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Assess the character of Raina Petkoff in "arms and the man" by BERNARD SHAW
Catherine Petkoff, the mother of Raina and wife of Major Petkoff. The Petkoffs are an upper-class Bulgarian family. [ [ [ As the play opens, Catherine rushes into Raina?s bedroom in the late evening to tell her the news that Raina?s fianc?, Sergius Saranoff, led a victory in battle in the Russian-Austrian War, with the Bulgarians on the side of the Russians. Both women are thrilled, and both are very romantic in their attitudes. Raina Petkoff, a twenty-three-year-old who idealistically believes herself to be in love with Sergius ] ] Character List Summary and Analysis Preface Act
I Act II Act III Character Analysis Raina Petkoff Captain Bluntschli Sergius Saranoff George Bernard Shaw Biography Study Help Quiz Essay Questions Cite this Literature Note 0ShareArms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Character Analysis Raina Petkoff Previous page Next page Raina is one of Shaw's most delightful heroines from his early plays. In the opening scenes of the play, she is presented as being a romantically idealistic person in love with the noble ideal of war and love; yet, she is also aware that she is playing a game, that she is a poseuse who enjoys making dramatic entrances (her mother is aware that Raina listens at doors in order to know when to make an effective entrance), and she is very quixotic in her views on love and war. Whenever Raina strikes a pose, she is fully aware "of the fact that her own youth and beauty are part of it." When she accuses Bluntschli of being "incapable of gratitude" and "incapable of any noble sentiments," she is also amused, and she is later delighted that he sees through her "noble attitude" and her pretensions. In fact, her attraction for Bluntschli is partly due to the fact that she can step down off the pedestal which she must be upon, metaphorically, whenever she is in Sergius' presence. She shocks her mother when she says that she would like to shock Sergius' propriety since he is such a "stuffed shirt." Yet, at first, she is filled with undefined ideals. ]
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