Foreshadowing in “The Wild Duck”


Any examples of foreshadowing in Ibsen’s play “The Wild Duck?”


There are many events that foreshadow upcoming events in the play. For instance, the mess and untidiness Gregers makes in his own room while making the stove fire, in fact foreshadows the mess and problems he creates in the life of Ekdals. Probably the perfect foreshadowing occurs in the play when Hjalmar shows up in the garret with his doubled-barreled pistol to warn Hedvig from touching it because it has bullet in it.