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Eliza's Transformation in Shaw's Pygmalion - Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is a play that shows a great change in the character Eliza Doolittle. As Eliza lives in poverty, she sells flowers to earn her living. Eliza does not have an education. This shows through the way that she does not have the most proper way of speaking. This happens through when Eliza is speaking to the other characters when she meets then when she is still at a low level of poverty in her life. To understand the reasons Eliza is able to change and be changed into an almost Cinderella like character....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw] 2234 words
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Shaw, Arms and Heroes - ... The following year Shaw was able to find writing opportunities by composing critical reviews of literature, art, music and theatre. Shaw was persuaded to join the Saturday Review as a theatre critic in 1895. Shaw took advantage of his position and “decided to write plays in order to illustrate his criticism of the English stage”. Thus, his first collection of works Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant was published in 1898. The plays within this collection reflected the Fabian Society’s social criticism as well as Shaw’s “signature”wit....   [tags: Nobel Prize winning author Bernard Shaw] 769 words
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From Longhouse to Village by R. Daniel Shaw - After reading “From Longhouse to Village” by R. Daniel Shaw, I was able to understand the point that he was trying to make throughout the chapters that I read. In chapter 5: From Micro dialects to Language Identity: Linguistic Synthesis. Shaw states, “The comparison of words on lists spread across a room provides a greater understanding of linguistic connections that, in turn, give us a perspective of cultural similarity as well as variation. Language and culture work closely together; what people do, they talk about....   [tags: from longhouse to village, daniel shaw]
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George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion G.B Shaw believed that people should not be limited by their birth, environment or speech. With reference to Act 1 & Act five of Pygmalion, show how Eliza finds her status affected by all of these factors. At the time George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion in 1912, many people were troubled with accents that prevented them from reaching high & in act 1, Eliza's character is an example of this. In act 1, we see how Eliza was very limited by her environment, her job, & her speech by the way that she was treated differently for who she was....   [tags: George Shaw Pygmalion Essays] 1904 words
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Does Eliza Become a Lady in In George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ - George Bernard Shaw who was born in Dublin in 1856, was a renowned play writer and a talented platform speaker. He is most famously known for his successful play ‘Pygmalion’ which was widely accepted as one of the most noted comedies of the time. 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. At the time, Britain had thriving economy and it was a successful country because of its industry, trade and empire....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, ]
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw's father, George Carr Shaw, was an alcoholic which meant not much money was spent on Shaw's education, therefore he was mainly self-taught, since he was self-taught he never had ideas forced upon him, this caused him to turn into a strong minded individual who expressed his opinions. He was a socialist and a critic who believed strongly in equality. Shaw wrote many plays, which expressed his opinions, one of the most famous being Pygmalion....   [tags: Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw Essays] 1237 words
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Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw The word 'benefit' is defined as; 'a favourable or helpful factor or circumstance'. Many benefits are not immediately recognised, as they can be the result of something bad. In the play 'Pygmalion', by Bernard Shaw, Liza gains many benefits, but also disadvantages from her relationship with Higgins. Looking at benefits, she receives some beautiful clothes; 'I'm to have fashionable clothes' (p. 63), a good place to stay and financial ease. She meets other friends such as Freddy; 'I'll marry Freddy, I will' (p....   [tags: Pygmalion Bernard Shaw Essays] 1085 words
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Candida by George Bernard Shaw - Candida by George Bernard Shaw This isn't necessarily a negative thing; they're all well suited to each other, and create a sort of synergy that drives the play. But they're each quite different in their own respect. The main ones, Candida, Eugene and James are all written to be strong characters, and the way they were portrayed in the production our class saw lived up to this classification. However, this doesn't apply to everything. Some of the characters were stretched to make the play appeal to a newer generation in a newer day and age, at the expense of the dignity of at least one of the characters....   [tags: Candida George Bernard Shaw Essays] 577 words
