Dream Play - A D ream Play (part 1) Indra says that on...

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A Dream Play (part 1) Indra says that on Earth, “all their tongues can speak is the language of complaint. Indeed those earthly beings are a bickering, badgering, ungrateful race. This is a direct attack on the real human society. Though over-generalized, it serves a purpose from Strindberg to comment on the society. This approach is a little different than the other works we have read, where most use a satirical approach, or a meaning hidden inside the context. Why does Strindberg harshly and directly criticize? Does this negatively portray Indra? If so, how would this relate to orientalism? (651) The setting takes place in a seemingly Eastern civilization, judged from the character’s names. It’s an ideal world to use for a dream play, since no one really knows what the Eastern civilization is like. Did Strindberg intend it to be set in a specific country? Mother states, “There you go—always asking questions. That’s how you destroy the best things in life for yourself”. Is this a comment on philosophers? She seems to realize a balance in life, where when one is unjustly accused, the one gets someone else in the same position as him (657). Also, when one helps someone else, he/she helps another (658).
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