Saturday, February 23, 2019
Miss Julie/a Dolls House
2) Miss Julie/ A Dolls house DFK 120 Erene Oberholzer 11045231 Dr. M. Taub 4 family line 2012 In this essay two dramatic plays, Miss Julie written by August Strindberg, and A Dolls House written by H annulrik Ibsen will be comp bed and concerns such as g block uper, identity element and disunite will be contextualized. The section Ive elect to portray pragmatism and other elements concerning these two plays resourced to the last pages of both scripts. As I see the last pages construct the difference between the plays and characters. some(prenominal) these plays inform a strand of solidism, as in the Traditional western sandwich canon.Third world text can be characterized by their degree of immediacy, topicality, histrionicsal quality, and even social realism (Gugelburger, G. M1991). human race The term Realism introduces a strand of thought and considers the world as not reality only when, mere appearance. We have no access to reality other than by representations. Yet, all representations only picture us finical perspectives on reality. When slew use the term realistic to describe a film they are saying the film shows them an image of reality that they have come to know.Realism is a constructive construct, produced by reconcilable codes and conventions which change over time. Realism has been constructed to delegate out existing social reality. Naturalism, on the other hand, conveys a representation that looks sounds and feels wish the actual world outside the work of art. Naturalism looks sounds and feels like the things we would expect (Bob Nowlan sn sp). Where Ibsen trends more to the line of realism, Strindberg informs pragmatism in his writings. For Strindberg good naturalism looked for natural impinges. For him true naturalism meant truth to nature.He was determined to have his plays muckle with fundamental truths. Miss Julie contains traces of symbolism, which were born out of the foundation of naturalism. Although many remember th at due to the use of symbolic affects in Miss Julie, the play drifts out from the naturalistic, and more to the realistic. Strindberg used all the elements needed for the development of the plot and the conveyance of superiority from Julie to Jean. Naturalism does not help for the development of the plot, whereas realism is a structure that reveals real life sentence events and is focused on the people portrayed, as shown in Miss Julie.Strindberg wanted to create dramatic illusion. His audience was to be completely convinced of the reality of the world off stage, and then transported into a sphere of influence. Ibsens contribution to realism began when he consciously started to throw a fit the forces and frictions of modern life. Ibsen indicates in A Dolls House that he was creating a particular life through Nora. Ibsens dialogue of A Dolls House comes of naturally he wanted the spectator to sit down, listen and look at events that happens in real life.Ibsen wrote mainly close to hidden relationships, social transformation and secret fears and anxieties Strindbergs play was actually written as a response to Ibsens A Doll house. Ibsen wrote his plays advocating women, and Strindberg had a contrary view. Hendrik Ibsens attitude toward friendship is evident in his double vision of a secure social position. On the one hand, its a plea against attack, on the other such concerns lead to hypocrisies and superficial values. His play reveals him as far more than a realist (Taylor, J. 972 sp). Comparing My practices of both plays illustrate the elements of gender, identity and class. Both playwrights scripts set the last page out to set everything about the differences of these elements. By the ending we can see the fall (Strindberg) and rising of the adult female (Ibsen) in social society that time. Gender, class&identity in A Dolls House Hendrik Ibsen was known as the develop of modern drama as he helped popularize realism. He became an observer of the rea l human life and informed realism in drama.In 1877 Norways social structure influenced Ibsens writings. He wanted to extol freedom and truth in his people. A Dolls House questions the suppressed role of women in that times society and overly introduced the woman as having their own goals and own purposes. Torvald reveals many multiplication his prejudice viewpoint on gender roles. He believes his wives duty is to be at home and embarks on her to always appear beautiful. The primal conflict in this playwright revolves around Trovalds dictatorial treatment of his wife.The tragedy of this story is not only about a man controlling his wife, but also the dehumanizing of the children (Mahal 2012476). They are never given a incur to improving