Hedda Gabler is among the most commented and staged Henrik Ibsen's plays. It illustrates Ibsen's deep understanding of women's problems, desires and behavior. The protagonist is a very intense and puzzling character. She is complex, ambiguous and mysterious. Those characteristics make her an ideal candidate for research in the psychoanalytical manner.
The post-Jungian approach allows for a very deep and insightful reading of Hedda Gabler. The focus of this thesis lays in the analysis of relations between characters, their language and emotions. The other part of the research is focused on deeper aspects of the unconscious. These are jungian archetypal images such the shadow, the anima and the animus.
The post-Jungian reading of the play opens possibilities of explaining where did character's ideas originate and how they changed the way the characters behaved. Furthermore it explains what stood behind their emotional decisions—the most important part of Hedda Gabler. This research allowed to bring a new perspective in the studies of the play.