Ethics And Moralism In George Bernard Shaw's Play

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Shaw believed that artist makes us insightful to the spitefulness of the world that we believe to be beautiful. Art and artists have a social and moral purpose not just a mean to amuse reader. It purifies the senses of the reader and makes higher their soul. Therefore he emphatically rejected the artistic responsiveness as the whole aim of art. But it is important to comprehend that Shaw does not use morality in the conventional denotation or gist. Morality for him is not the prearranged prospectus considered the society that properly categorized manners into good and evil. With the help of above whole discussion Shaw always called himself an immoral and dishonest and proudly acknowledged himself a play writer who stand out in immoral and contrary to accepted belief plays, as his art breach the tight restrictions of morality. Shaw believed that the present rules, customs and traditions are always out of date and rotten, and thinkers and great writers should define and get rid of impurities now. Therefore, in his plays and stories his heroes ignored conformist morality and choose their own moral rules, which in nearly all cases are opposite with the traditional Christian perception of righteousness and hence Shaw’s characters are known as “Devil’s advocate”. These protagonists demonstrate unconventionality and…show more content…
In his plays Shaw had tried to depict contrasting views on the nature of human being for the sake of dramatic effect. It is obvious that his purpose was aware his reader and make them realize their individual identity and he was not a critic but he just try to give his message through his writings. He was criticized by the critics because he had chosen a totally different style of writing as compare to other writers of his age. But if we go through his great works we would come to know that G.B Shaw’s social reformation is hidden in his rebellion
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