In The Good Person of Szechwan, why does Shen Te need to become Shui Ta?

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This fascinating play critically explores whether it is possible to be good and to do good deeds without being taken advantage of and exploited by others for your goodness. Shen Te is a character who, the play reveals, is cripped by her natural goodness and generosity as others take advantage of her and parasitically benefit from her own goodness. A great part of the play to examine in detail is Scene 7, when Shen Te realises...

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