their position in the society. Nora, in the beginning of the play, seems to be keen and content whereas she acts out child like qualities. When Torvald walks in Noras young qualities becomes more transparent. His true character is later reveal ed when he accuses Nora of forgery and when he tries to disown her. His attitude changes when everything is sorted out, but she walks out of the marriage.Nora is depicted until the end of the play as a helpless, mindless fool (Mahal 2012 476). In the end of this story this degrading treatment of Nora by her husband is resolved. This play stresses upon the circumstance of women and how their roles were perceived, as mothers and wives. Nora feels like shes been used as doll for her father and her husband, with no depth in their relationships. Nora exits her dolls house with a door slam, emphati describey resolving the play with an act of bold self-assertion. A Dolls house appears to mislead the audience of the characters true colors.Our firstly impression of Nora is that she is childlike and Torvald is seen as strong. The plays climax leads to the give away of resolving identity confusion. Nora becomes to be a brave woman and Torvald a sad man. Gender, class&identity in Miss Julie Strindberg was a Swedish playwright and drew his writings from personal experiences. He failed at one-third marriages. Circumstances made him a naturalistic writer. He was known as a misogynist and a women hater. In Miss Julie (1879) he expresses his nuisance for the opposite sex.He was forced to write a second ending for the play after much controversy. The play was censored all over atomic number 63 as the play was socially offensive to women. The daughter of a rate has an affair with a valet, who in turn forces her to commit suicide. Strindberg had an eye for injustice, but only dealt with the problem of womens rights as a facet of realism in his plays. Julie suffers an identity crisis and displays her regard for class and gender conventions. She mingles with the servant when a party is thrown.She expresses absurd behavior but on other quantify she is coy. Jean warns her of her behavior as she was seen as a temptress. She wavers between the full(prenominal) and low class ide ntity, and is in the end confused with her own identity. Julie also identifies herself with both female and male figures. She confesses she has no self she can call her own. The characters in Miss Julie are portrayed through gender, class and ideology. In the end she orders Jean to hypnotize her to commit suicide. The play reveals Julie having no control over her sexual instincts.Once Julie and Jean seduced each other, their lives are changed (Ramandeep Mahal 2012 sp) mentions that the aristocrat in the social sphere becomes the slave of the valet and the valet becomes the aristocrat in the sexual sphere as Julie lowers herself beyond redemption. Julie is seen as an example of the naturalistic movement. The characters are seen as helpless products of hereditary and environment who interact with their minds and bodies, as they would in real life (Mahal 2012 sp). Both playwrights by Ibsen and Strindberg came of dreadful the audience of their time, with the way they portrayed their wo men characters.Theyre portrayal of sex and break was set off to much controversy (Mahal 2012475). A Dolls House is considered to be more feminist work, where Strindberg has been seen as his arch enemy on that point. Ibsen has been seen to span writing in a feminist point of view he has said many times that he wrote for the everyday man. Strindberg tended to turn woman. For example when Julie grows conscious about her humiliation she falls to Jeans knees. Jean triumphantly stands over her. This also symbolizes the hierarchy of the 1800s.These ideas govern the central world of the everyday in the aspect that they inform social hierarchies and show out elements of real happenings people experience everyday. Women were demanded by men, and men were befallen to the cup of tea of women. In that time of social structure woman belonged in the kitchen (As Strindbergs points out in Miss Julie) and they were there to raise the kids and beautify their homes. That was the real world. Some of these conventions still stand today in aspect of class and gender. Resources Ibsen, H. A. A Dolls House. Gugelburger, G.M. 1991. Germainistik, the Canon, and Third world literature. Mahal, R. 2012. A comparative study of enactment of women in Ibsens A Dolls House and Strindbergs Miss Julie. Available. o. Accessed 2 September 2012 www. rspublication,com Lukas, Nowlan, B. An introduction to the problematics of Realism in video, film, and moving image- culture. Available. o. 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