The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw:|
and when The Second Mrs Tanqueray would have been tolerated only
on condition that she carefully explained to the audience that
when she met Captain Ardale she sinned "but in intention."
Play number one. A prince is compelled by his parents to marry
the daughter of a neighboring king, but loves another maiden.
The scene represents a hall in the king's palace at night. The
wedding has taken place that day; and the closed door of the
nuptial chamber is in view of the audience. Inside, the princess
awaits her bridegroom. A duenna is in attendance. The
bridegroom enters. His sole desire is to escape from a marriage
which is hateful to him. An idea strikes him. He will assault