August Strindberg | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Arnold Weinstein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 36 pages of analysis & critique of August Strindberg.
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Critical Essay by Arnold Weinstein

SOURCE: Weinstein, Arnold. “Child's Play: The Cradle Song in Strindberg's Fadren.Scandinavian Studies 66, no. 3 (summer 1994): 336-60.

In the following essay, Weinstein highlights the child's voice in Fadren.

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Fadren has long been seen as predominantly a war between the sexes, and it is hard not to view the role of the child, Bertha, as something of a pawn. As is well known, the play revolves around the power struggle as to who will finally control the fate of the child, and this nineteenth century custody battle finishes with Laura's triumphal cry, “Mitt Barn! Mitt eget Barn!” (98) [“My child! My own child!” (49)], leaving little doubt as to the central issues of the text: ownership, control.

But does the child herself have a voice?

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