The Ways Eliza Changes Over the Course of the Play Essay

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The Ways Eliza Changes Over the Course of the Play

The play "Pygmalion" by George Bernad Shaw is one of the famous English plays in the world. The main theme and name of the play was taken from Greek Myth, called "Pygmalion", which a beautiful woman sculpture became a real woman. In contrast, the main story of this play is that a young flower girl Eliza Doolittle became a duchess in the ambassador's party. During the play, she's changing in many ways from the start to at the end, and the changes of Eliza, the main theme of this play, should be mentioned in this essay.

When Eliza Doolittle appears herself in Chapter 1, she was just same shape as other low class people. She wore same thing as
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He called her 'Miss Doolittle' after chapter 2, and tried to treat her as a lady. However, Higgins did not change his attitude to Eliza.

Her pronunciation and behavior became more likely to a lady, but there were still some mistakes at the meeting in Mrs. Higgins' house. Eliza met three people again when she met those people in chapter 1. They thought Eliza a little bit weird, but they reacted to Eliza same as other ladies. It was quite successful achievement for Eliza. Finally, at the ambassador's garden party, she acted perfectly as a lady. Her English and attitude was too excellent, so everybody thought that she's princess. There was no doubt that she is a lady, not a flower girl. She finally changed into a lady.

However, it did not really affect the relationship between Eliza and Professor Higgins. While Colonel Pickering treated her as a lady, Higgins still did not care about her, because she was still a flower girl for him. There is a nice expression how Professor Higgins thinks about caring Eliza; "And I treat duchess as if she was a flower girl". She felt upset about him for this reason, and she could not endure anymore, so she left his house after arguing with Higgins.

However she got a serious problem for herself, when the bet was over. Before achieving a goal, she was concentrated on how became a lady. However
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