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August Strindberg’s PREFACE to  Miss Julie
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Theme and Interpretations The problem of rising or falling on the social ladder Chosen to explore the psyche, rather than politics Still strikes us as tragic to see someone favored by fortune  go under Miss Julie’s fate arouses our pity because we are unable to  resist the fear that the same fate may overtake us Strindberg found the joy of life in its cruel and powerful  struggles Avoids act divisions to keep the audience in the moment,  forcing them to be more uneasy Uses three art forms: monologue, mime, and ballet
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Souls (characters) “characterless” figures, more split and vacillating Miss Julie’s complex multiplicity of motives; her fate  cannot be attributed to a single, basic cause The weaker repeat the words of the stronger: Jean  (the valet) has modern ideas from within his 
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