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Miss Julie by August Strindberg
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Oct 13, 2011

it was ok
Read in October, 2011

Miss Julie, daughter of the Count, is the main character in this odd by striking story. Julie lives with a luxurous family, in the high class. Her family takes pride in their heritage, and has strict rules and guidelines. Julie begins to challenge these guidelines by having a sexual relationship with one of her father's servants, Jean. The Count would be appalled if he found out about his daughter's affairs. Jean and Julie's relationship kicks off with Julie seducing the low-class Jean into some sex. Jean has a fiance, Christine. Jean doesn't mind having fun with Julie though, but Julie takes it seriously. She starts to fall in love with Jean, but he continues to tell her that what they're doing can get Julie in trouble with her family. Julie is judged strongly by her family, so they would be outraged to find her sleeping with a servant. This story is between two uncommon people who want to make something out of their situation battling internally and externaly between gender and class.
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