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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...
  • Higgins And Eliza Return From The Ball
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    Segmentation Chart The following is a segmentation chart of the movie My Fair Lady. This movie was filmed in 1964 and directed by George Cu kor. Sequences: 1. Music Hall / Marketplace a. Eliza sells flowers to Pickering. b. Eliza meets He rny Higgins. c. Eliza sings of the future. 2. Morning in front of the Music Hall / Marketplace a. Alfred Doolittle waits for Eliza. 3. Mr. Higgins' House a. Eliza offers Higgins and Pickering money for phonics lessons. b. Higgins and Pickering make a wager and ...
  • Musical Eliza And Higgins
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    Comparing Pygmalion to My Fair Lady Numerous times a piece of literature is changed into a movie or musical it's plot and or theme has been changed to suit the director's thought of what would appeal to the public. One such example is Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. In this play Shaw's purpose and ideas were horribly misconstrued to the point at which he was forced to write an Epilogue to try to reconcile the injustice done to his masterpiece. In the Epilogue he bluntly expressed his points and p...
  • Intense Conflict Between Eliza And Higgins
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    According to a Greek myth, Pygmalion, an ancient sculptor living on Cyprus Island, worshipped the goddess of love, Venus. The local women disgusted him, so he sculpted himself the perfect one for him; Galatea. Higgins undertakes a similar project, to sculpt a duchess by changing the appearance and the manners of a flower girl. In his "Pygmalion", Shaw teases his audience, foreshadowing a Cinderella-like romantic play. He further mocks the audience by allowing Higgins to be the fairy godmother of...
  • Higgins And Eliza
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    In the play Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, lessons regarding speech, relationships, and the nature of society are taught. It is intensely and deliberately didactic. Shaw points out the differences in pronunciation of language and how it varies from one place to another. You can spot an Irishman or a Yorkshireman by his brogue. An Irishman has a quite distinct accent, but it still makes the point of how pronunciation can reveal where someone lives. I can place any man within six miles. I can ...
  • Eliza And Professor Higgins
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    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 ...
  • Higgins And Pickering
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    The Man of Hypocrisy 'Manners are the happy way of doing things'; according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. According to Emerson people use manners as a front to make themselves look better. Inherently, this will lead to a contradiction of the front and the reality. One such man who is most concerned with manners is the protagonist of Shaw's Pygmalion, Professor Henry Higgins. Higgins is a man who displays contradictions within his character. He is in the business of teaching proper manners, although la...
  • Professor Higgins And Colonel Pickering
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    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...
  • Eliza And Mrs Higgins
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    George Bernard Shaw is known by many as the most significant English playwright since the seventeenth century. He wrote fifty-seven plays in his lifetime, and a vast majority of them were revolutionary in their themes. On July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland. Shaw was the first son of his parents, George and Lucille, but had two sisters upon his arrival. Although they lived in Ireland, the Shaw were Protestants and George Bernard was baptized in the Church of England; h...
  • Eliza At Higgins Home
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    PYGMALION 1.) In Act 3 we learned a lot more about the character and philosophy of Alfred Doolittle. He is strangely individualistic personally and very eloquent. He is representative of the social class of the "undeserving poor", which, means that he is not entitled to receive financial support from the government, since he is physically able to work. He lives only for the moment; from day to day. The money he gets he wastes on intoxicating himself, and he has no intentions of taking any seriou...
  • Higgins And Eliza
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    Bernard ShawPygmalionA Romance in Five Acts 1. Summary of the Play, page 22. Introduction and Short Analysis of the Main Character, page 43. Interpretation, page 54. Additional Information, page 75. Literature and Links, page 81. Summary London at 11.15 a. m., on a rainy summer day. Everybody^aEURTMs running for shelter because of the torrential storm. A bunch of people ist gathering in St. Pauls church, looking outside and waiting for the rain to stop. Among the crowd, there is a young flower g...
  • Transform Eliza Into The Lady
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    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 ...
  • Colonel Pickering And Mr Higgins
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    The most obvious change in Eliza is her progression from being a flower girl in act 1 to a poised, well spoken lady we see in acts 4 and 5. Shaw describes Eliza as not at all a romantic figure. Perhaps eighteen, perhaps twenty, hardly older. She is loud with a strong cockney accent. Her first words are unintelligible. And to show this Shaw has written it in the phonetic alphabet, to stress that the pronunciation and speech is crucial as people judge other people on the way they speak and act. Sh...
  • Henry Higgins Looks At Eliza
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    Alternative Ending to Pygmalion Act V After Higgins, confesses to his undying love for Eliza. Eliza decides to leave Higgins's home because felt that it would only hurt Higgins more to have her stay another moment in his home because she did not share the same feelings for him. She now resides at the home of Mrs. Higgins. Mrs. Higgins's drawing room. She is at her writing-table as before. The parlor-maid comes in. THE PARLOR MAID [at the door]: Mr. Henry, madam, is downstairs MRS. HIGGINS: Well,...
  • Higgins Philosophy Professor Higgins
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    Higgins' Philosophy Professor Higgins is seen throughout Pygmalion as a very rude man. While one may expect a well educated man, such as Higgins, to be a gentleman, he is far from it. Higgins believes that how you treated someone is not important, as long as you treat everyone equally. The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there ...
  • Henry And Pickering
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    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
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    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...
  • Relationship Between Henry Higgins And Colonel Pickering
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    Love is not the main subject of Pygmalion; however, it does play a small, but significant role, in this play. There are many different types of love discussed, in this play, as well as other types of relationships. Eros love, philia love, love of yourself, and respect are the main types of relationships going to be discussed. Although love has such a behind- the -scenes role, it is nonetheless important. The relationship between Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering is quite friendly. It is obviou...
  • Party Higgins And Pickering
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    Short Summary of "Pygmalion", written by Bernard Shaw After a downpour of summer rain two gentlemen meet while seeking shelter under a portico; Professor Higgins is a scientist for phonetics, Colonel Pickering reveals himself to be a specialist for Indian dialects. Higgins soon takes notice of an ordinary flower girl with a strongly developed Cockney accent and takes notes as she is speaking. When Higgins is accused of being a police informant he proves his abilities in guessing correctly the bi...

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