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1 Lee Jane Lee Professor Gilson DOC 1, Section A08 25 October 2009 Creditors Analysis (Extra Credit) August Strindberg’s Creditors revolves around three central characters named Tekla, Adolf, and Gustav. It is shown in a Proscenium theatre with one set that does not change throughout the play. Because of this, the characters do not take breaks during their dialogues. They, therefore, keep the rhythm and fluidity focused on the lines that portray a wide range of emotions. The play begins with a conversation between Gustav and Adolf. Adolf, a crippled artist, trusts Gustav as his confidant. So, they discuss Adolf’s struggles with Tekla’s infidelity in their marriage. Gustav is accurate in his assumptions about Tekla’s habits of flirting and seems to know exactly what is on Adolf’s mind. Gustav uses this knowledge to probe for more details about their relationship. They devise a plan in which Gustav will be hiding in another room while Tekla returns so he can overhear her and Adolf’s conversation to look for clues of her unfaithfulness. Tekla and Adolf argue about many aspects of their marriage, and Adolf storms off into another room so that Gustav can enter the room and pretend like he was just in the
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