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Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion The passage taken from Act 2 of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion marks a critical turning point in the plot line and character development of the novel. The characters of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, who have met earlier by mere coincidence, have now deliberately begun a relationship, due to various motives. Eliza wants to move up in the hierarchy of society and Henry wants to prove his talent to Colonel Pickering. The extract is significant because it initiates a long learning process for Eliza and because Henry changes the next six months of his life, if not the rest of it....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Pygmalion] 1100 words
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Lesson in Shaw's Pygmalion - Lesson in Shaw's Pygmalion Writing Pygmalion in a Play format allowed Shaw to present his often-disputable views to an extended audience in a convenient, enjoyable format. By using this means to put over his message the audience is having a good night out at the theatre, as well as being taught a lesson. Society was changing at an alarming rate and Shaw wanted to make sure his audiences were pushed into thinking about issues such as imminent feminism, the class system and the importance in the way we speak....   [tags: Drama Shaw Pygmalion Play Essays Papers] 578 words
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Evolution in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - Evolution in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion   In the play, Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, Professor Higgins, an expert in the art of speech, bets Colonel Pickering, another master of phonetics, that he can take a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and pass her off as a duchess at an ambassador's Garden Party. During this story, Shaw uses the characters to demonstrate the necessity of human evolution. As Eliza's verbal ability increases, so does her personality and self-esteem; and Higgins's failure to recognize her changes leads to a severe strain on their relationship....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]
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Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession - Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shaw presents prostitution as a result of few economic opportunities for lower class women (rather than of hedonism, laziness, or depravity, as was commonly believed at the time this play was written) through the characters of Mrs. Warren and her daughter Vivie. When Vivie initially finds out her mother was once a prostitute, she responds in the typical Victorian fashion: with scorn and indignation. The prevailing mindset of the time was one that lauded personal responsibility....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Warren's profession Essays]
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Comparing Journey of the Magi by Eliot and Pygmalion by Shaw - T. S. Eliot’s poem ‘Journey of the Magi’ is rich in content, imagery, symbolism and above all Biblical References. The poem throws some powerful questions to all the readers and seeks answers from them. This poem is very deep and hard to understand at the very first reading. Its charm lies in its complexity and ambiguity. Here the poet talks about journey of three wise men from East and their struggle. Their journey starts at a very tough time of the atmosphere – “the worst time of the year” and that makes the task altogether more difficult....   [tags: T.S. Eliot G.B. Shaw] 1142 words
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Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses - Irwin Shaw's "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses"      In Irwin Shaw?s ?The Girls in Their Summer Dresses,. Michael?s character may be questioned by the reader. He may seem to portray himself as an unfaithful husband who essentially gets caught in the act early on in the story. However, Michael had yet to do anything to physically betray his wife, and there is no proof that he would in the future.      In society, many spouses or fiancées have fantasized about having sexual relations with another man or woman....   [tags: Irwin Shaw Girls Summer Dresses Essays]
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Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses - Irwin Shaw's The Girls in Their Summer Dresses In The Girls in Their Summer Dresses, it is necessary to explore the personal differences that cause problems in the relationship of the couple. The details of the story will lead to a conclusion that for Michael the relationship could just be a mere convenience or an affection solely generated by his physical wanting of Frances, so with the way she looks and appreciates the girls of New York. Frances calling the Stevensons shows her attitude which is passivity and lack of idealism to confront the relationship with his husband....   [tags: Girls Summer Dresses Irwin Shaw Essays] 678 words
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George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple - George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple When we are first introduced to Richard Dudgeon, at the reading of his late father Timothy's will in his childhood home, we have already learned of his character from the opinions of three other characters: firstly, his mother, then from Anthony Anderson, the minister, and finally, from Anderson's wife Judith. None of these accounts are in Richard's favour, although Anthony Anderson is perhaps the least against Richard of them all. Richard's mother considers Richard to be the lowest of the low and a disgrace to his society; she believes that there is nothing admirable about him at all....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Devil's Disciple Essays] 2160 words
