This thesis mainly deals with the causes and the effects of the downfall of
the marriage of Hjalmar Ekdal and Gina Ekdal in Henrik Ibsen?s The Wild Duck.
Through this study, I would like to find out what the causes of Hjalmar and Gina?
downfall of the marriage are. Moreover, I intend to know the effects of Hjalmar
and Gina?s downfall of the marriage on Hjalmar and Hedvig, their only daughter.
For this analysis I use literary approach. The literary tools that I am going to apply
are conflict and characterization. In the analysis, I find out that the process of the
downfall of Hjalmar and Gina?s marriage is start by the interference of the third
person, lack of openness between them and Hedvig?s uncertain parentage.
Moreover, the effects are the changing behaviors that Hjalmar and Hedvig have to
experience. Hjalmar changed into a careless man in terms of physical appearance.
He also leaves his family. In addition, the way he uses a language becomes
harsher. Hedvig, as the daughter also experiences changing behavior, such as
changing into a desperate child, rebellion against her parents? order and she also
changes into a child who can trust adult, other than her parents more easily like
never before the downfall of the marriage. As a conclusion, marriage problem can
bring bad effects to the people who experience it even though it is a common
thing happens in the marriage. Though, communication is one of the ways to
solve the problem in marital life. Inside the marriage life, there should be
openness toward each other to minimize the problem. Through openness, their
couple will not get misunderstanding perception toward their spouse and it can
minimize the problem.
(11405016) MARIA STEFANI
(88-010) Theophilus Jokoriyanto
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 2009
1. IBSEN, HENDRIK, 1828-1906. THE WILD DUCK-STUDY AND TEACHING
2. NORWEGIAN DRAMA-19TH CENTURY-STUDY AND TEACHING
downfall of marriage, interference, changing behavior
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 01011903/ING/2009; Maria Stefani (11405016)
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