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    Pygmalion An interpretation of Class Relations in Pygmalion In Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, there is a distinct variance in class relations and the way that early 20th century Britains were perceived as being different by their speech, money, wealth, style, manners, and appearance. Being a lady or a gentleman was an acquired status desirable among most of London’s society. However, in Pygmalion, Shaw tells a story about the transition of a homeless young woman with the aspiration to become a

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    situation. B.) Pygmalion was a Greek sculptor who lost interest in women due to prostitutes. Pygmalion then carved a realistic statue of a women out of ivory, gave it the name of Galatea and soon fell in love with it. He went to the altar of Aphrodite and asked for a bride and the Goddess of love took petty upon him and brought his statue to life. When he came home to embrace his statue he realized that it was warm and that the ivory was no longer as hard as it used to be. Galatea and Pygmalion got married

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    religious problems as subjects for his plays. Pygmalion, perhaps the only one of his many plays in which he points out to his audience and his readers that he has used an ancient classical myth to explore a problem that is not merely contemporary but one that has lasted through time. This myth is the story of Pygmalion – Galatea which has been told and retold by several later writers in differing forms. In the most familiar version of this myth, Pygmalion was the king of Cyprus. He was also a

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    Theme Of Pygmalion

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    when Shaw first wrote them in 1913. From the treatment of those who are vulnerable in a society, to the nature of identity itself, Pygmalion gives an excellent template to discuss and expand on these issues as they appear in our own

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    A text may promote obvious distinction between the authorial voice and character's viewpoint. This can be seen in the play of Pygmalion in by George Bernard shaw and the film Pleasantville directed by Gary Ross. Both of these texts show distinctive voices through dialogue the use of dialogue which highlights the relationships and differences between characters. Pygmalion is a play in five acts. It is about a young

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    At the end of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Eliza finds herself as a new and empowered woman. Women in the 20th century are looked down upon. This is what happened to Eliza Doolittle. When Eliza meets a man named Higgins, he makes assumptions about her intelligence based on her speech. Higgins is wrong and fails to see that Eliza is one of the most intelligent characters in the play. Eliza’s ability to pick up speech and learn is high which is unusual for a woman of her social standing. In some cases

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    In George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” a bedraggled flower girl named Eliza is central to an experiment conducted by a language expert, Henry Higgins, and his contemporary, Colonel Pickering. The experiment is a test (or a bet) to see if Higgins can take a Cockney speaking flower girl from the streets and pass her off for an eloquently spoken duchess at an ambassador’s party, but this proves to be a laborious process for everyone involved. Despite a failed attempt to pass Eliza off as a proper lady

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    As Eliza Doolittle admits in the fifth and final act of Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, she began her journey with Mr. Higgins for romantic, rather than practical reasons. Liza takes a liking to the elder man and therefore impulsively pursues him in hopes that their tutor-student relationship will develop into something greater. However, not only does Higgins view the relationship as a strictly platonic one, but he also considers himself a God and Liza his creation. Liza’s efforts to impress and

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    flower-girl-turned-duchess Eliza Doolittle must learn the hard way that just because a person fits the outside criteria of a lady does not exactly mean she would be treated as so, by society and most of all her mentor Henry Higgins. Throughout the play, Pygmalion, By George Bernard Shaw, the author makes the theme of prejudice against women very apparent by the way they are treated in society and the unreasonable expectations they are held up to, making it very difficult for women like Eliza Doolittle to

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    while the darker colors represent sadness. Colors and images are how the idea of Archetypal Theory came to be, helping us discover a deeper meaning within the text. After watching the movies My Fair Lady, Princess and The Frog, and reading the book Pygmalion, I was able to discover how colors and images help us better understand the character's journeys from rags to riches. At the beginning of all three of these stories the characters start out as some nobodies, but then through the archetypal theory

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