Miss Julie August Strindberg

Miss Julie August Strindberg - to each other (688). 6/14/11...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Miss Julie August Strindberg (1888)
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6/14/11 Strindberg’s modernism “In the play that follows I have not tried to accomplish anything new—that is impossible. I have only tried to modernize the form to satisfy what I believe up-to-date people expect and demand of this art.” (673)
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6/14/11 Genres Comedic setting: Midsummer Eve and reveling—this should be a greenworld. Tragic plot: Julie and Jean’s attempt to break class boundaries leads to Julie’s death. The play compresses these generic expectations and the class struggle into a single room and act.
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6/14/11 Theme “the question of being on the way up or on the way down the social ladder, of being on top or on the bottom, superior or inferior, man or woman (673)” The theme is epitomized by the “dreams” Miss Julie and Jean describe
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Unformatted text preview: to each other (688). 6/14/11 Modern epistemology Since the persons in my play are modern characters, living in a transitional era more hectic and hysterical that the previous one at least, I have depicted them as more unstable, as torn and divided, a mixture of the old and the new. Nor does it seem improbable to me that modern ideas might have seeped 6/14/11 Womens lib? I say Miss Julie is a modern character not because the man-hating half-woman has not always existed but because she has now been brought 6/14/11 Social mobility? Jean: beginning of a new species evolving through self-education into a future gentleman of the upper classes his character is uniform and divided He is polished on the outside but...
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