The play's title character is a young woman of privilege and wealth, but her aristocratic pedigree gives her no satisfaction in life. Rather, the strict code of behavior she must abide by creates a restless energy that leads to a shocking end. The narrative takes place on a midsummer night. The servants of an estate are having a party, and Miss Julie, the owner's daughter, mingles with her father’s employees. She persuades Jean, the estate's valet, to dance with her. In a world where the slightest gesture or misplaced glance can cause a scandal, the simple waltz doesn't go unnoticed. During the night, Jean admits to Miss Julie that, as a boy, he had crept into her garden. The allusion to the Garden of Eden is fitting; Miss Julie is a player in someone else’s garden, and breaking the rules will have disastrous result.
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