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Pygmalion summary

But when the play debuted, Shaw was in for a shock. What happens is that as a working class woman, Eliza had her own independence and was used to assert her own rights I wont stay here if I dont like and I wont let nobody wallop me!. It soon becomes apparent that he and Colonel Pickering have a shared interest in phonetics; indeed, Pickering has come from India to meet Higgins, and Higgins was planning to go to India to meet Pickering. The reception of the audience during the play was of utmost disappointment due to the non romantic ending of the play, even though that was Shaws initial intentions. The only major difference between the two, is that My Fair Lady has songs added to the dialogue. A tired Eliza sits unnoticed, brooding and silent, while Pickering congratulates Higgins on winning the bet. Patrick Campbell in June. In the play 'Pygmalion', by Bernard Shaw, Liza gains many benefits, but also disadvantages from her relationship with Higgins. Patrick Campbell as Eliza Doolittle from 22 April This leaves Mrs. When Higgins does understand he makes light of it, saying she could get married, but Eliza interprets this as selling herself like a prostitute. Pygmalion comes from a Greek myth , Ovids narrative where a man called Pygmalion makes a sculpture of a woman called Galatea. However, even though when Eliza leaves Higgins in Pygmalions ending, although it follows through with the feminist theme, it is completely understandable why the audience for this play end the play with a feeling of dissatisfaction because after reading a whole play with a character such as Higgins who is hilarious at every speech, and at some point in the play makes you feel compassion for him, it is extremely infuriating when the main character goes off without him after a man who is in the play mainly for tempting Eliza and has no other part in play.

It was written two years before the 1st world war, at a time when society was divided and the poor were severely disadvantaged whilst the rich were idle and blindly living their life, unconcerned about the affairs of others.

Looking at benefits, she receives some beautiful clothes; 'I'm to have fashionable clothes' p. Shaw made this issue one of the themes of this play and unveiled the "markers" people of the era had used to judge and evaluate one another.

In the story, told by the Roman poet Ovida sculptor falls in love with his sculpture, Galatea, and prays for her to come to life. Patrick Campbell as Eliza and the happy if "unconventional" ending.

With the help of Aphrodite, his wish comes true. Pearce, the coffee and then Eliza, and finally himself, for "lavishing" his knowledge and his "regard and intimacy" on a "heartless guttersnipe", and retires in great dudgeon.

It sounded Pygmalion a Play by Bernard Shaw words - 7 pages summary of the play will be provided. As a second theme, Higgins is shown as a dangerous teacher to Eliza due to his mind broadening influence.

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In Pygmalion and Androcles and the Lion, he uses two very different paths ending in two different results. A tired Eliza sits unnoticed, brooding and silent, while Pickering congratulates Higgins on winning the bet.

The scene ends with Higgins telling Pickering that they really have got a difficult job on their hands. The only major difference between the two, is that My Fair Lady has songs added to the dialogue.

Higgins asks if Eliza is satisfied with the revenge she has brought thus far and if she will now come back, but she refuses.

The added songs cause the play to lose some of the complex understanding and relation the audience could develop when there are no songs, as the songs act as a narrative, and make the happenings and developments in the storyline obvious to the audience.

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