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - The Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw   The benefits of acquiring an education are not limited to the academic aspects often associated with it. Part of the edification it bestows includes being enabled to reach new insight, being empowered to cultivate a new awareness, and being endowed with a new understanding of life and of self. In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle experiences this type of enlightenment as the result of undergoing a drastic change in social status....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]
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Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara - Hypocritical Christianity Exposed in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara Bernard Shaw reveals in his plays a type of religious standard that is not unlike Christianity but with what most people see as a stereotypical view of hypocritical Christianity. Shaw's concept of Crosstianity , as he calls it, shows a religion in which the church preaches what the rich and powerful tell it, scoundrels are treated as equals, and punishment is concerned with prosecution rather than salvation. "Poetic justice" rules judicial retribution rather than redemption....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]
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Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara - Idealism and Realism in Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara Submerged in their own ideas about idealism and realism, Barbara and her father Undershaft are at odds with one another in Major Barbara. In this Bernard Shaw play, minor characters are important in exemplifying these conflicting values. The moral perplexities of capitalism and charity are explored through the words and actions of Undershaft’s family, his future sons-in-law, and the common folks at the Shelter. Thriving in the British upper class, Undershaft’s wife and son are well aware of Undershaft’s grip on Europe’s economy and government....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Major Barbara Essays]
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Social Classes in George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion" and the Movie "My Fair Lady" - George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is a humorous, yet moral, play that portrays the active social classes and lifestyles in Britain. The play features the main character Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who embarks on the formidable task of teaching a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, how to speak English properly, and then passing her off as a duchess at the royal ball. Pygmalion was later adapted into the film, My Fair Lady in 1964, and although there are many differences between the two, the play delivers Shaw’s central message of social criticism, which is not to interfere within other social classes and not to meddle in society, more effectively than the movie....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, classism, My Fair ] 567 words
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Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw - Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very far removed from these atrocities to ignore them completely....   [tags: Plays George Bernard Shaw Literature Essays] 894 words
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The Second Half of the Shaw Presidency - ... The salary was an issue during the 1910’s. There were single women leaders who were self-supporting without families or marital sources of support. Class and social/marital status intersected resulting difficulties in the organization where privileged women and working women had different views on what are they being paid and the symbolization of being financially dependent (Franzen,2008). Also moving to New York brought financial issues to the organization by having increased fund-raising, press coverage and educational work....   [tags: NAWSA, women's suffrage] 991 words
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Alernatiove Ending to George Bernard Shaw´s Pygmalion - Alternative Ending to Pygmalion Act V After Higgins, confesses to his undying love for Eliza. Eliza decides to leave Higgins’s home because felt that it would only hurt Higgins more to have her stay another moment in his home because she did not share the same feelings for him. She now resides at the home of Mrs. Higgins. Mrs. Higgins’s drawing room. She is at her writing-table as before. The parlor-maid comes in. THE PARLOR MAID [at the door]: Mr. Henry, madam, is downstairs MRS. HIGGINS: Well, show him up....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion] 1063 words
