Strindberg experimented with a multitude of dramatic forms throughout his career. While Strindberg along with his Norwegian contemporary Henrik Ibsen is widely considered to be one of the fathers of Naturalistic Drama for plays like The Father and Miss Julie, he also turned to Expressionism and Surrealism is his later dramatic works like Dream Play and Ghost Sonata, which were inspired by his growing fascination with the occult and the workings of his own subconscious. Historical Context of Miss Julie The s in Europe saw the Second Industrial revolution, and an associated boom in mass culture and economy.
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Jean says that it is strange that Miss Julie would rather stay at home with the servants while her father went to visit relatives. Active Themes Christine explains that Miss Julie has been crazy ever since she ended her engagement with the county attorney.
Each time he jumped over the whip, he got cut. The third time that the man jumped, Jean watched him break the whip and storm away.
Christine jokes that Jean is harder to please than the Count himself. Julie is beside herself that her dog is pregnant and she does not want the dog anymore.
Christine asks Jean to dance with her after she finishes cooking and he agrees. Active Themes Miss Julie enters, ostensibly to check if Christine has finished the tonic for her dog. Miss Julie is immediately flirtatious with Jean, asking him to come and dance with her again.
Jean attempts to decline, explaining that he promised to dance with Christine and that the other servants will gossip if he is seen dancing with Julie twice in a row. This further suggests that Julie does not understand the workings of aristocratic society, while Jean studies it careful, seeking to learn from it.
Active Themes Julie is outraged at the suggestion that she is showing Jean preferential treatment, insisting it is simply because she wants to dance with a partner who knows how to lead.
Active Themes In a pantomime sequence, Christine finishes her cooking, looks at herself in the mirror, and curls the front of her hair with a hairpin.
She notices the handkerchief that Miss Julie left behind and lifts it up to smell it.
Active Themes Jean returns alone, explaining that Miss Julie has been dancing wildly. Christine says that Julie is on her period and often becomes erratic when she has it.
Jean asks if Christine is angry that he abandoned her to dance with Julie, but Christine forgives him, since he danced with Miss Julie and not one of the other servant girls.
Jean grabs Christine around the waist and tells her that she will make a good wife to him one day. Active Themes Julie re-enters and is unhappy to see Jean and Christine being so familiar. He asks to take leave of her in order to change coats, but she urges him not to be modest on her account. Active Themes Jean returns in his coat.
Miss Julie compliments him in French and he responds in French, which he learned while he was a sommelier at an upscale Swiss restaurant. Active Themes Christine has fallen asleep by the stove. Julie remarks that she will make a good wife, and Jean agrees but tells her that Christine talks in her sleep something he knows because he has heard it.
By telling Julie that he has heard Christine talking in her sleep, Jean alerts Julie to the sexual nature of their relationship. It is also a somewhat irreverent thing for a servant to tell his employer, signaling a shift in the power dynamic between Julie and Jean.
Active Themes Julie asks Jean to sit down and have a drink with her.
He refuses, saying it would be improper if anyone were to see them.Miss Julie August Strindberg Biography and Historical Context Significance in Modern Literature Gender Equality Naturalism Industrial Revolution August Strindberg Characters Symbols and Motifs Themes Literary Analysis MISS JULIE Inferiority of Women Authority of the Count "My characters are.
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Lit. Terms. Mar 30, · Miss Julie” is a drama written in by August Strindberg as a response from an unbecoming critical analysis by Emile Zola for a prior drama (Sprinchorn, ).
Strindberg subtitled “Miss Julie” as Reviews: 1.