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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Both plays are turn-of-the-20th-century social satires written by Anglo-Irish men living in England. Both premiered in London. Mrs. Warren’s Profession was published in 1898 and first produced in...

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Shaw presents the satire of his play through his dramatis personae. Each character represents a part of society and/or a worldview that Shaw satirizes by pointing out its follies, using irony as...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2016 6:17 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

The New Woman was a term used by writer Henry James and others from the late nineteenth century onward to describe a type of female who was the antithesis of the Victorian angel of the home. The...

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

The main theme of George Bernard Shaw`s play, Mrs. Warren`s Profession, is the contrast between surface values and actual truth. Money brings the appearance of respectability, and can serve as a...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 10:09 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Not really. Mrs Warren's Profession is, in fact, a feminist play. G.B. Shaw himself declared that he had written it for women and about women. As a socialist, Shaw was aware of social and gender...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2012 1:12 am UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Both Vivie and her mother are successful career women who take practical steps to make their ways in the world. Mrs. SWarren flouts Victorian convention in running a brothel. She is unconventional...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 4:10 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw is a prime example of the genre known as the problem play. This genre first developed on the Western stage in the late nineteenth century to cater to...

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Many examples exist of hypocrisy in "Mrs. Warren's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw. First of all, Mrs. Warren becomes a prostitute because she would rather work in a brothel than a factory with...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 5:18 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Perhaps the single most important and significant feature of George Bernard Shaw's play, Mrs. Warren's Profession, is its frank and unsentimental treatment of the business of prostitution. In this...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2016 8:20 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Towards the end of the play, Vivie Warren explains her mother Kitty's behavior in a way that shows that Vivie has a very scornful notion of what is expected of women, and of what women are like....

Latest answer posted September 13, 2011 2:46 am UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

The biggest question that the ending of this brilliant play seems to ask in my mind concerns the nature of the mother/daughter relationship that is at the heart of the play and the way that both...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2011 6:57 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Before answering this question, it is very important to realise how Shaw was challenging the views of the day and what the public thought of prostitution. Prostitution was considered to be a major...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2012 7:36 am UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

In his play Mrs. Warren's Profession, George Bernard Shaw shows us a series of dynamics that take place in the same plot. First, you have the topic central theme of the hypocrisy among the upper...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2011 3:07 am UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Yes, it guides us to take very seriously the play’s criticism of capitalism, marriage, and the position of women in Shaw’s 1895 British culture. He wants his audience to understand the...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2007 6:28 am UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

The man that is discussing perjury in Act II of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession is Reverend Samuel Gardner. Gardner is described verbatim as: "...a beneficed clergyman of the...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2014 10:55 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

The importance of placing the opening action of the play in a garden such as the one described in the text is its connection to the nature of English society. One of Shaw's main goals behind...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2014 11:10 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

The most possible reason why Shaw made Frank confess to gambling in Act IV of Mrs. Warren's Profession is to give an otherwise incorrigible character some redeeming characteristics. We know as...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2014 11:09 pm UTC

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

This very much lies at the heart of this excellent play. Let us remember that George Bernard Shaw is above all a playwright who has a distinct socialist slant to his work, and focuses on the themes...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2011 6:31 pm UTC

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