Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Examines the theme of morality and social hypocrisy in George Bernard Shaw’s play.

George Bernard Shaw’s play, Mrs. Warren’s Profession is a comment on social hypocrisy, portrayed through the characters’ struggles with contradictory social positions and moral conflicts. Vivie, Mrs. Warren’s daughter, is expected to be indifferent towards the conflicts of morality, as she was raised to be a ‘proper lady;’ however, Vivie reveals herself to be cool, calculating and contemptuous of the pretences that are associated with the hypocrisy of being a ‘proper lady’.