Major Barbara Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Power is a theme that we see in Major Barbara. What are the differing views of the power of money, the power of God and the power of weapons?

Essay Topic 2

Major Barbara and Mr. Undershaft are two of the most influential characters in the play. Compare and contrast these two characters. How are they similar? How are they different?

Essay Topic 3

Good versus evil is a theme throughout Major Barbara. Choose 3 characters and explain why they are good, evil, or a mixture, and provide examples from the book.

Essay Topic 4

Irony is used throughout Major Barbara. Choose 3 examples of how Shaw uses irony and write about that usage.

Essay Topic 5

Class & social standing are themes throughout Major Barbara. Compare and contrast the high society characters in the play and the lower class society characters. What social class was Bernard Shaw a member of, and how...

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