Arms and the Man

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Arms and the Man is one of George Bernard Shaw’s successfully written plays that have become predominant and globally renowned. Shaw’s play leads itself to two themes that people can relate to, which are the importance of war and the essentials to true love and marriage. These themes are interwoven, for Shaw believed that while war is evil and stupid, and marriage desirable and good, both had become wrapped in romantic illusions which …

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…was foolish to act as though the possession of wealth, or any other material advantages, is a sign of personal superiority. Moreover, Arms and the Man is a successful play and will continue to prosper due to the nature of its themes, war and romance being contemporary with today’s society. Perhaps Shaw's best ability might have been his ability to attract attention to himself, his ideas, and his works. This ability never failed him.