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Tikrit UniversityCollege of EducationEnglish DepartmentModern DramaDr. Awfa Hussein Al-Doory, PhDAn Analysis ofThe StrongerThrough the one simple scene ofThe Stronger, Strindberg creates an intense and powerfulsnapshot of life.The Strongeris rich in allegory and lends itself to many layers of interpretation.Though the play takes little more than ten minutes to read and perform, it makes a deep impression, andleaves one with the illusion that one has travelled far and seen much, even though the entire thing isactually incredibly short.The PlotMrs. X meets Miss Y in a corner of a Women Café on a Christmas Eve. Mrs. X starts greetingand talking to Miss Y. Criticizing Miss Y for her loneliness, Mrs. X reveals memories about Miss Y'srelationship with Mrs. X's husband. Mrs. X tells Miss Y that this relationship destroys her marriage;however, she feels stronger in all what happened. Their meeting reaches its end when Mrs. X announcesthat she will leave the café and go home to make love with her husband.ClimaxThis uneventful plot reaches its climax when Mrs. X says: "I hate you! Oh, how I hate you".Before uttering these words, Mrs. X tries to pretend that she is calm. However, her mask of calmnessand self-esteem falls apart and thus her anger, jealous, and sadness are well-recognized. According tothis, the play is marked by its subjective point of view because the audience listens to one voice,namelyMrs. X's voice.The ConflictThe problem of Mrs. X is about her husband who has had an affair with Miss. Y in the past and now she

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