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Saint Joan

Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw

Warfare Quotes

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Quote #7

JOAN: "I tell you, Bastard, your art of war is no use, because your knights are no good for real fighting. War is only a game to them." (5.77)

The French took this advice to heart. Historically speaking, Joan completely changed the way they fought.

Quote #8

BLUEBEARD: "Not content with being Pope Joan, you must be Caesar and Alexander as well." (5.78)

Is the comparison accurate? If Joan hadn't been caught would she just have kept on fighting?

Quote #9

THE SOLDIER: "Fifteen years' service in the French wars. Hell was a treat after that." (E.95)

How did Joan reconcile her warrior side with her Christianity? If the war Joan participated in created such a hell on Earth, are her actions at odds with her religion?

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