This thesis aims at examining Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler from two different perspectives. The first is an examination of Hedda Gabler from its 1890 (19th century) historical Norwegian context as a background (an archaeological perspective) to the understanding of issues addressed by Ibsen and its relevance to our modern times. And the latter, will be a contemporary 21st century Ghanaian reading and interpretation of Hedda (a genealogical perspective), with the aim of exploring a possible new interpretation and understanding of the play. This exploration places these two perspectives within a Foucault’s ideology of archaeological and genealogical perspective which will serve as a guiding principle to fully underpin the discussion, with supported references to other literatures. Issues related to gender, motherhood and wifehood will be addressed with relation to these perspective.