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Pygmalion a Play by Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion is one of Bernard Shaw’s most famous and beloved plays, which he published in London in 1912. This play was written during the Edwardian era which was characterised by major political, social and economical changes. Politically, the reign of king Edward VII witnessed a relative involvement of social segments such as labourers and women in political life. Socio-economically, the British society was marked by a strict and a clear-cut social class system in the early twentieth century. During this period and up to First World War, it was believed that 1% of the British population owned approximately 70% of the country’s wealth....   [tags: class differences, ancient greek] 1422 words
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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw - In the today’s society, people are looking for what type of emotion completes them; the emotion is love. Love is the type of emotion that is difficult to explain. When love as an emotion is lost, that person also feels lost, ultimately changes themselves complete. There are several ways in which people change and/or react to such emotions. For example, some react in anger and others react in depression. In 1912, a play written by George Bernard Shaw talked about this same nature of love. Shaw wrote the play, Pygmalion, due to said reaction....   [tags: play background, love] 1119 words
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The Themes of Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw - The play, Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw is about a phonetics expert who makes a bet that he can pass a Cockney flower girl as a duchess in the matter of a few months. This girl, Eliza does achieve the transformation, but at the expense of a familiar life in the gutters, and risks being caste off into the world with nowhere to turn. This play explores many themes, has extensive use of symbolism, interesting tonality, irony, and the play itself is an allusion to ancient Greek mythology. The major theme in Pygmalion is class....   [tags: Pygmalion Essays] 831 words
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - ... She is even known to have enough self-control to cease her chattering and politely bid farewell when Higgins’ suggests that it is time to depart. However, this is still the middle of Eliza’s transformation and she asks if she has “said anything [she] oughtn’t” (3), worried that she had not behaved according to a lady’s standard. As the play winds down to the end, Eliza has a new, fresh air of self-assurance and willpower. Despite being furious with Higgins for his treatment of her, she “sits… without a word,” and only “flinches violently” (4) at his comments....   [tags: portrayal of the rich and the poor] 934 words
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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw - ... These kinds of conditions were an invitation for rats and viruses to thrive and settle in this area. People also had animals that would live with them; these animals were also very dirty and could be hosts to deadly diseases and viruses. Over 15,000 people died from Cholera and other diseases (Lambert). The primary cause of cholera was contaminated drinking water from sewage and trash. A catalyst for diseases and other forms of infection was overpopulation in Britain. The congested towns and cities enabled the sicknesses to be easily passed from person to person....   [tags: literary analysis, social classes] 1534 words
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George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" - For many decades, we as people have come to criticize on every aspect of one another’s being without learning the cause of why one portrays themselves in such a way. In the book of Pygmalion, a play of an English woman who is looked down upon by society Because of her dialect and occupation, is no exception to what many struggle with to understand. The book takes place in London, England were a flower girl named Eliza Doolittle tries to sell flowers to a bystander who becomes disgusted by her when she calls a man by his first name(“Freddy, look wh’ y’ goin’ deah” Shaw 12)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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George Bernard Shaw's Life and Works - George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin of Protestant stock in 1856. During Shaw’s fifty-eight year career he wrote novels, short stories and several reviews, essays and prefaces. Shaw’s early writings were based on the unrealistic Victorian ideas and written as a comedy that made fun of romance during that time period. Like many other Irish writers, Bernard Shaw contributed highly to English literature and drama with writings such as Pygmalion, a play that was based on a part of his life and written as a comedy but received as a love story....   [tags: Biography]
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George Bernard Shaw - ... During a festival, he asked Aphrodite to grant his wish and she did. Galatea came alive and they got married. Like Pygmalion, Higgins, one of the main characters in Pygmalion, made a beautiful creature out of a flower girl. The difference between legend and reality was that in the legend, the creator admired his creation, while Higgins never seemed to care for the feelings of his creation. Shaw wrote about this issue in order to make the readers aware of the conditions and the period in which the play was written....   [tags: gender discrimination, pymalion]
