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Saint Joan

Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw

Warfare Quotes

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Quote #4

DUNOIS: "You have the makings of a soldier in you. You are in love with war." (3.46)

Is Joan's passion for fighting at odds with her love of God?

Quote #5

WARWICK: "When one has seen whole countrysides burnt over and over again as mere items in military routine, one has to grow a very thick skin." (4.85)

You get statements like this in almost anything ever written about war. It's terrible, but you get used to it. Is that why we as humans are still fighting each other to this day?

Quote #6

JOAN: "How I wish it were the bridge at Orleans again! We lived at that bridge. […] it is so dull […] when there is no danger: oh, so dull! dull! dull!"

Is Joan becoming addicted to the adrenaline rush of warfare?

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