• Shaw writes to Walkley.
• Shaw explains his intentions.
• Shaw is interested in examining male/female relationships.
• Shaw is often thought of as a feminist.
• Marxism is one of the author's passions.
• The author analyzes the role of the writer in regards to roles of a traditional woman.
• Shaw compares his ideal to the work of other writers.
• Shaw also studies philosophy.
• Shaw believes that society has given into decadence.
• Reader is introduced to Roebuck Ramsden.
• Octavious Robinson enters and expresses grief over the death of Whitefield.
• Ramsden comforts Robinson and suggests that he marry Ann Whitefield.
• Ramsden also warns Robinson to cut himself off from the troublesome Jack Tanner.
• Tanner arrives with Ann and her mother to visit Ramsden.
• Ramsden and Tanner have been named joint guardians for Ann.
• Tanner wants out of the obligation.
• Tanner suggests that Robinson marry Anne.
• Robinson fears rejection.
• Violet is...
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