Reflecting on Act 1 of Pygmalion
“THE NOTE TAKER. You see this creature with her kerbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days. Well, sir, in three months I could pass that girl off as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party.” from Pygmalion, Act I Quickwrite: What does this boast say about the note taker? What does it say about the flower girl? Notetaker ( Higgins) feels like he is superior to the flower girl. He is very boisterous and cocky Flower girl( eliza) is depicted as not even human.
Based on what you have learned about the note taker and the flower girl, make two predictions about how their roles and situations might relate to Marxist and Feminist Criticism. Prediction 1:
Marxist- who’s at the botton wrong and who’s at the top wrong Prediction 2:
feminist- Higgins, as the mail, feels like he is dominat.
Identify characteristics for each of the characters. Provide textual support (evidence from the play) for your ideas. Use the link to view the actual text of the play- http://www.bartleby.com/138/1.html Consider the following elements of characterization: What they say (dialogue).
What they do (actions).
What they think (interior monologue).
The people with whom they associate.
What others say about them
How is Eliza made to conform at Professor Higgins’s home?
Made her take a bath, she couldn’t eat unless she could speak correctly Does social class play a significant role in characterization? Yes I feel like it plays a big part. Throughout the whole movie all shes trying to do is be like the others.
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