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  • Attitudes Of Billie And Eliza
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    Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' and the movie 'Born Yesterday' both explore many of the same issues and characteristics. They are similar because they both portray that what other people think should not matter as much as what you think of yourself but, what show yourself to be is how people will think and view of you. This is shown by similarities between the characters Billie and Eliza and the combined attitudes of Harry and Paul to Henry Higgins. They also both share the plot of taking someone who do...
  • Eliza And Professor Higgins
    640 words
    Pygmalion Shaw, Bernard. Pygmalion. Creation of Eliza can be viewed from two completely different angles dependent on if you look at Eliza's side or Professor Higgins side. Beginning with Eliza we see that she was a poor flower girl who sold penny bunches to afford a living. Her living accommodations were described as shabby room with a bed heaped with all sorts of coverings that may have some warmth value, a packing case with a basin and jug on it, a looking glass, unused fireplace, and an oil ...
  • Professor Higgins And Colonel Pickering
    859 words
    In the opening scene of the play / musical we meet all of the main characters, Professor Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, and Colonel Pickering. It is also here that they are each introduced to one another. After an evening at the opera, the members of high society begin spilling out onto streets of London, mingling with the commoners. Professor Higgins hear, Eliza, the flower girl, speaking and begins to take notes. Eliza finds this behavior suspicious and thinks that she is in some sort of trou...
  • Transform Eliza Into The Lady
    420 words
    How could a lowly flower girl make such a drastic change into a refined lady? She could not have possibly pulled it off herself; she would need help. Thus is the case in the play Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw. The poor flower girl, Eliza, is turned into a 'duchess,' so to speak, by the other characters in the play. The characters responsible for the change in Eliza throughout the play were Henry Higgins, Mrs. Pierce, and Colonel Pickering, all of which had strong influences on her either mentally or p...
  • Start Of Higgins And Eliza's Relationship
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    Bernard Shaw's comedy Pygmalion presents the unlikely journey of an impoverished flower girl into London's society of the early 20th century. Professor Higgins proposes a wager to his friend Colonel Pickering that he can take a common peddler and transform her into royalty. Eliza Doolittle is the pawn in the wager. But little does Higgins know the change will go far beyond his expectations: Eliza transforms from a defensive insecure girl to a fully confident, strong, and independent woman. When ...
  • Henry And Pickering
    556 words
    The title of this play is called Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. This is a play about a man who picks a poor person off the street who sells flowers named Eliza Doolittle. The man's name is Henry Higgins. Henry makes a bet with another man named Pickering. The bet was to see if Henry could make Eliza, the poor girl from the streets, into a elegant, beautiful girl with good manners. But I think that Henry gets too attached to Eliza so when she overhears Henry and Pickering talking about how the...
  • Eliza's Speech
    756 words
    Choose a character and analyze the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists; how the character is affected by and responds to those standards; and how the character's reactions develop meaning in the work. "Pygmalion", a play by Bernard Shaw, is a mixture of a romantic comedy and a satire in which the main character, Eliza Doolittle, is judged only based on her English dialect. Shaw's play makes fun of a society that evaluates its citizens on their particular dialect rath...
  • Their Homes As Eliza
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    I was minded me own business tilling me fields and whatnot when Ollie the village idiot came pouncing over yelling out this and that nonsense. When he finally made his way over he was all out of breath and I thought his head might just pop off of his bloody shoulders. He says to me, "Oh aye there George, I uhh 'ave you 'eard about Marty and Gertrude down by the river?"Well no", I says, "the sun's only been up for n'eary half an hour."Alright mate, you don't 'ave to get all uppity on me... I was ...

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