By George Bernard Shaw
"Man and Superman" is George Bernard Shaw's reaction to the request of his lovers to put in writing a Don Juan themed play. This four-act drama usually preformed with or without an abbreviated model of the long 3rd act should be noticeable as an easy comedy of manners or, as Shaw had meant, anything rather extra, an exposition of Nietzsche's philosophical principles of the "Superman." "Man and Superman" is taken into account to be one in every of Shaw's maximum works, a masterpiece of dramatic literature.
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Look at the effect I produce because my fairy godmother withheld from me this gift of shame.
You don’t know Ann as well as I do. She’ll commit every crime a respectable woman can; and she’ll justify every one of them by saying that it was the wish of her guardians. She’ll put everything on us; and we shall have no more control over her than a couple of mice over a cat. OCTAVIUS. Jack: I wish you wouldn’t talk like that about Ann. TANNER. This chap’s in love with her: that’s another complication. Well, she’ll either jilt him and say I didn’t approve of him, or marry him and say you ordered her to.
If I am to be Annie’s guardian, she will have to learn that she has a duty to me. I won’t have it: I will not have it. She must forbid John Tanner the house; and so must you. The parlormaid returns. OCTAVIUS. But— RAMSDEN. [calling his attention to the servant] Ssh! Well? THE MAID. Mr. Tanner wishes to see you, sir. RAMSDEN. Mr. Tanner! OCTAVIUS. Jack! RAMSDEN. How dare Mr. Tanner call on me! Say I cannot see him. OCTAVIUS. [hurt] I am sorry you are turning my friend from your door like that. THE MAID.
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw