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George Bernard Shaw

How would you summarize the poem "Imagination" by George Bernard Shaw?

George Bernard Shaw was a man whose work was compared to humorous and clever authors who were well-known at the time: But by the turn of the century, Shaw’s smart, funny voice had emerged—a unique...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2016 7:28 pm UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

Describe "Candida" by George Bernard Shaw as a problem play..

Candida by George Bernard Shaw is a problem play in the sense that it either challenges a posture or unveils an issue that is latent but persistent in society. In this case, the issue is the...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2017 9:53 pm UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

Compare and contrast the characters of Major Paul Petkoff and Catherine Petkoff in Shaw's play Arms and the Man.

Both Catherine and Major Paul Petkoff are minor characters in Shaw's Arms and the Man, so their characters and roles are not highly developed by Shaw. Nonetheless, each plays an important role in...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2010 9:10 am UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

How does George Bernard Shaw act as as a social thinker in his essay "Freedom"?

Shaw, in his essay on freedom, looks at how governments and employers enslave those under them for their own benefit. Shaw examines how we have certain things we need, such as food, clothing,...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016 3:12 pm UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

I am confused about whether George Bernard Shaw is feminist or anti-feminist in the light of his dramas, especially...

It is probably anachronistic to ask whether George Bernard Shaw was or was not a feminist. First, as a graduate student, you will study various different forms of feminism, which differ in many...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 4:15 pm UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

What does Bernard Shaw criticise in his play 'MRS.WARREN'S PROFESSION'?What is his aim to write this play? What does...

Shaw, like many other peers of his time, were very observant of the massive social divide between the different social classes, the working classes, artists, and the middle class. The typical...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2010 9:35 am UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

In what ways is it possible to consider George Bernard Shaw's plays as theatrical manifestations of Shaw's socialist...

Many of George Bernard Shaw's plays were intended to illustrate socialist ideas about economics, politics, and gender relations. One of the reasons that it is very important to read Shaw's prefaces...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2012 7:27 pm UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

How did George Bernard Shaw portray Joan in "Saint Joan" in terms of heroism and gender?

George Bernard Shaw’s Joan of Arc is a strong, powerful, impressively capable visionary and leader. Although she is just a teenager, Joan understands the complexities of her social world in ways...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 7:08 am UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

From the following dramas, Hamlet, Playboy, Pygmalion, and Dr. Faustus, which drama do you like the best? Give...

As far as writing style and characterization, I would choose Hamlet. Shakespeare's universal themes and multi-layered characters in the play make it difficult for playwrights to surpass him....

Latest answer posted April 24, 2010 8:09 am UTC

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George Bernard Shaw

What were the roots of G. B. Shaws comic vision? if u also give the reference from Man and ARMS it will profitable...

Like Oscar Wilde, GBS based his witty comic stride on the Victorian London Society, particularly the pomp and circumstance of their exaggerated self righteousness, their holier than thou attitudes,...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2010 1:49 am UTC

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