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Memories of the Slave Trade by Rosalid Shaw - This paper examines how memory is entailed in the constitution and representation of global modernity by looking at various articles. The author’s main argument focuses on memory and not origins. Recurring claims are challenged in the book “Memories of the Slave Trade” where the author portrays that Africans felt no sense of moral obligation concerning the sale of the slaves by tracing down memories of the slave trade in the Temne-speaking communities in Sierra Leone. While the slave-trading past is infrequently recollected in explicit verbal accounts, it is frequently made vividly present in such structures as rogue spirits, and the symbolism of divination procedures....   [tags: african americans, witches, memory]
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Man and Superman, by George Bernard Shaw - In the Man and Superman play George Bernard Shaw uses many ideas from the time to make one of the best romantic comedies of its time. In this Realism era playwrights would use many tactics to make their plays the most realistic. “All the plays have similar elements such as the trait that all plays shall seem like real people in real scenarios, secrets known to the audience but not other characters, and each individual act repeats the general action of the entire play.” (Hompage.smc.edu) These elements are easily seen in the play, with twists to them....   [tags: man and superman, , george bernard]
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The Comedies of Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare - With origins from Ancient Greece, Comedy is one of the original four genres of literature as defined by the philosopher Aristotle in his work Poetics. The three other genres are consistent of tragedy, epic poetry, and lyric poetry. Not to be confused with the comedy associated with television and film which focuses entirely on humorous discourse generally intended to amuse; literary comedy is characterised by general humour, happy endings and communal celebration. This assignment will critically analyse the comedies of William Shakespeare and Bernard Shaw and consider what characteristics they share and how they differ....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 1034 words
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Shaw Shank Redemption - ... Therefore, the film and novella agree that it is important to see how Red and Andy’s lives in prison (Darabont 83). The film titled the shawshark redemption employs religious symbolism in the lives of different characters. In the first case, the film utilizes Red as the custodian of the movie’s spiritual arc. The spiritual imagery is revealed through Red’s parole hearings after twenty, thirty, and forty years. In the first hearing, the character tries to convince the examination panel that his life is rehabilitated; however, the panel rejects the character’s argument....   [tags: critique, film analysis, movie, evil, good]
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Shaw's "Candida" as a Drama of Ideas - Shaw himself wrote that Candida `is a counterpoint to Ibsen's Doll's House, showing that in the real typical doll's house it is the man who is the doll'.Ibsen in A Doll's House(1879)had shown how men treated their wives as inferior creatures, or dolls,and at the end of the play his heroin rebels and leaves her her husband .In Candida Shaw powerfully and effectively reverses Ibsen's idea. Counterpoint or reversal was Shaw's favourite technique in all of his plays.In Candida,he not only reverses the main idea of a Doll's House but also counterpoints the typical situation of an established type of Victorian domestic comedy.Play about romantic adultery,or its type possibility, were very popular...   [tags: European Literature] 390 words
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Irwin Shaw’s Depiction of Opposing Ideology - "Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form" (Shaw) -Irwin Shaw Irwin Shaw, an American playwright, screen writer, and novelist, enjoyed writing short stories. Assisting The New Yorker, Esquire, The Saturday Evening Post, and a 700-page book with his short works, Shaw has established himself as a professional in his field. His stories ranged from the chant of social significance, to the tales of laborers and struggling families, and finally a mix of irony and poignancies....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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George Bernard Shaw: Critic, Writer, and Activist - In addition to being a political activist, a literary and musical critic, and a novelist, George Bernard Shaw was a playwright and a remarkable one at that; his extraordinary commentary on such facets of life as marriage, education, government, religion, and social status sets him apart from other playwrights of his time. The time of George Bernard Shaw’s education played a small, however important role in his career. The effect of his educational career as a student often moved into his literature....   [tags: Biography]
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The Battle for Space in Shaw - The Battle for Space in Shaw "Groups, classes or fractions of classes cannot constitute themselves or recognize one another as ‘subjects’ unless they generate (or produce) a space. Ideas, representation, or values which do not succeed in making their mark on space….will lose all pith and become mere sign…Space’s investment - the production of space – has nothing incidental about it: it is a matter of life and death." Henri Lefebve, The Production of Space Lefebvre's quote speaks of the production of space as a common, inevitable Occurrence....   [tags: Development Space] 3096 words
