by George Bernard Shaw
Saint Joan Pride Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
BLUEBEARD: "Not content with being Pope Joan, you must be Caesar and Alexander as well." (5.78)
Bluebeard cleverly accuses Joan of pride by comparing her to two of history's most famous conquerors, but does she think of herself this way?
THE ARCHBISHOP: "Pride will have a fall, Joan."
JOAN: "Oh, never mind whether it is pride or not: is it true? is it commonsense?" (5.79-5.80)
Good point, Joan. We might also question whether a decision based in commonsense is prideful at all. If it makes sense, it makes sense, right?