by things like sight and blindness light and dark And Gregers idealism his uest for truth no matter the social conseuences is the force that brings ultimate ruin to the Ekdal household Whereas I feel that I would enjoy seeing a production of A Doll s House I am not so sure about The Wild Duck But perhaps with the passing of time this will change Oh life would be uite tolerable after all if only we could be rid of the confounded duns that keep on pestering us in our poverty with the claim of the ideal. Unfortunately the truth involving scandal illegitimacy imprisonment and madness only serves to wound the Ekdals further In the play the wild duck is a symbol of this injured family and perhaps of the loss of Ibsen's outhful idealismMoving and powerful this thought provoking tragedy shows clearly why Ibsen is regarded as one of the giants of modern theater. So much darker interesting than I thought it would be The dialogues were a bit awkward at times but I really enjoyed it even though the ending was uite heart breaking I ll be reading a play by Ibsen and Strindberg every week till May for uni and I m pretty excited From BBC radio 3 Drama on 3David Threlfall Samuel West and James Fox star in Henrik Ibsen s masterpiece as strong on comedy as profound tragic drama A family creates an imaginary forest in their loft room for a wounded wild duck But will someone come to shatter their dreamsTranslated and adapted by Christopher HamptonHjalmar David ThrelfallGregers Samuel WestWerle James FoxGina Lise Ann McLaughlinHedvig Lauren CorneliusEkdal Clive HaywardRelling Michael BertenshawMrs S rby Georgie GlenSolo flute played by Martin FeinsteinDirector Peter Kavanaghhttpswwwbbccoukprogrammesb09y If he loves The Wild Duck and he wishes he had written it he wants to be Ibsen for just that moment and dedicate his play to someone who s been kind to him is that lying It isn t as bad as people doing work they have no respect for at all Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it s right that sudden familiarity a sort of recognition as though they were creating it themselves as though it were being created through them while they look at it or listen to it and it shouldn t be sinful to want to have created beautyWilliam Gaddis The Recognitions I didn t know that in Norway the meaning is lies and not idealsThere was no reason for me to know that but it seems importantPeople might walk around on top of colder ground or warmer underneath their many feet with a different person to other person language dictionary Gregers has a doorstop dictionary book It has fine print that all mean truth justice and the way Your foot will have to be chopped off if he drops his word bombs on our life Or not if The Thing About Alice your person to person dictionary has other words in it powerful words Gregers If I should choose I should like best to be a clever dogGina A dogHedvig Involuntarily Oh noGregers Yes an amazingly clever dog one that goes to the bottom after wild ducks when they dive and bite themselves fast in tangle and sea weed down among the oozeA long time ago Gregers started carrying his big book with him He didn t open it He slept with it torched it in his heart and warmed himself His father Werle disobeyed the law of the word He slept with another under the house of his ailing wife He chased the housekeeper around the table until she gave in Gregers wrote in his book so he would not forget that his father massively dicked over Lieutenant Ekdal He takes his book with him to the works owned by his father and sells his silence to explode another day Mount I know better thanou will erupt and it is a bitch to wipe ideals off all the mirrors in its kiss off lipstickSon Ekdal the man of the house Hialmar is his ideal Man of his father s house watching through a curtain for signs Father and
son live by big word rituals Killing rabbits felling trees bring me a beer His sleepinglive by big word rituals Killing rabbits felling trees bring me a beer His sleeping that lies his experiment is the ounger Ekdal Hialmar speaks a lot about his contentment this so called great man as Gregers sees it He is a photographer who talks big words about some invention His wife the housekeeper escaped from the prying mercy of a dirty old man does all of the work Her husband loses his leash if she uses the wrong word This must be when he is reminded of her past as a housekeeper cleaning up rabies foam from stupid Werle senior He talks about his warm home child bounding and big love Ekdal junior The love of his life his poor daughter Hedvig doomed to loss of sight No need to tell her Stay with daddy be loved She s big for her age of fourteen and she studies pictures in books and imagines herself at the depths of the sea The girl was onto something drowning in the words with no meaning
to her I hated them for her They had big books with no pictures for anyone else andher I hated them for her They had big books with no pictures for anyone else and words like something Bobby Brown would dance around Punch ou in the face If I were sitting at their table I would have seen lies than anyone Gina may or may not have fucked before she got together with her husbandGregers Not exactly to that I don t say that Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin your wing has been broken butou have strayed into a poisonous marsh Hialmar an insidious disease has taken hold of Caveman Alien's Ransom: A SciFi BBW/Alien Fated Mates Romance (Caveman Aliens Book 1) you andou have sunk down to die in the darkGreger s leaves his book in dresser drawers in hotels for prostitutes and married men to find He opens to page forty two and it says that their marriage can begin again as a real marriage now that Hialmar knows the truth Who died and made Gregers the word Hialmar slinks off into a hissy fit of my daughter isn t my daughter I can t look at Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC you oh I can t possibly think about my precious invention now that the world isn t to my grandstanding speeches in the kitchen over a beerPssst Hedvig You should make a sacrifice Pictures sayou are a coward Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you can t do it It looks ghostly at the depths of the sea Pssst the sea snake hisses His words sound afraid at night like her prayers for her father and the wild duck When it is scaryou ask for God to make it all right Please make it all right please love me again be my father again You should make a sacrifice and he will retu. Focused on the conseuences of telling the truth or forbearing to do soIn The Wild Duck the idealistic son of a corrupt merchant exposes his father's duplicity but in the process destroys the very people he wishes to save Convinced that reality is always superior to illusion Gregers Werle forces his friends the Ekdals to face the truth about their lives.
Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Henrik IbsenThe Wild Duck was so much than I thought it would be it was all I could want hope for in a play It marked the beginning of a new era in Ibsen s work In my edition the introduction was a discussion into Ibsen s work signifying a change in his style thinking and his ideals I loved reading the introduction because I love such things but I also cannot help dozing off at these things the play took me a day the Introduction a few I was not reading it every day continuously because of time constraints I had wanted to read it for so long now and unexpectedly it was super easy to get into Less is it was complex in its simplicity hopeful in its hopelessness bright in its bleakness cheery in its sadness fulfilling in its emptiness its hunger its thirst peopled by loneliness It is sad The Summer I Wasn't Me yet not sad bleaket not bleakI have only ever read Ghosts but I liked The Wild Duck so much better it s a classic and definitely represents Ibsen in a higher state of mind self Made me fall in love with Ibsen which I was hardly hoping to everIbsen s characters have a characteristic vitality vivacity They believe in the uality of life in living in a higher purpose too They think and they act fight back make their presence known seen felt not a passive character in sight thus giving insight into Ibsen s personality Loved The Wild Duck this is what a play ought to be not woody not too much play ey mechanical unreal Some people would call it dry but it was perfect perfect for me it was than what I was looking for hereThe play gives vent to three kinds of people first who are self righteous to the point that they shove their ideals down people s throats second who give people their life lies to be happy and the third are the victims to theseThere is this one funny amazing thing I discovered the ideals of these kinds of people work on adults but Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye you cannot control a child children are God s free creatures they can t stick to the script like their older fellows You cannot give a child their ideal and expect them to follow they always form their ownThe iconic title The Wild Duck the metaphor is so apt so on point like the play Even Ibsen knew while writing it that it was something Writing to his publisher on 2 September 1884 he was moved to admit that he thought of this new work of his as something rather special adding that his methods were new and that some of the country sounger dramatists might possibly be encouraged by them to launch out along new tracks The play is short concise but so on point so put together hits the markMakes me want to read his plays in Norwegian because the essence of the writing lies also in the language For me to learn a language is for the most part for reading things in their original language and absorbing that
Actual Creativity The Subtle Nuancescreativity the subtle nuances the language where it came fromThe play is about two best friends Hjalmar Ekdal and Gregers Werle and the pressures they are put under by their fathers Old Ekdal and Haakon Werle s history The play is enacted when they reunite after seventeen Tales from a Pilots Logbook yearset are still haunted by the ghosts of the past The ghost of Gregers mother haunts Hjalmar s wife Gina Gregers Mr Werle and his housekeeper Mrs Sorby Gina worked a little while as a housekeeper at Werle s home et he still roams the halls of the Ekdal residence The pivotal character Hjalmar Ekdal was unfortunately awfully malleable but the most adoring
And Adorable Character Of The Play Headorable character of the play He my most favorite especially ought to the love he owed his father and the true love despite the the momentary lapse and no matter what the outcome he showed Hedvig Broken old sporty Ekdal was the second favorite the loft and the forest staring at him in astonishment Me Nothing here for me The forest s revenge was awesome Hjalmar s daughter Hedvig was the most innocent and ironically a character full of life as ever I like Gregers I really do all his ideas and his actions up until he put Hedvig up to his messed up ideal which did work though in many ways made me really think of myself because I can identify with him and maybe that s what makes me like him I understand his sentiments his ideals I do but he overdid it what he did He looked up to his friend but that cost Hjalmar everything it did The most important character definitely was the Wild Duck It sets the tone for the play the characters the ending Ekdal She did that Always do that wild ducks do Go plunging right to the bottomas deep as they can get my dear sirhold on with their beaks to the weeds and stuff and all the other mess ou find down there Then they never come up again It s funny how Gregers keeps calling Hjalmar the Wild Duck but it s Hedvig who comes out to be And given the little role he had Relling was VERY interesting Relling Pretty nearly everybody s sick unfortunatelyGregers And what treatment are ou giving HjalmarRelling The usual I try to keep his life lie going Hjalmar s fortunes were pretty much inversely proportional to Hedvig and old Ekdal s As they rose his fell until they finally collapsed on Hedvig s infant breast The ending was pretty much resolved but in ways it was open too It was the perfect ending really pulled the play together at the end Amazing amazing play Definitely recommended it s easy 35 starsThis is. This 1884 masterpiece may have had its genesis in the hostile reception Ibsen widely regarded as the father of modern realist drama had received from the Norwegian public and critics for “Ghosts” which gave theater goers a larger dose of truth than most were willing to bear His next three plays The Wild Duck An Enemy of the People and Rosmersholm.