Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion Essay

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Rags to Riches

Eliza Doolittle is a main character in the play Pygmalion. She is a poor girl from the streets of London who turns out to be a brilliant and beautiful young woman. Eliza Doolittle uses her skillful thinking to pretend to whine and moan to make people believe or help her in different ways. She is very ambitious seeing as she will suffer to lessons with the rude Henry Higgins to become a lady in a flower shop. Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw. Eliza Doolittle does not seem to have a lot of hope for the future .She gets the help of the rude Henry Higgins who is a linguist and helps her improve her English skills. Eliza Doolittle is a strong, intelligent, beautiful young woman with worthwhile goals in life. Eliza Doolittle is a hardworking person. She works as a flower girl in the streets until she finds out about this man named Higgins who is a professional linguist. She bravely went to his house and asks for his lessons to learn English Language. They make a deal. Eliza will be living with Higgins and Pickering, his friend, for six months of learning the English Language. On the next day, Higgins demands so many things from her, she practices the right pronunciation of the alphabets and tries very hard to accomplish it and does not give up. Her hardworking personality is shown when she said… Pickering: “Oh, that’s only his way, you know. He does not mean it.” Eliza Doolittle: “Oh, I did not mean it either, when I was a flower girl. It was only my way. But you see I did it; and that’s what makes the difference after all.”(Act five, 94) She is a smart person. Eliza Doolittle does learn everything Higgins teaches her. She is good at following commands that is why she is now as good as a Duchess when she speaks. She achieves her dream because of her own courage, hard work and believes in herself.

Eliza Doolittle is a strong person in many ways. She has a great work...
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