Analysis Of The Play ' Pygmalion ' By George Bernard Shaw

1600 Words Apr 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Tea time is more popular than ever in America today. Tea rooms are springing up everywhere. Fine hotels are once again promoting their new services and with Americans choosing a healthier life style, he late afternoon meal is much in style. Todays "tea time" is considerably different than during the Victorian Era. Many people do not talk face-to face with others anymore, instead using their phone. Tea time also known as afternoon tea, Victorian tea, high tea, and five-o 'clock tea, may be one of the most "delightful and informal affairs in the whole social round. In the play "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw, Shaw mentions how the importance of reputation can determine the tea time experience. It may also be an unmitigated bore" (Victoriana). The observance of tea time originated amongst the wealthy class. Tea time was said to be created by "Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840" (Victoriana). Anna used tea time as a break in the day between lunch and dinner to quell the inevitable hunger pangs. The menu centered around small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, sweets, and, of course, tea. Today people use tea time much like in 1840. People use it to gather and have a break in the day to connect with family and friends. However, nowadays there is technology to connect with others. Although tea time is quite popular, most people gather and socialize today in a much different way. A common meeting place for coffee, tea and snacks would be Starbucks, unlike in…
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