INTRODUCTION I shall attempt to discuss in what ways the theory of the French historian Hippolyte Taine helps illuminate the potential meaning and effect of Strindberg’s Miss Julie. I have chosen Taine to focus my attention on because the complex character of Miss Julie is above all in conflict with the person she must be […]
Deceiving a psychotic mind: A case study on Mike Figgis’ film Miss Julie. Mike Figgis’ film Miss Julie is based on a play by the same name by August Strindberg, which had its first production in Sweden only sixteen years after its publication. For this case study of the film I have chosen to use a psychological approach. The scene considered in this essay is set on a midsummer night in 1894 in the north of Sweden.