s her; Sergius, though he clearly loves his fiance, does not treat her with respect, unlike Bluntschli, who respects her while still noting her feelings towards him. After Sergius and Bluntschli attempt to fight it out for who gets the girl, Sergius and Raina break off their engagement, and each person marries the one that they wish to.
While the story might appear to be a drama, with the heartache that goes on between each person, it becomes clear in the end that, despite the events that lead up to the end, the story can be considered to have ended happily. Unlike other stories that involve love triangles, “Arms and a Man” did not end in despair, no lives were taken, and there were no hard feelings towards each other after everything had been said and done. It may not have been a happy, heartwarming tale, but it could have been worse. Especially as the two men in question were both from the military, with one being a captain and the other being an honored hero.
The emotions between everyone remained secret, and those that knew kept them to themselves, making sure that they would not arise to others. This shows the respect that the others had for the relationships that their partners were currently in. Furthermore, both Raina and Sergius, while caring very much for each other, had found someone else that made them even happier, and respected this for each other. Perhaps this was why, in the end, each person was able to live happily with the person of their choosing with very few tears shed.
“Everyman” is a morality play that was written in the late fifteenth century by an anonymous playwright. The play is centered around God’s sadness that people have abandoned Him for material possessions and sends Death to take Everyman to heaven to face judgement before God. Not wanting to be alone on his journey, Everyman tries to seek the aid and companionship of others, such as Fellowship, Knowledge, Good Deeds, and Kindred, among others. However, the others,