Today while surfing the internet I read an article about George Bernard Shaw. He was a famous Irish playwright, critic, a political activist and the writer of more than 60 plays. He became the leading dramatist of his generation and was a Nobel Laureate.
I have read many of his plays and the one play which has fascinated me the most was Candida which I had read in my college days; it has a simple story with a very inspiring message attached to it there are mainly 3 characters in the play.
Candida – who is the main protagonist and the play revolves around her. She is a smart and attractive woman and has a charming personality.
Morrel – the second main character is of the play, who is Candida’s husband. He is a clergyman and is an active member of the Christian socialist union. He hardly get time for himself.
Eugene March Banks – the third main character is who is a young poet and falls in love with candida who is 10 years older than him and he tries to win Candida’s affection.
Eugene declaration to Morell that he loves his wife brings chaos into Morell’s well-ordered life. March Bank was confident that candida will leave her husband for him this forces the clergyman to re-evaluate himself, his wife and their marriage.
Morell and Eugene ask Candida to choose between the two of them and she decided to remain with her husband as he is the weaker one and can’t live without her. There are many aspects of this play.
In this blog I would analyse one of its important aspects which is marriage. Marriage is a very important commitment where two people who are different individuals with their own thought processes spend whole life together. They may face problems, hardships but it is very important to always trust each other and accept each other with all their virtues and vices.
Marriage which has unconditional love is a successful marriage.
Candida’s decision to remain with her husband makes us believe that if we are together and support each other unconditionally then we can face any problem with ease.
Hope you like this part; in my next blog I would discuss about another important aspect related to the play.