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Saint Joan

Saint Joan


by George Bernard Shaw

Saint Joan Society and Class 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.

Quote #4

DUNOIS: "Sim-ple-ton! Do you expect stupid people to love you for shewing them up?" (5.13)

By crossing over society's barriers of gender and class, Joan has made numerous enemies.

Quote #5

JOAN: "If we were as simple in the village as you are in your courts and palaces, there would soon be no wheat to make bread for you." (6.174)

This sentiment is laced throughout the play. Joan's common sense is placed above the rationale of her "betters."

Quote #6

JOAN: "There is great wisdom in the simplicity of a beast, let me tell you; and sometimes great foolishness in the wisdom of scholars." (6.179)

Here's that common sense sentiment again.

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