Essays Tagged: "George Bernard Shaw"

Cremation as a theme in on of George Bernard Shaw's books

In a written exerpt from a letter about the cremation of his mother, GeorgeBernard Shaw recalls her "passage" with humor and understanding. The dark humorassociated with ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

G.B.Shaw's "Heartbreak House". 'A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes'

The authorGeorge Bernard Shaw -he later dropped the name George- was born in Dublin in 1856, the third and you ... film adaptation 'My Fair Lady', starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn-, and 'Heartbreak House'. George Bernard Shaw died in 1950.The PlayShaw wrote 'Heartbreak House' in 1913, on the eve of the Fi ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

George Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan's" tragic Flaw, The Epilogue.

Saint Joan is considered to be one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest works. In the play, Shaw avoids many problems identified by critics a ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lady Britomart: Snob with a Heart of Gold. From George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara".

ction or marrying someone out of necessity rather than out of love, the primary characters found in George Bernard Shaw'sMajor Barbara, suffer at the hands of their weak convictions. Throughout the co ...

(4 pages) 56 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Keynes's general theoryof employment.

e he was writing The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard Keynes wrote to George Bernard Shaw, "I believe myself to be writing a book on economic theory which will largely re ... was only refined by Kahn. Keynes collaborated with H.D. Henderson in 1929 on the pamphlet Can Lloyd George Do it? An Examination of the Liberal Pledge, in which Keynes presented the observation that i ...

(29 pages) 250 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy.

ro or heroine's will until the end. Both Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy and Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw feature a female character who experiences several turns of unfortunate events. ...

(5 pages) 79 0 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw.

"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw'Pygmalion' is set in the late 1800s, during the Victorian age, when the distinct ...

(3 pages) 93 0 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Doll's House" and "The Wild Duck" by Henrik Ibsen.

hough Ibsen's plays shocked contemporary audiences, they were championed by such serious critics as George Bernard Shaw and William Archer in England and Georg Brandes in Denmark. Ibsen's characters, ...

(4 pages) 75 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Taming of the Shrew- Shakespeare How do you interpret Katherina in the play The Taming of the Shrew

tically. The play has attracted so much opprobrium, for example towards the end of the 19th Century George Bernard Shaw commented,"It is good to for the shrew to encounter a force like that and be bro ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Frankenstein" By Mary Shelly.

ation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."George Bernard Shaw.Imagination is something that has set human beings apart from the animal kingdom ...

(4 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

William Shakespeare's Macbeth Lady Macbeth Rediscovered

ys think about things, and we must think about things as they are, and not as they are said to be" (George Bernard Shaw). These words define how people tend to only view things from the outside, witho ... pity on the audience. These factors are all qualities of a tragic hero. In regards to the words of George Bernard Shaw, we must always think about things for what they really are. If Lady Macbeth had ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ew life into the statue and made it come alive as a beautiful woman. The Pygmalion story written by George Bernard Shaw derives from the famous myth by Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion, disgus ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Relationship between Pygmalian and its appropriation SHes all that and their respective context and how it provides insight into how values have been maintained and changed

ed as well as the culture their respective society possess. This is evident in Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw and its appropriation She's All that, a film directed by Robert Iscove. In these ...

(5 pages) 45 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

F Words and Funny Expressions

nt the informal language and a bit of the very informal one in order to bring a little amusement.As George Bernard Shaw once said, "England and America are two countries separated by the same language ... prosecuted under the Obscene Publication Act. But they were not the only ones who were prosecuted. George Carlin's monologue "Seven Dirty Words" is one of the most famous cases as the author had been ...

(8 pages) 66 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Pygmalion and Pretty Woman

erence to the text from the past and it's appropriation.The intended audience of both Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw and Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall was the mass of society at the time ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ideas portrayed in "Candida", by George Bernard Shaw.

In 1896, George Bernard Shaw wrote 'Candida', which became his first successful work as a playwright after it ... ould be in the hands of educated, reasonable man" and his ideal of "ordered progress in democracy"("George Bernard Shaw", n.d.).The subject appears a few more times along the story, again, related to ... intelligent and imaginative, often cleverer than the men who attempt to keep them in their place" ("George Bernard Shaw", n.d.). Moreover, "as Shaw points out in a letter to the Evening Standard of No ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How does Shaw appropriate aspects of earlier texts? Cinderella, Pygmalion, Frankenstein?

media including theatrical productions and films. Appropriations, such as the play, "Pygmalion", by George Bernard Shaw, Cinderella and Frankenstein has taken the context from the myths and transforme ...

(2 pages) 28 0 2.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chanel Parfum

ist Picasso labelled Mademoiselle Gabrielle as "the woman with the most sense in all of Europe" and George Bernard Shaw (Irish-born author) believed that she was "a wonder to the fashion world". Madem ...

(5 pages) 65 0 4.2 Jul/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Censorship of the arts.

George Bernard Shaw once said, "All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current co ...

(4 pages) 67 0 2.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Passing For White: An Examination of Autobiography of an "Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson.

sonable man expects the world to adapt to him.Therefore, all progress is made by unreasonable men."-George Bernard ShawThe book Autobiography of an "Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson is the tale ...

(8 pages) 52 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American