Miss Julie Questions and Answers

Miss Julie

Strindberg's preface to Miss Julie, rather like the play itself, is a manifesto of naturalism in the theater. In very basic terms, this means that it aims to set out to the reader a very different...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2020, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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The realism and naturalism movements are extremely similar in that both depict everyday characters in real-life situations in which conflicts are psychologically driven. Both realism and naturalism...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2016, 3:32 am (UTC)

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August Strindberg (1849–1912) lived through tremendous cultural, social, and political transformations in his native Sweden, as well as in Denmark and France, where he lived for several years. His...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2018, 10:01 pm (UTC)

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The Count is Miss Julie's father. Though he never appears onstage during the play, his brooding presence is always felt. He represents the values of tradition and patriarchy. These are values which...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020, 8:28 am (UTC)

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Miss Julie is an important work in both naturalist and feminist literature. Written by August Strindberg in 1888, it concerns an aristocratic woman who desires sexual and personal freedom from her...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012, 3:01 am (UTC)

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Christine is a relatively minor character in the play, though nonetheless important in illuminating certain character traits of the main players. As a humble servant with no ambitions to rise above...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018, 9:23 am (UTC)

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Late 19th-century Western society had a very restricted view of women. Women, especially those from the upper classes like Strindberg's Julie, were expected to be chaste, demure, and submissive....

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019, 7:44 am (UTC)

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The symbols in Miss Julie create different effects. One noteworthy symbol could be the barn. This appears to be a place where Julie can cast off the restrictions and limitations placed on her by...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 3:31 pm (UTC)

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Social Darwinism was a prominent ideology in 19th century Europe and the United States. It sought to apply a somewhat crude interpretation of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection to...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018, 9:53 am (UTC)

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The eponymous Miss Julie is nothing short of unstable, with sadomasochism being her key disorder. We know this because her mother, the Countess, was basically the same way, going as far as burning...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2015, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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August Strindberg's play Miss Julie illuminates Charles Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection through a contrast of its two main characters: Miss Julie, the modernist daughter of a wealthy...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2017, 7:12 pm (UTC)

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The highest point of a play or a novel or a short story is usually called the climax. That climax might be the most exciting part of the action. In that case, then you could say the climax is when...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2008, 2:24 pm (UTC)

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Julie, the daughter of a Count, has fallen for a social inferior, a valet by the name of Jean. Their relationship is a tempestuous one, to say the least, punctuated by violent arguments and threats...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2018, 10:43 am (UTC)

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At first glance, Miss Julie is completely responsible for her own downfall. Every action she takes, each more nonsensical than the last, causes her to walk out of the kitchen seemingly infatuated...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2020, 3:34 pm (UTC)

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I think #2 makes an excellent point regarding the value of being forced to examine our own sexual mores outside of the context of our own age and time. This is something that is of particular...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2012, 4:26 pm (UTC)

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Jean is a valet who lets himself go during a night of Midsummer's eve carnival and bacchanal. He is a conflicted person who both dreams of rising up the class ladder and becoming an aristocrat but...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2020, 6:02 pm (UTC)

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The characters in the play don't understand themselves, so they make it difficult for the readers to understand them. An important theme of the play concerns identity, which is why the characters...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2007, 11:37 am (UTC)

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Strindberg's ideals regarding drama and, specifically tragedy, were a kind of distillation of principles that had been practiced by earlier dramatists, but not in so thorough and complete a way as...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2018, 7:58 pm (UTC)

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On some level, I think that one has to use the Marxist approach to analyze Strindberg's text. The element of class conflict is of vital importance to the conditions that give rise to the drama as...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 9:28 pm (UTC)

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Several kinds of role reversals are happening in August Strindberg's Miss Julie; among them is the consistent attempts by the protagonist (Miss Julie) to, as you say, "usurp the...role and status"...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2014, 6:17 pm (UTC)

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To analyze sexuality in a performance, you would focus on gestures, tone and volume of voice, touching and near-touching, proximity of actors in space, places represented, symbolic elements...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2016, 3:09 am (UTC)

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August Strindberg's play, Miss Julie, is a representative of the Naturalist movement, which is a part of the Romantic movement that deals with social survival and the portrayal of reality for what...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012, 2:00 am (UTC)

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August Strinberg's play "Miss Julie" is set in a country manor house in Sweden in the late 1880s.

Latest answer posted April 8, 2007, 12:15 pm (UTC)

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In his preface to Miss Julie, August Strindberg discusses how he wants to make some major changes to how things are usually done in the world of the theater. Let's examine what he says. Strindberg...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2022, 2:23 am (UTC)

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Please note: The post contains numerous questions. The eNotes Homework Help policy allows for one question per post. This answer primarily addresses the first, fourth, and eighth questions. Who am...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020, 6:56 pm (UTC)

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