Karl Marx And Miss Julie Relationship

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August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie written during the Victorian age exemplified the conflicts created within a master-servant relationship. During this time, the elite: the rich, property owners, aristocrats were thought to be superior to the masses. This is exactly, the kind of society that philosopher, Karl Marx detested. Marx supported the lower class: the common people, the servants, the masses and believed that the masses untimely had the potential to rise above the oppressors if they would only realize their true power in numbers and could demolish the need for government and create true equality among all people. Social stratification and capitalism dictate the social norms of the time, but the human spirit often strives to be in control of its own destiny. In Miss Julie, money and social class draw a rigid line that Strindberg’s characters Julie and Jean try to rebut against but yet fail to escape its’ grips on their inner being. In Miss Julie, the relationship between the oppressed and the oppressor are …show more content…
During this time, the elite: the rich, property owners, aristocrats were thought to be superior to the masses. This is exactly, the kind of society that philosopher, Karl Marx detested. Marx supported the lower class: the common people, the servants, the masses and believed that the masses untimely had the potential to rise above the oppressors if they would only realize their true power in numbers and could demolish the need for government and create true equality among all people. Social stratification and capitalism dictate the social norms of the time, but the human spirit often strives to be in control of its own destiny. In Miss Julie, money and social class draw a rigid line that Strindberg’s characters Julie and Jean try to rebut against but yet fail to escape its’ grips on their inner

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