Let me press this point on you, since you are too clever to raise the fool's cry of paradox whenever I take hold of a stick by the right instead of the wrong end. If it were not a passion—if it were not the mightiest of the passions, all the other passions would sweep it away like a leaf before a hurricane. I am quite with whatever you three think best. Or any man notoriously lacking in self-control. The moral passion has taken my destructiveness in hand and directed it to moral ends.
لأنه ما الأمل؟ نوع من المسؤولية الاخلاقية. I am glad you think so well of yourself. Be kind to me in my sorrow. He leaves you two thousand five hundred for your trouble. Keep in mind, he wrote this in the early 1900s when pre-marital sex was scandalous. Not an idea in his head later than eighteen-sixty. The multitude thus pronounces judgment on its own units: it admits itself unfit to govern, and will vote only for a man morphologically and generically transfigured by palatial residence and equipage, by transcendent tailoring, by the glamor of aristocratic kinship.
I suppose the solution would be to read the play before seeing it. At the end of the book you know Micawber, whereas you only know what has happened to David, and are not interested enough in him to wonder what his politics or religion might be if anything so stupendous as a religious or political idea, or a general idea of any sort, were to occur to him. . This sort of talk is not kind to me, Jack. Can the strongest man escape from them when once he is appropriated? But it is already plain that middle life will find him in that category. In fact, he is now more Hamlet than Don Juan; for though the lines put into the actor's mouth to indicate to the pit that Hamlet is a philosopher are for the most part mere harmonious platitude which, with a little debasement of the word-music, would be properer to Pecksniff, yet if you separate the real hero, inarticulate and unintelligible to himself except in flashes of inspiration, from the performer who has to talk at any cost through five acts; and if you also do what you must always do in Shakespear's tragedies: that is, dissect out the absurd sensational incidents and physical violences of the borrowed story from the genuine Shakespearian tissue, you will get a true Promethean foe of the gods, whose instinctive attitude towards women much resembles that to which Don Juan is now driven. You fought harder than anybody against my emancipation.
But here and there occurs a scrap of intensely insusceptible, intensely resistant material; and that stubborn scrap grapples with the current and will not let it through until it has made itself useful to you as those two vital qualities of literature, light and heat. The feminine response to the Life Force is to seek out the best potential mate through the natural gift of intuition. Which leads us to the conclusion, astonishing to the vulgar, that art, instead of being before all things the expression of the normal sexual situation, is really the only department in which sex is a superseded and secondary power, with its consciousness so confused and its purpose so perverted, that its ideas are mere fantasy to common men. Well, Ann has a most exquisite nature; but she is so accustomed to be in the thick of that sort of thing that she thinks a man's character incomplete if he is not ambitious. Then why did you buy it? He leaves me nothing but the charge of Ann's morals, on the ground that I have already more money than is good for me. He spoke to her about it; and she said I was right. The Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion by John Tanner, M.
Mr Tanner has, I understand, some objection also; but I do not profess to understand its nature: he will no doubt speak for himself. He pretends to spare her the pangs of child-bearing so that he may have for himself the tenderness and fostering that belong of right to her children. Obviously, it is the human race, not the individual, which is his prime concern. I know that there are men who, having nothing to say and nothing to write, are nevertheless so in love with oratory and with literature that they keep desperately repeating as much as they can understand of what others have said or written aforetime. You will retort that I never do anything else: it is your favorite jibe at me that what I call drama is nothing but explanation. Book: No, I mean I've purchased a new house. The man puts himself out to stud and the woman says either yes or no.
Tanner, like Don Juan, is the victim of woman's scheming. You lived there; and your friends could not be turned from the door. He has not been out of doors yet to-day; so he still wears his slippers, his boots being ready for him on the hearthrug. Shaw comes pretty close to reducing the average human being to an amoeba at this point in his discussion of these two basic drives. Therefore do not misunderstand my plain statement of the fundamental constitution of London society as an Irishman's reproach to your nation. In no other respect, however, does he suggest the military man.
Rhoda must have a guardian; and though I am older, I do not think any young unmarried woman should be left quite to her own guidance. The one apparent exception, Petruchio, is not a real one: he is most carefully characterized as a purely commercial matrimonial adventurer. Love played its part in the earliest dreams and follies and romances I can remember—may I say the earliest follies and romances we can remember? We live in an atmosphere of shame. It was something about his daughter. He sounded me about it; but I refused the trust because I loved her. Subverting the Hypocrisy of Don Juan's Moral Failure Shaw was moved to create Man and Superman in response to a challenge from a critic to retell the legendary story of the irredeemable Lothario on track toward a destiny that ends with a date in hell itself. And the older women get, the more women have to engage in such activities.
Perish the race and wither a thousand women if only the sacrifice of them enable him to act Hamlet better, to paint a finer picture, to write a deeper poem, a greater play, a profounder philosophy! But the mature cases all illustrate the Shakespearian law. Do you suppose I would read such a book, sir? Then you don't think him a scoundrel, after all? Heartbreak House was unexpectedly awesome: smart, funny, pessimistic—everything you could ask for in a play. No doubt there are moments when man's sexual immunities are made acutely humiliating to him. Well, perhaps I shouldn't have told you. My soul was born of that passion. I hope you agree with me, Granny? In his knowledge of women and machines, so Enry Straker is. I am more advanced than ever I was.