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Themes[ edit ] One theme of the play is Darwinism  a theory that was a significant influence on the author during his naturalistic period. This is stated explicitly in the preface, where Strindberg describes his two lead characters, Miss Julie and Jean, as vying against each other in an evolutionary "life and death" battle for a survival of the fittest.
The character, Miss Julie, represents the last of an old aristocratic breed about to die out as well as a characterization of women in modernity, whereas Jean represents one who is clambering upwards, and who is more fit to thrive because he is better able to adapt in terms of the "life roles" he can take on.
Her class, her desires and impulsive nature, her father, and the dynamic traumas of her family histories. She is given a number of motivations because the author, in wanting to be naturalistic, realizes that in life people can be motivated in a number of ways, and also because the author is taking a stand against the dominant theatrical idea that says that characters should be written with only one primary motivation.
In the preface he describes both Jean and Julie as stereotypical representation of their class and society. Miss Julie is especially condemned by Strindberg "as a modern character which does not mean that the man-hating half-woman has not existed in every age The three primary principles of naturalism faire vrai, faire grand and faire simple are first, that the play should be realistic, and the result of a careful study of human behavior and psychology.
The characters should be flesh and blood; their motivations and actions should be grounded in their heredity and environment. The presentation of the play in terms of the setting and performances should be realistic and not flamboyant or theatrical.
The single setting of Miss Julie, for example, is a kitchen. Second, the conflicts in the play should be issues of meaningful, life-altering significance — not small or petty. And third, the play should be simple — not cluttered with complicated sub-plots or lengthy expositions. Strindberg was keenly aware that the French playwrights had been unable to achieve naturalism, and he felt that he could do it.
Miss Julie is not only successful as a naturalistic drama, but it is a play that has achieved the rare distinction of being performed on stages all over the world every year since it was written in The Scandinavian Naturalistic Theatre, which would be founded in Copenhagen.
Miss Julie would be the premier offering. After Strindberg agreed to a small amount of censorship, the play was published a few weeks before the first production.
The first English translations also contain these censored excisions. For example, the first audiences were spared the shock of hearing Miss Julie, in an angry moment, compare making love to Jean to an act of bestiality. With disastrous timing for the new theatre, the censors announced during the dress rehearsal, that Miss Julie would be forbidden.
However, Strindberg managed to get around the censors by having Miss Julie premiered a few days later at the Copenhagen University Student Union.
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