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A Discussion of Freedom by Shaw - FREEDOM George Bernard Shaw "My conscience is the genuine pulpit article, it annoys me to see people comfortable when they ought to be uncomfortable; and I insist on making them think in order to bring them to a conviction of sin." -----Shaw. The above quoted lines show us the uncompromising character of the man who never thought idealistically about literature, that is to say, one who never romanticized it. He considered all literature to be journalistic and his purpose was to convert the nation to his opinions....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1500 words
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Comedy of Ideas Illustrated in Shaw's Man and Superman - Man and Superman: A Comedy of Ideas Shaw’s Man and Superman is a comedy of ideas. He has presented a good number of ideas in Man and Superman but his treatment of these ideas is comic rather than serious. Serious ideas have been presented with wit and humour. For this comic treatment of serious ideas the play is regarded as a comedy of ideas. Shaw’s aim was to make certain ideas, which were unpalatable to the early twentieth century society, receive attention among the thinking public. In the wit and sparkle of a comedy he thought people would be interested, and once interest was created, the ideas presented along with the comedic would be less objectable ....   [tags: term paper, literary analysis] 2413 words
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An Analysis of Dave Shaw's Findings towards Nutritional Science - ... Foster (2013) analyses the nutritional recommendations in the New Zealand diet and gives advice toward restructuring the fat intake for New Zealanders. From reviewing saturated fat it was concluded that there was no significant association between saturated fat intake alone and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the low consumption (5%) of one of the ‘healthy’ fats such as polyunsaturated fat was acknowledged in the New Zealand diet, far below the recommendation (6-11%). This is of particular importance as poly-unsaturated fat was found to be pivotal in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events by 10% when replacing saturated fats in the diet....   [tags: influential magazine articles]
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Analysis of George Bernard Shaw´s Pygmalion - Written Task II George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ tells the story of a low-class flower girl called Eliza Doolittle, who one day encounters a phonetics professor named Henry Higgins. He believes that he can change Eliza’s speech and posture in such a way, that it would be plausible for Eliza to be a duchess, therefore Higgins wagers his friend Colonel Pickering on it. Higgins' bet is accepted by Pickering as well as by Eliza, since she will get to live in Higgins’ luxurious house. Once Eliza has moved in with him, Higgins puts a lot of effort into transforming Eliza’s Cockney accent into the speech of proper English....   [tags: text, language, audience, time] 758 words
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Characterization of Stereotypes in the Play, Pygmatation by George Bernard Shaw - ... The two men Pickering and Higgins both study linguistics and phonetics, the mechanisms and sound of speech. Higgins easily reveals the class of Eliza just by the manner in which she speaks. “You see this creature with her curbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days.” This quote displays the first impression of the high class, Mr. Higgins, of the low class Eliza and how she is instantly criticized. This extract also shows that as soon as rank is defined in a society, ignorance manifests and that filling the breach between classes grows perplexing....   [tags: discrimination, linguistics, dr doolittle]
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Independece in Divergent by Veronica Roth and Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - For many, literature is an escape. It creates new worlds for us to explore and ultimately teaches us lessons that we take into our everyday life. One of the main topics literature focuses on is conformity. It challenges the values society attempts to place upon people. Similarly, in life people face many challenges. They have values and standards they are forced to uphold as well see a stigma surrounding the consequences if they fail to conform. In the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth and the play Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw the main characters break the barriers bestowed upon them in their own societies and ultimately become their own persons through gaining independence, standing up for what...   [tags: literature, conformity, society, rules]
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The Suppression Of Women In Pygmalion - Twentieth century Britain is dubbed the Victorian era in which the woman is just the female of humanity, and that they have certain things to do in society. It is socially accepted that women care solely for the children, the house, the cooking and the cleaning and the men are the breadwinners and disciplinarians. Writer, Bernard Shaw, who was "dedicated to tearing down what he saw as the oppressive veil of Victorian ideal of womanhood-that women are self-sacrificing, pure, noble, and passive" (2215)....   [tags: Bernard Shaw] 1377 words
