Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen

Why, oh why, do I get the impression that Ibsen didn't like his female protagonists very much?

 

Or, in other words, is there a specific reason that both Nora (from A Doll's House) and Hedda are written as two rather silly women, both incapable of a rational thought?

 

Surely, exploring the theme of individuals trapped in situation which they want to escape from has more to offer than half-baked schemes, lies, deception, and artistic illusions?

 

Ugh...