In the play, there are two main characters mademoiselle Y which is Amelia who seems to be a very quiet, soft-spoken individual, who prefers to be alone and enjoyed reading. Madame X, as she is called, is a verbose and boastful individual with an overpowering and domineering character, she is the boss and whatever she says goes.
Madame X in this piece of literature is considered to be the antagonist. The Oxford Dictionary (2016) defines such an individual as. “A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary.” Madame X is in total opposition in respect to Mademoiselle Y Amelia. She clearly is struggling with an inner discomfort with Amelia therefore, she has moral issues.
Mademoiselle Y Amelia seems to sit in the protagonist chair; The Merriam-Webster dictionary (2015). States as, “the principal character in a literary work (as a drama or story).”
She is by no means the most unfavorable person to Madame Y. Amelia is constantly belittled and ridiculed at every given chance by Madame X which obviously bares a sense of comfort for her as Mademoiselle Y is more of a humbled spirit living in the present and learning from past experience.
The setting is a depicting a local scene in France, further goes on to illustrate a quaint scene within a ladies’ café, as the name suggest activities exclusive for the convenience of ladies. Madame X personifies it as the rat trap. It is within the perceived view that Madame X and Mademoiselle Y are not best of friends, as a sense of animosity exists from by experience as Madame X is in total defense of her husband while Amelia sits and embrace her façade of insults as silent as a lamb.
According to August Strindberg (2011) “Perhaps, take it all, I am at this moment the stronger one.” The actual theme or message the poem is suggesting is that one’s loss is another gain and through persistence will attain and is the victor. The content of the play explored a smooth use of the figurative language as explained Literacy Devices (2016). “Figurative language is using figures of speech to be more effective, persuasive and impactful.” This was indeed delivered as it painted a visual landscape of what was intended in the mind of the reader and the listener.
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