Mrs. Warren’s Profession


George Bernard Shaw

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Mrs. Warren’s Profession Symbols

Vivie’s Cigars

Women who smoked broke with the conventions for young women of the Victorian era. Vivie’s cigars, along with her fondness for whiskey, suggest that she wants to experience pleasure herself, not just provide it…

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Brussels is the base of operations for Mrs. Warren’s small empire of brothels across Europe. She also has brothels in Vienna, Ostend, and Budapest. Early on in the play, these European cities represent the…

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