Jean looks down on Miss Julie for being surprisingly easy to obtain.
While Miss Julie looks down on Jean for being a servant of hers and of a lower social class.
In the play Miss Julie says that she would have killed Jean like a wild beast and Jean goes on to compare it to the killing of a mad dog.
Jean comparing himself to a mad dog also shows how Miss Julie feels that Jean is a sick animal and deserves to die.
Having Jean compare what Miss Julies did to her ex-fiancé with what some one would do to a dog shows Miss Julies drive to be the dominant one or the master.
Strindberg again uses the imagery of a dog when he has Miss Julie say, "dog who wears my collar" to Jean.Miss Julie by August Strindberg was published in 1888 yet was soon censored for it’s, what was then, ‘scandalous’ content with its frank portrayal of sexuality.In the preface of the play, Strindberg refers to Miss Julie as a ‘man-hating half women’ who seems to be the result of a power struggle between her mother and father.When Miss Julie finds out that she doesn’t have a dance partner, she decides to bring Jean for her partner. However, in this work, Miss Julie, the Strindberg did not use any explanation in the plot, nor did he write a small caption how each individual behaves. This evening we are all just enjoying ourselves together, and any rank is laid aside. However, Jean took the other side of the choice, and stuck with Miss Julie.It was seen the Jean had to dance with Miss Julie, but Jean was with her and helped even after the dance.In Miss Julie, by August Strindberg wrote about the naturalistic view of human behavior. The animal image Strindberg uses helps him exemplify his naturalistic view.The first animal imagery Strindberg uses is the dog.In the play Miss Julie's dog, Diana, is impregnated by the lodge-keepers pug.Kristen demonstrates Miss Julie's disgust when she says; "She almost had poor Diana shot for running after the lodge-keepers pug." The sexual affair between the dogs also represents the sexual affair between Jean and Miss Julie and how the two of them look down on each other.Miss Julie is already the dominating figure within the play showing a disregard for gender and class conventions, these themes and the idea of a power struggle that forms tension between characters should be drawn upon when taking a directorial approach to staging the play.Miss Julie is widely regarded as the most important drama to come from naturalism.