What details in Acts One and Two reveal that Raina is not really in love with Sergius?

     George Bernard Shaw tells the reader that Raina is not in love with Sergiuous through the words she say. One of the details Shaw gives us is: “… and you kept Sergius waiting a year before you would be betrothed to him. Oh, if you have a drop of Bulgarian blood in your veins, you will worship him when he comes back.” (Page 103) This is mentioned in a conversation between Raina and her mother Catherine. The detail is that we are told that Raina has kept Sergius waiting a year before deciding that she wants to marry him. Shaw also gives the detail that Raina’s mother is the one who combines marriage and nationalism. This is to make Raina finally get the idea that she is marrying Sergius. Shaw tends to mix nationalism and romance, since these are the two main things Raina is passionate about. Therefore, Catherine has to tell Raina that if she wants to be nationalistic, she has to marry Sergius even if she does not love him. Another detail that Shaw gives the reader is: “… I am so happy—so proud! [She rises and walks about excitedly.] It proves that all our ideas were real after all.” (Page 103) This is from Raina’s response to Catherine’s speech. This sentence is ironic, since it has two meanings. One is that Sergius is a hero and the other is that Sergius is an idiot, since he led a cavalry charge against machine-guns. Therefore, Shaw leads us with another detail. “Raina. Our ideas of what Sergius would do—our patriotism—our heroic ideals. Oh, what faithless little creature’s girls are! — I sometimes used to doubt whether they were anything but dreams. When I buckled on Sirgius’s sword he looked so noble: it was treason to think of disillusion or humiliation or failure. And yet—and yet…” (Page 103). This indicates that Raina does not have any passionate feeling towards Sergius. Shaw indicates that, the only feeling she draws to Sergious is nationalism and patriotism. Later on, Raina tells us that they only shared these ideas, since they read Byron and Pushkin. This indicates that Sergius and Raina think they are in a novel, when both of them are alone together. Or else they would not have to share these ideas together. Later in act one, Shaw sends an unknown man into Raina’s room. During the meeting Riana only points out Sergious is her fiancé, when this man was insulting him. Another detail Shaw gives the reader in act two is, that Raina asks: “what was he like?” (Page 127) She is asking about the man, who came into her room in act one. The question Raina asks is significant; since no one would ask this about someone, they knew very little about. Which is also another detail Shaw gives the reader about her not loving Sergious.