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    Pygmalion did contradict the audience’s views‚ as the type of people who would read Pygmalion or see it in the theater would be the upper class‚ as the middle class and the lower class wouldn’t be able to afford it. The upper class were outraged at Shaw’s accusations and portrayals of the upper class. “Pygmalion… scandalized it’s… audiences in 1914.” This quotation is absolutely true; Pygmalion teaches us how the upper class ostracized the lower class‚ and the outrageous and demoralizing way in which

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    c. The purpose of myth plays in the life of ancient Greeks was to help them answer questions they could not with the understanding they had at the time‚ or about the science of that life. d. No they do not have the same names. Part Two Pygmalion was a sculptor and a king. He was sculpting a woman out of ivory and to him was the most beautiful sculpture of the woman of his heart’s desire. When he saw how beautiful of a sculpture he made‚ and that she wouldn’t respond to his gifts and treats

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    ANALYSIS Shaw has often been criticized for his inability to create well- developed round characters. His characters are usually seen as mere puppets propelled by the crisis of the plot or as mouthpieces for his socialist viewpoint. However in Pygmalion‚‚ Shaw vindicates himself of these charges by the creation of rounded and life-like characters such as Higgins and Eliza. Clearly they are not authorial stooges. They have a peculiar quality that leaves a lasting imprint on the reader’s memory. But

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    Today I will be commenting on an excerpt from Pygmallion‚ written by Bernard Shaw. This play was first presented in 1912. Pygmalion is a play that focuses on Eliza Doolittle the main character and Higgins‚ the teacher. The storyline basically tells how Higgins teaches Eliza how to speak a proper English. The reason behind this was because the way someone spoke during the time Shaw wrote this play allowed people to define from what social class a person came from. B/c Eliza was from a lower class

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    George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion addresses the discourse of education (linguistic retraining in particular) and its interrelationship with other discourses‚ such as class‚ and the transformation of individual and social self. It also deals with the dynamics of teacher-student power relationship in the context of education discourse. Believing that education should produce humane and responsible citizens instead of docile slaves‚ Shaw displays the evils of an incompetent education system. This article

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    Juliette Eghterafi Mrs. Headley English 10 Honors Essay Three The story of cinderella is most known for the transformation of a poor sweet lady into a princess. In many ways pygmalion is the same as cinderella. The only difference is that pygmalion has three characters undergoing transformations. Eliza could be seen as cinderella‚ because she goes and becomes a young lady in fancy clothes marrying a gentleman. Eliza undergoes the most dramatic transformation due to her having to learn

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    Pygmalion‚ perhaps Shaw’s best-loved play‚ tells of Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform the poor‚ Cockney flower-girl‚ Eliza Doolittle‚ into a lady by changing her speech. Higgins hears her speaking one night as she sells flowers‚ and he says that‚ within three months‚ he can change her speech so dramatically that she will be accepted in the highest society. The next morning‚ she shows up at his door‚ offering to pay for lessons because she wants to run her own flower shop. The lessons

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    etiquette in de hogere kringen eigen te maken. Hij slaagt uiteindelijk in zijn opzet‚ maar tijdens het proces is Eliza zodanig geëmancipeerd geraakt‚ dat zij aangeeft niet langer afhankelijk te zijn van Higgins en haar eigen weg te kunnen gaan. Pygmalion is a 1912 play by George Bernard Shaw‚ named after a Greek mythological character. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl‚ Eliza Doolittle‚ to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden

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    ! Caterpillar to Butterfly The play Pygmalion starts with Bernard Shaw showing a common “poor girl” (1‚12) Eliza in poverty selling flowers on the streets in England. Eliza is shown standing up to a man who is taking detailed notes on her vocabulary. This is significant as you see her fierce personality right at the beginning of the play. Throughout the play‚ you watch Eliza Doolittle the flower girl learning how to speak and transform into a lady according to the standards of Professor Higgins

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    1. How are the characters constructed through stage directions in this Act? Shaw’s use of stage directions are very specific and didactic. In Act 1‚ it allows the audience to get a basic introduction of who the characters are. The mother and the daughter is higher up in terms of social from the clothes they are described to be wearing. The flower girl is wearing ragged clothes showing that she doesn’t take care of herself properly. 2. How is the theme of status / class explored in this

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