Raina and Bluntschli in Arms and the ManHow significant is the meeting of raina and bluntschli in the play?

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The meeting between Raina and Bluntschli is of great significance, in fact, it is correct to say it is the most significant element in Shaw's play because, without the meeting, the plot wouldn't develop and the lives the other characters wouldn't change. Because they meet, Raina gives up her false ideals of love, then loves truly; Sergius can suddenly be true to himself and his love for Louka; and Blunschli can blend pragmatism with romanticism and declare his love for Raina and return to help his father with his business.