Sorry for Disturbing You

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Vi er lige stædige, og vi kæmper alle om den samme plads i hierarkiet. For at komme frem i verden må man til tider ofre sine sociale relationer og den nuværende tilværelse. At to kvinder kan hade hinanden så meget ligger ikke fjernt fra vores tid. August Strindberg har skrevet dramaet, som for første gang havde premiere i Danmark i 1889. Det var netop også i slutningen af 1800 tallet af Det moderne gennembrud fik set dagens lys, og det var her, en del forfattere gjorde op med den bundne kønsrollefordeling mellem kvinde og mand.

Dramaet tager udgangspunkt i en samtale mellem Frk. Y og Fru. X, hvis man kan kalde det en samtale. Det er nemlig gennem hele forløbet, Fru. X der fører ordet, og Frk. Y, også kaldet Amalie, nikker blot.
Dramaet finder sted på en lille café. De to forhenværende veninder møder tilfældigvis hinanden juleaften på caféen, hvor Fru. Y sidder alene ved et bord, med en flaske øl, halvt drukket. Her træder Frk. X så ind, og allerede ved første indtryk får læseren en særdeles klar overbevisning om, at hun lever et overklasse liv, med hus, mand og børn; ”Hun er vinterklædt i hat og frakke og har en smuk japansk kurv over armen”.(Den stærkeste, s. 1). Dette er modsat Fru. Y, som tilbringer juleaften helt alene på den lille café. Fru X er meget snaksagelig, og fører hele tiden ordet. Hun virker til at have det perfekte liv. Hun viser julegaverne frem til børnene og hendes mand, hun er stolt, og holder sig ikke tilbage. Dette ændrer sig hurtigt, da man finder ud af, at hendes mand Bob og Frk. Y har haft en affære. Da Fru X får snakket sig frem til den konklusion, ændrer hun sit ellers nydelige sprog; ”Du sidder derinde i dit hjørne – ved du, det kaldes ”Rottefælden” på grund af dig”(Den stærkeste, s. 4).
Med replikken; ”Jamen, kæreste Amalie! Sidder du her alene juleaften – som en stakkels pebersvend!” er starten på et dramatisk drama, med jalousi,…...

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