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Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw - How could a lowly flower girl make such a drastic change into a refined lady. She could not have possibly pulled it off herself; she would need help. Thus is the case in the play Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw. The poor flower girl, Eliza, is turned into a "duchess," so to speak, by the other characters in the play. The characters responsible for the change in Eliza throughout the play were Henry Higgins, Mrs. Pierce, and Colonel Pickering, all of which had strong influences on her either mentally or physically....   [tags: Free Essays] 397 words
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Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw - Bernard Shaw Pygmalion A Romance in Five Acts 1. Summary of the Play, page 2 2. Introduction and Short Analysis of the Main Character, page 4 3. Interpretation, page 5 4. Additional Information, page 7 5. Literature and Links, page 8 1. Summary London at 11.15 a.m., on a rainy summer day. Everybody’s running for shelter because of the torrential storm. A bunch of people ist gathering in St. Pauls church, looking outside and waiting for the rain to stop. Among the crowd, there is a young flower girl which grew up in the slums of London and therefore has a terribly bad language, although she is a good-natured, simple and pure being....   [tags: essays research papers] 3418 words
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Bernard Shaw - George Bernard Shaw is known by many as the most significant English playwright since the seventeenth century. He wrote fifty-seven plays in his lifetime, and a vast majority of them were revolutionary in their themes. On July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland. Shaw was the first son of his parents, George and Lucille, but had two sisters upon his arrival. Although they lived in Ireland, the Shaws were Protestants and George Bernard was baptized in the Church of England; however, he was never very religious and never enjoyed attending church....   [tags: essays research papers] 1931 words
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Shaw's Pygmalion - Shaw's Pygmalion Pygmalion can be classified as a comedy. The objects of the comedy centralize around the people, the ideas and the attitudes. The first humorous part of the play is with Mrs Eynsford-Hill and her daughter Clara waiting for Clara's brother Freddy to get them a taxi as it was pouring with rain. They get annoyed so Clara asks, 'do you expect us to go and get one ourselves?'. The audience/reader of this play finds this humorous because the Eynsford-Hills are stereotypical of middle class people who stick rigidly to their position in society....   [tags: Papers] 822 words
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George Brenard Shaw - On the night of July 26th, 1856 one of the greatest playwrights in history, George Bernard Shaw, was born. George’s mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly, was an aristocrat, while his father, George Gurly, was a poor alcoholic. Shaw had two sisters, Elinour Agness, who died of tuberculosis at age 20, and Lucinda Frances who died of starvation at age 40. Both were spinsters and had no children. In Dublin the theatre was the only thing that actually interested, and had something to offer to Shaw. George also went to many schools while living in Dublin, including the Wesleyan Connexional School, but said he learned little from schools and was self-educated....   [tags: essays research papers] 1139 words
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The Life and Career of George Bernard Shaw - The Life and Career of George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw was an iconoclastic writer and speaker who embraced many subjects that his peers had not yet dared to embrace. He is considered to be the best and most significant playwright since William Shakespeare. His life and career were focused mainly on social reform. Bernard was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were mother Lucinda Elizabeth Garly and father George Carr Shaw. His father and grandfather were both alcoholics....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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How Does Bernard Shaw Create Comedy, Seriousness, Sympathy, and Empathy in Pygmalion? - In the play, Pygmalion, Bernard Shaw creates many events that consist of comedy, seriousness, sympathy and empathy. These four emotions helps the audience decide what they feel towards --------------Shaw creates a lot of humour often in ways where Higgins is not aware of it. After Eliza had showed her anger and hatred towards him by throwing insults at him Higgins calmly replies back. The surprise for the audience in this is that usually the audience would expect Higgins to retaliate in a similar fashion, but instead he talks to her in a peaceful manner....   [tags: emotions, humor, sarcasm, serious] 1283 words
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Class Struggles in the British Empire Displayed in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - ... However, Professor Higgins has different opinion on the experiment, partly in order to prove the renowned phonetics professor’s theory that one’s speech places them in their social class (Shaw 1.). Professor Higgins can tell people’s social class by his or her accent and guess where he or she was brought up, this evidences supports the theory that people normally stay in the social class that he or she was born into. Although Eliza learns how to speak properly, she could not change and stays true to the poor flower girl in the beginning of the drama and did not comply to her new class expectation....   [tags: poverty, society, standards]
