Dedication* 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.
Act 1* 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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