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Saint Joan

Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw

Pride Quotes

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Quote #1

THE ARCHBISHOP: "You have stained yourself with the sin of pride. The old Greek tragedy is rising among us. It is the chastisement of hubris." (5.61)

Does he feel this way because he's intimidated by Joan?

Quote #2

JOAN: "I am not proud: I never speak unless I know I am right." (5.63)

Does she have a point here? Or is this exactly the sort of thing a person with too much pride would say?

Quote #3

DUNOIS: "Pluck and impetuosity are good servants in war, but bad masters." (5.70)

Dunois is trying to get his friend to see that she's letting her pride take over her reason. Does the fact that she gets caught prove him right?

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