English @ St Leonards
Years 8 and 9
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Mrs Warren - Themes
Mrs Warren’s Profession
THEMES, IDEAS, MOTIFS, THOUGHTS…
· Main Purpose; Social commentary (esp on status of women)
· Potential ‘moral messages’ in the end:
o Professional success may lead to personal failure or sacrifice?
o Moral lack of clarity?
o Tragic nature of personal gain? (DF) (RM)
o Futility of suffering? (PC)
o Accommodation of the truth?
o A comment on the independence?
o Morality vs. reality?
o Personal / familial / social duties? (EC) (IM)
o Does independence always come with loneliness?
· Themes and ideas:
o Generational sin
o Social expectation
o Relationships – maternal, fraternal, paternal, unknown
o Territorial power
o Money / debt (non-financial / emotional debt)
o Women’s place in society
o Social hierarchies
o Duties and responsibilities (moral, personal, etc)
o Social opinions / judgements / stereotypes
o Love – importance, degrees, lack, etc…
o Poverty and wealth (non-financial) Personal gain
o Perspective – alternative opinions
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