Supernaturalism

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Supernaturalism: Strindberg’s attempt to depict genuine reality by combining our inner-self and outer-self. Screenings : Frozen (1998) Miss Julie (1951) Miss Julie (1999) [from today] Unable to reconcile all that is happening to her, Julie becomes desperate to return everything to a sense of order. The more introspective she becomes, however, the more her world collapses. Related to Strindberg’s belief concerning the instability of the self – that the self is an inherited patchwork conglomeration of hereditary traits and beliefs. He called his characters “characterless characters.” Vacillating, out of joint, made up of scraps of humanity turned into rags, all patched together like society itself. We are not a unit at all, but a unity of the “scraps” of our lives. The irony in the final moments of the play: though Julie will be the one to take “control” of her life, she will commit suicide to do so; while Jean will live, he has realized his weakness and inability to rise above his situation, and will remain powerless and defeated. It affirms
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