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The Good Person of Szechuan Essay | Critical Essay #2

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Critical Essay #2

Cross is a writer specializing in modern drama. In the following essay, Cross discusses the play's presentation of love as a commodity.

In the 1960s, the Beatles sang, "I don't care too much for money. Money can't buy me love," thus encapsulating society's idealized view of romance: love and money are separate and have nothing to do with each other. Reality, of course, is a bit more murky. Though most people in Western cultures would probably find fault with what is commonly called "marrying for money," money plays at least a small part in many "romantic" decisions. For instance, a person who is unemployed or has serious financial troubles is likely to have more difficulty finding a partner, while a person with a high income will probably be seen as more desirable. Still, the belief that love and money at least "should" be separate persists. In matters of...

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