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Candida

"Candida" is a play by George Bernard Shaw, written and published at the end of the 19th century. To glean the central theme of the play, one need look no farther than the title. The play is titled...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2018 4:37 pm UTC

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Candida is the eponymous protagonist of Shaw's comic play Candida. She is an illustration of a character type intimately connected with Shaw's theories of gender. Essentially, the play argues that...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2017 5:40 am UTC

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Candida ends with the lines: MARCHBANKS (turning to her). In a hundred years, we shall be the same age. But I have a better secret than that in my heart. Let me go now. The night outside grows...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 1:21 pm UTC

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Candida by George Bernard Shaw is a typically Shavian paradoxical play in which the initial expectations of the audience are undermined. Eugene Marchbanks is a typical Romantic poet, rather in the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 10:22 am UTC

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George Bernard Shaw, a Nobel Prize winner (1925), cleverly weaves satire into his play Candida. Most notably, he uses satire in the form of irony and ridicule to expose and criticize the marital...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2018 1:53 am UTC

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James Morell is a very conventional middle-class clergyman who sees himself as exceptional because he is a writer with progressive politics. His knack is for presenting his socialist views boiled...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018 2:16 am UTC

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There are two instances of the conflict of man versus man in George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play Candida. The first is between Marchbanks and Reverenc Morell. the second is between Candida and...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2010 11:36 pm UTC

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George Bernard Shaw's Candida as a problem play; note the following the definition—it is a kind of... ...drama that developed in the 19th century to deal with controversial social issues...and...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2011 7:14 am UTC

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Candida is the main character as well as the title of a play by George Bernard Shaw. In the late 19th century, realism gained a dominant place in literature. The genre of the problem play, which...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018 1:40 am UTC

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In George Bernard Shaw's Candida, the title character exhibits many of the traits of a "new woman," but she nevertheless embodies a woman firmly in step with Victorian traditions and values of late...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2019 12:16 am UTC

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At the end of Act I, Reverend Morell is bragging about his and Candida’s happy marriage to the young poet Marchbanks, who is unmarried. The younger man challenges this notion and insists on...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018 11:24 pm UTC

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Numerous aspects of George Bernard Shaw’s play Candida support the assertion that it is an anti-romantic comedy. Love and romance play prominent roles in the play, which is largely concerned with...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 6:18 am UTC

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Eugene Marchbanks is one of the main characters in the play alongside Candida and her husband Morell. Candida explains who he is soon after arriving back home. She tells her father and her husband...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2019 10:13 am UTC

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In the play, the title character Candida is married to James Morell, an intellectual and social reformer. They love each other but James takes her for granted. Eugene Marchbanks is a younger poet...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2018 4:48 am UTC

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Shaw punctures men's romantic illusions about women and love through the strong and pragmatic character of Candida in the play. As her name implies, Candida speaks candidly or honestly about love....

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 1:23 pm UTC

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In George Bernard Shaw’s play, the resolution rests on the decision that the title character, Candida Morell, makes about her future with a man. Candida is a wife and mother who cares deeply about...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 7:36 am UTC

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George Bernard Shaw's play Candida was written in 1894 and reflects many of his philosophical ideas about gender. In particular, as in many of his works, he is arguing that women are the stronger...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2017 6:54 pm UTC

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In his play Candida, George Bernard Shaw offers two male characters who love the title character, a smart, beautiful woman. While the men have many basic similarities, the differences between them...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2021 5:54 am UTC

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The overeager young poet Eugene Marchbanks has fallen for Candida Morell in a big way. He puts her on a pedestal; he treats her like a goddess; he's convinced himself that his love for her is truly...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2018 3:47 pm UTC

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Morell often addresses public meetings as part of his political campaign work. His lectures bring him into regular contact with those from the lower classes, whom he wishes to convert to the cause...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2018 4:59 am UTC

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In George Bernard Shaw's Candida, the eponymous heroine has to decide between two men who love her. Her husband, James Morrell, is a popular clergyman who owes most of his success to Candida....

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 1:03 am UTC

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In George Bernard Shaw's play Candida, the political subtext is evident but not too obvious. For instance, Morell is what could be considered a socialist. He is a reverend who teaches a version of...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 10:16 am UTC

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Morell respects Proserpine as his secretary. He is kind and polite to her. He is unaware of her feelings toward him; Proserpine is in love with him, and she is jealous of the way that he talks...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 1:29 pm UTC

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In George Bernard Shaw's play Candida, Morell gives Lexy, a fellow reverend, his handkerchief. Lexy is grateful to Morell, and the gesture cheers him up after experiencing the Mr. Burgess's...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 7:52 am UTC

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As act 3 of Candida begins, both Candida and Marchbanks are sitting in chairs near the fire. She invites him to sit on the hearth-rug and talk his usual sort of “moonshine,” or romantic ideas, to...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 9:32 pm UTC

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The character of Proserpine Garnett in Candida is Reverend James Mavor Morrell’s secretary or typist. According to the playwright’s description, Prosperpine, who does not care for the nickname...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 6:30 am UTC

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