Sexism or Gender Differentiation and Class Differentiation in George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages: 6-9
Received: Nov. 19, 2013; Published: Jan. 30, 2014
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Fatemeh Azizmohammadi, Department of English Teaching, Science and research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
Zohreh Tayari, Department of English Literature, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
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Abstract
Before surveying the gender differentiation and class discrimination in Arms and the Man, it will be useful to know something about the Victorian period in England, in which the play was written by George Bernard Shaw. In this period, people live in harsh condition and modernism arrived in England. Working classes tried to develop their social class and condition, but the outstanding idea of that time was: each person who was born in social class can’t change his or her class. There were many differences between high and low class of society. For example, the theater was only belonged to the educated people and common people were not allowed to go to the theater or a person from low class can’t marry to one from high class. Here George Bernard Shaw as an active member of Fabian society, destroys all of these convictions and insists on the equality of people’s income and right especially equality of man and woman in society. The aim of this paper is to study class and gender differentiation in George Bernard Shaw’s play, Arms and the man and find the disadvantages of these differences in society.
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Class Differentiation, Gender Differentiation, George Bernard Shaw, Drama
To cite this article
Fatemeh Azizmohammadi, Zohreh Tayari, Sexism or Gender Differentiation and Class Differentiation in George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 6-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140201.12
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