She stoops to conquer

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She stoops to conquer

  1. 1. Neo Classical Literature Parmar Dipali K. Roll No: 30 Topic: Unit 4 ‘She Stoops To Conquer’ M.A. Sem. 1 Batch: 2015-’17 Email Id: dipaliparmar247@gmail.com Department of English (M.K.B.U.)
  2. 2. She stoops to Conquer (Reflecting the reality of the upper class) Removing the Mask
  3. 3. Marriage Policy
  4. 4. Appearance/Behavior  One of the elements that Goldsmith highlights is appearance or behavior.  Today we believe that one’s behavior does not indicate who someone is yet many characters in the play are blinded to a character’s behavior.  Marlowe and Hasting treat Mr. Hardcastle cruelly because they think him the landlord of an inn, and confused by his behavior, which seems forward.  Throughout the play the characters assume that they understood someone’s behavior but actually it’s not like that.
  5. 5. Class Based Mentality  The Play is not exactly focusing on the class, yet the theme is based upon it.  The decisions that the characters make are based on what class they are.  i.e. Tony openly loves a low class people but Marlow must hide his love for Kate as he thinks she is a poor barmaid who belongs to good family but no fortune.
  6. 6.  There are several characters who are money conscious.  i.e. Marlow, Constance & Mrs. Hardcastle.  Marlow doesn’t reveal his feelings for Kate because of her poverty and her lack of dowry if he marries her.  Constance doesn’t want to ran away with her admirer because she knows if she will ran away , she will not be given her heritage.  Mrs. Hardcastle doesn’t want to let Constance marry except her own son Tony, so that she keep the jewels of Constance to herself. Importance of Money
  7. 7. Writer’s Aim  This play shows Goldsmith’s desire to reintroduce the audience to the “Laughing Comedy” that derived from a long history of comedy which laughs at the human vices.  This type of comedy stands in contrast with the “Sentimental Comedy” of his time which praised virtues and reinforced bourgeois mentality.  Goldsmith and Sheridan were first who wrote against sentimental comedy.  Their main aim is to give a pure laughter to their audience.
  8. 8. Highlight
  9. 9. References  http://www.google.co.in/search/ie=ISO-8859- 1&tbm=isch&q=she+stoops+to+conquer&btnG=Search+Images  http://www.gradesaver.com/she-stoops-to-conquer/study- guide/themes  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JAp2ba4dkk  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BcuS6gboXCw

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