Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon.
This section contains 5,646 words
(approx. 19 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon - Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon

Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon

SOURCE: Solomon, Stanley J. “Saint Joan as Epic Tragedy.” Modern Drama 6, no. 4 (February 1964): 437-49.

In the following essay, Solomon explores the consequences of synthesizing epic and tragic elements in Saint Joan.

Several of the critical problems related to Saint Joan stem from the unusual nature of the play—unusual, that is, for Shaw, for in no other Shaw play do we have a predominantly tragic tone.1 In the numerous commentaries on the play, we find three key questions frequently recurring: 1) Is Joan a tragic heroine with a tragic flaw or an innocent victim of circumstances? 2) Although Joan has our sympathies throughout, why does Shaw go to such elaborate lengths to align us intellectually on the side of her opposition? and 3) If the play is a tragedy, what is the purpose of the epilogue? In dealing with...

(read more)

This section contains 5,646 words
(approx. 19 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon - Critical Essay by Stanley J. Solomon
Follow Us on Facebook