You face things as they are; you escape nothing but glamour, and your steadfastness and your peril are your glory” (436).
If hell is a place in which you don’t face reality, then that has a clear connection to the state Jack Tanner finds himself in at the beginning of the third act.
This is an extreme stance from which to approach life.
It is understandable then that people might be offended, or even threatened, by what he represents.
During the late 19th Century and Early 20th century, George Bernard Shaw was an active member often using his dramatic works as a vessel by which he could communicate his political views.
In the setting of Jack Tanner is an unconventional character at a time when convention dictated action. As a confirmed bachelor, he preaches free love and constantly decries the institution of marriage. This book details opinions on many controversial topics from the overthrowing of governments to the role of women in the daily life.
depicts a microcosm of English convention in the early 20th century.
It is an adaptation of the Don Juan epic touching on the philosophy of Nietzsche’s ubermensch.
However, he repeatedly demonstrates that this is not the case. Even though he claims that he disliked her, he somehow always attends to her.
He claims to be an intellectual but is corrected by his chauffer when quoting Beaumarchais.