“The Wild Duck” is a Tragicomedy


Is Wild Duck a tragedy or comedy?


It has combination of tragic and comic elements, though the comic elements could not overshadow the tragic elements. For instance, the behavior of Ekdal is very funny in his garret among animals. When he appears in garret, his imagination takes him into forest moving with different wild animals. Yet, the ending of the play is undoubtedly very tragic with suicide of Hedvig.

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