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Mrs Warrens Profession Mrs Warrens profession written by Mr George Bernard Shaw shows the world how women are being exploited through capitalism The characters stage and themes make this an enjoyable play with a deep-rooted message For example during the 1800s women could be employed as factory workers bar maids and prostitutes Many opportunities afforded men were taboo for women Men were able to attend college take the challenging subjects and get a degree However women could go to college but would be denied the diploma and the classes needed to be competitive in the business world There were three themes exploiting women greed and Mrs Warrens drive to provide for her daughter and shelter her for the truth In the opening act the focus is placed on women in general A picture of a naked woman overshadows the stage subconsciously focusing your attention to the themes of prostitution and exploitation of women This shows the fate women faced in society at that time Mrs Warren is a very colorful character gaining knowledge through life experience rather than a college degree She is a very smart woman who is able to survive and make a profitable living in a mans world She made some hard decisions growing up as a child as a result she chose to be a professional prostitute Her life style allowed her the riches and luxuries not afforded to most women 2 ENGLISH 102ENGLISH COMP LIT INSTRUCTOR April 24 1999 Mrs Warrens main goal in life was providing a better life for her daughter With the help of her sister she was able to get a brothel established and made it extremely successful Unfortunately the title of Madam has no honor and causes her daughter to reject her She acquired wealth and power equal to that of her male business partner Mr George Crofts but Mrs Warren still lacks the respect
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