Character Analysis Gregers Werle


Gregers Werle is the son of a man he detests and he has avoided his father by spending the past fifteen years in the family mining concern, the Höidal works, in the northern forests of Norway. In the course of the play Ibsen establishes that, because he is so unattractive in appearance, Gregers has abandoned the hope of settling down with his own family; his long brooding solitude has prevented him, furthermore, from understanding his father. Young Werle, an idealist, feels that his mission is to Advocate & Preach Truth and Purity of Soul whenever he can. In the events of The Wild Duck, Gregers plays a major role of proving to others the virtues of the "claim of the ideal."