THE TRADITION AND CHEKHOV’S INDIVIDUAL TALENT IN ADAPTING IBSEN’S THE WILD DUCK IN THE SEAGULl Cover Image
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THE TRADITION AND CHEKHOV’S INDIVIDUAL TALENT IN ADAPTING IBSEN’S THE WILD DUCK IN THE SEAGULl
THE TRADITION AND CHEKHOV’S INDIVIDUAL TALENT IN ADAPTING IBSEN’S THE WILD DUCK IN THE SEAGULl

Author(s): Özlem Sayar
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: Editura Pro Universitaria
Keywords: Chekhov; Ibsen; The Wild Duck; The Seagull;

Summary/Abstract: “Henrik Ibsen is a widely known writer that influenced many playwrights and critics with his challenging plays such as “The Wild Duck”, “An Enemy of the People” and “Ghosts”. In his plays, he mostly includes criticism about the society and individual, for instance he deals with the conformity in society, gender apartheid, the hypocrisy in politics and the struggle of the individual in finding a voice for him/herself in the mass. While stating his criticism, he mostly applies the symbols. In “The Wild Duck”, he uses the wild duck as a symbol of the change in the individual and the conformity process that the voice of the individual gets lost. Likewise, as one of the playwrights that was influenced by Ibsen, Anton Chekhov writes “The Seagull” and he applies the symbol of the seagull like Ibsen’s wild duck. Moreover, the characters in Chekhov’s work clearly represent the wild duck that Ibsen describes in his work. This paper aims to analyze how Chekhov adapts Ibsen’s wild duck on the characters in “The Seagull” and shows his individual talent in addition to applying at the tradition.”

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 130-141
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English