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The Wild Duck (ibsen) Character Use of Escapes

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Essay title: The Wild Duck (ibsen) Character Use of Escapes

People cannot handle stress everyday without having some form of an "escape," which could be as simple as listening to the radio for ten minutes, as long as it gets the mind

off the stress. The use of escapes is especially evident in The Wild Duck.

Old Akers uses drinking and hunting in the attic as his escapes from the fact that he is poor. He used to be friends with Mr. Worley until the incident, and after that he was sent to jail while Worley became rich.

Harold uses his invention as an escape from any unpleasantness in his life. He refuses to hear any unpalatable news in his house. If he does have to suffer listening to some, he occupies his mind with his

invention so he doesn't have to deal with things that make him stressed out.

Hallie uses books and the wild duck as her escapes from her boring everyday life, and later to deal with her parents' fighting and her father's attitude towards her.

In The Wild Duck, Harold gives too much attention to his invention and not enough attention

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