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Man and Superman

George Bernard Shaw's Life Force is the vital energy that strives to attain ever-higher levels of achievement and evolution. Through Creative Evolution, the Life Force bursts forth to create life...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 8:05 pm UTC

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Man and Superman

In Shaw's play it is the character of Ann Whitefield who encourages and cajoles John Tanner—the would-be superman of the title—to become "that which he is," to paraphrase the subtitle of one of...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018 5:52 am UTC

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Man and Superman

Shaw was a thinker who liked to illustrate his philosophies in his plays and does so more than ever in Man and Superman. The plays pivots around an idea expounded by the philosopher Henri Bergson,...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2019 12:36 pm UTC

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Man and Superman

It is important to remember that Shaw himself subtitled this play "A Comedy and a Philosophy," which highlights the importance of philosophy in this play. In particular, the title shows how this...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2013 6:02 am UTC

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Man and Superman

Literary scholar Martin Puchner, in his book entitled The Drama of Ideas, has described Shaw's work in general, and Man and Superman in particular, as an example of this new drama, a drama of...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013 9:57 pm UTC

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Man and Superman

Shaw's Man and Superman is a comedy of purpose in that it is a vehicle for Shaw's evolving philosophy that emphasized evolution, eugenics, and the so-called "Life Force." This philosophy, heavily...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013 8:56 pm UTC

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Man and Superman

The idea behind this proverb is that people who teach are people who have failed at other things. Here are some examples: Let us say that someone has become a music teacher. Presumably, they have...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2010 12:28 pm UTC

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Man and Superman

The first two acts of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman take place in England. Questions of interpersonal relations, including marriage and pregnancy, are interspersed with broader social...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2021 2:19 am UTC

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