What Is the Theme of "Arms and the Man"?

The play "Arms and the Man," written by George Bernard Shaw, has two major themes: war and marriage. The characters in the play show misguided romantic illusions towards marriage and war, both of which culminate in unhappy results. Shaw centered the dramatic conflict around the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885.

The play "Arms and the Man" was written in 1894 and is considered a classic of British literature and drama. The play is a satirical comedy, although it deals with serious subject matter. The play continues to be performed around the world, and it most recently appeared on Broadway in 1985.