Essay on Poo

Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan recalls the legend of a young girl who leads her nation to improbable victory. Joan was a peasant, who at age thirteen claimed to have heard heavenly voices telling her what to do. She convinces the Dauphin of France that she is a messenger from god and helps lead the almost morally and physically defeated French army to drive the English out of France. Her remarkable clairvoyance to foresee future events and for things to fall magically in place at least at the beginning of her career, compels one to believe in her saintly powers or in her connection with a higher being. These abilities made her a hero to the French people, but not to those French individuals in power whom she over shone. For the English especially, who were losing a war to her, Joan’s so called “saintly powers” provided every excuse for them to try her before a court of law on charges of heresy, and witchcraft. Indeed, they exercised every manipulative tool to bring her to an unjust death for the mere act of heroism and inspiration.
Joan of Arc was of great inspiration to the French. They were loosing horribly to the English, and needed something to believe in. Joan came along and gave inspiration and a sense of national identity to the French people. This eventually led to the French forces liberating Orleans from English siege. The English, who were not used to loosing, would not stand for this. Joan was the reason that the tide of battle had been turned, and the French were now winning. So the English come along and trump up charges of witchcraft, and heresy just as an excuse to get their hands on her.
      Joan was unjustly killed for many reasons, the main being political. She successfully led the French to fight against the English, and was condemned because of it. She was publically accused of being a heretic so the English could destroy her public image. The English believed that if they were to rid the world of Joan in a manner that disgraced her name, then...