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Miss Julie

August Strindberg

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What is Diana's problem?

What sermon is being given on Midsummer's day?

Where would Jean like to open a hotel?

What does the hypnotist tell his subject in Miss Julie's explanation of hypnotism?

What did Jean catch Miss Julie doing to her fiancé?

Who conspired to burn down the estate?

In his ostensible attempt at suicide, Jean lies down in a bed of what?

Why has Miss Julie stayed home on Midsummer Eve?

Who else has attempted suicide in the play?

Who does Christine ask Jean to play in the final scene?

What does Miss Julie have Jean remove early on in their seduction?

Why did the estate fall into ruin under the Countess's direction?

What adorns the fountain visible through the glass doors?

What does Christine not do in the first pantomime?

If Julie confesses to her father, she imagines that he will do what?

At the very beginning of the play, Jean describes Miss Julie as what?

What "immediately" leads Miss Julie to flee with Jean to his room?

Jean's childhood memory of Julie places her in what setting?

Late in the play, Julie delivers a tirade on annihilating Jean's "entire sex." What precipitates this speech?

What does Jean see move of its own accord at the end of the play?

Who wrote a story that might have provided the point of departure for Miss Julie?

What is Christine cooking at the beginning of the play?

What is Jean's job?

What is Christine carrying in her last entrance?

From whom has Miss Julie learned to hate women?

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Miss Julie's Sadomasochistic Character

by Ananya97th, June 17, 2013

Miss Julie's sadomasochism was actually the result of her upbringing. Her mother was a sadistic woman who enjoyed power and causing ill to men whereas her father was masochistic because by marrying the countess, he desired his own downfall. Miss Julie grew up witnessing her mother's antics as well as her father's and inherited their particular characteristics to become a sadomasochistic woman.

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