Comparing and Contrasting Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen and Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston

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Hedda Gabler is a play authored by Henrik Ibsen while Zora Neale Hurston authors sweat and they both present characters who are morally ambiguous. Henrik majors on the character Hedda, and she depicts her as a purely evil lady whose aim to create misery and trouble among the people around him. On the other hand, Sweat by Zora Hurston presents Delia as a young woman who is morally upright and upholds all the duties expected of her. The actions of these two female protagonists widely differ and bring out various themes in the buildup of the two plays. The comparisons of this essay, therefore, will focus on different elements of psychological states and events that highlight motivations as structured by the authors. Further, it will present an analysis of activities undertaken by the two female protagonists. Control is the ultimate need for Hedda as shown in the story. The desire for control and unhappy marriage molds the psychological makeup for Hedda. Although she seems to be trapped in the marriage, she shows a high need for control over her husband, secret lovers, and her life. She has successfully mastered techniques of deceiving and creating illusions whenever she wants her way out. For instance, her respond to Elvert when he came to seek for help left him more confused and helpless. Hedda offered him a pistol and further instructed him to do it beautifully thus leaving with thoughts of delusions and love. Also, she manages to control Mr. Tesman by treating him like an object. It is clear that they both have no affection for each other, but Hedda manages to control him and expects no one to make any inquiries about it. Different characters experience painful

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