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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A (2019)

Exploring Inequity in Galsworthy’s The Silver Box


Dr. Anju Malik


British writer John Galsworthy is an enthusiastic reformer who focuses on composition. His plays, which are referred to as "Tragi-Comedy," focus on current societal topics and anticipate possible agreements from the viewers. His social awareness and combative attitude toward the injustices that were prevalent in his time made him a craftsman with significant humanity, and his fundamental character toward prejudice, ignorance, oppression, strange idea, and the other social variations in his plays confirms his status as an ethical craftsman with humanistic concerns. Therefore, this essay tries to follow the humanistic concerns of Galsworthy's sensitive works. His attack is organized against the court system's optical deficiencies, prejudices against people of color and those who are proud of their heritage, illusions, and several indecencies that influence the necessities of our lives. A humorous tale about unfair societal prejudice may be found in The Silver Box. The play is a plea for pity and sympathy for the constantly suffering poor. It criticizes society for how two guys, Jack, and Jones, one from the wealthy area and the other from the vertically opposite, were treated differently. Law that is equal for all people is cruel and unjust to the poor and weak. This essay aims to present both characters in all their actions. Despite knowing that both characters are judged guilty in the play, the role of wealth and social standing in the court comes into play, deeming Jack a respectable gentleman and the pitifully destitute Jones guilty.

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International Journal of Research in English
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anju Malik. Exploring Inequity in Galsworthy’s The Silver Box. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2019;1(4):37-39. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2019.v1.i4a.122
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