In this monologue, Adolph speaks to his new friend, Gustav, about his wife. Little does he know that Gustav is his wife's first husband. Adolph describes his wife's independent nature and how he is afraid to live without her.
In this monologue, Adolph describes to Gustav his situation with his wife. He tells Gustav that he built up his wife's confidence by taking away his own and now he's left with very little.
AuthorName: August Strindberg
Eras: 1901-1950, 1851-1900
In this monologue, Adolph speaks to his new friend Gustav. He tells Gustav that because of him, he is able to see his art in a new light. He describes why painting is no longer an adequate means of expression.
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
In this monologue, Adolph speaks to his wife about his fear and jealousy.
In this monologue, Adolph is speaking to his wife, Tekla. He tells her that she has never wanted a true husband because with a husband, a debt of sorts is owed to him. Adolph states that he will now stake his claim as her husband.
In this monologue, Adolph describes the history of their relationship to his wife. He tells her that at first, he helped her with everything as if she were a child. Then he pushed her up even farther, turning her into a literary sensation. This caused him to exert so much energy that he became ill. Adolph says that at that point, she began to look at him with pity and contempt.
Age Range: 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
In this monologue, Adolph is speaking to Gustav. Adolph does not realize that Gustav is actually his wife's first husband. Adolph is stunned that this man who has been helping him, is beginning to bring him an immense amount of pain.