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Critical Analysis of George Bernard Shaw’s Play, Arms and the Man - George Bernard Shaw produced Arms and the Man in 1894 which was later published in 1898 as part of his Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny.The play was created in the era of the Victorian society, when most plays were comedies and lighter drama, nevertheless it was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. As Moliere once said satire is "biting exposure of human folly which criticizes human conduct, and aims to correct it", and in his play Arms and the Man, Shaw presents his great ability of writing satire by showing the reader a world full of misunderstandings, romance, materialism and the absurdity of life, while decrying the para...   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1629 words
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Division of Social Classes through Language: George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" - An important lesson that has been learned throughout life and the beginning of time is to respect the individual’s content and not their image. It is shown throughout George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, that different people can be brought together in the same circumstance, being a heavy rain shower in London, but distance themselves so effusively because of outer appearances. The situation between the nonintellectual flower-girl and the sophisticated Pickering, Higgins, and the Mother-daughter is drawn out over the judgment of her poor speech and her value as a person as she constantly defends herself against their prejudice....   [tags: Social Classes, classism, Language, George Bernard] 1184 words
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The Portrayal of Differences in Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw and The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood - ... There are highly frequent uses of the red connotations “red umbrella, red uniform, red clothing” in the novel to further highlight the difference between her and everyone else to show the characters and us where she stands. Other rankings are also recognised such as Serena Joy, at a higher ranking than Offred due to her status as “The Commanders Wife” recognised by her blue Commanders wife robes. We can also gather a sense of class of the Handmaids in the Handmaids tale through the use of “of”....   [tags: class, occupations, transformation] 919 words
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Poverty: The Most Difficult Way of LIving - ... She does not have the means to hold the living standard Higgins and Pickering lead. The unforeseen rise of Doolittle into the middle class allows Bernard Shaw to analyze poverty and wealth. Doolittle is not happy with his new identity in middle class, though he fears the workhouse; Shaw inserts wit through Alfred Doolittle’s surprising aversion for his new status. The phonetic expert, Higgins, takes the challenge of molding Eliza Doolittle, poor, cockney flower girl, into a personage fit to meet an Archduchess at an embassy ball, has been dexterously, joyfully presented upon the acts....   [tags: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw] 826 words
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An Analysis of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw - An Analysis of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw *No Works Cited Saint Joan is considered to be one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest works. The play deals with subject matter pertaining to events after the Death of Joan of Arc. In the play, Shaw avoids many problems identified by critics as prevalent in some of his other writing. Some have criticized Shaw, claiming that he tends to portray unrealistic archetypal characters, rather than well-rounded believable individuals....   [tags: Papers] 1166 words
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Themes of George Bernard Shaw's Play Pygmalion - Themes of George Bernard Shaw's Play Pygmalion Pygmalion and My Fair Lady are a modern parallel of the story of Pygmalion, legendary sculptor and King of Cyprus, who fell in love with his own statue of Aphrodite. At his prayer, Aphrodite brought the statue to life as Galatea. George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion is the story of Henry Higgins, a master phonetician, and his mischievous plot to pass a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, off as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In order to achieve his goal, Higgins must teach Eliza how to speak properly and how to act in upper-class society....   [tags: Papers] 1140 words
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The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw - The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw In the melodrama The Devils Disciple by George Bernard Shaw, Judith Anderson is the only character that becomes a ‘changed’ person at the end of the play. At first glance, the two main characters Richard Dudgeon and Anthony Anderson seem to be the characters that undergo a character exchange. But as we study the play in greater detail, we are able to explore the significant changes Shaw has intentionally inflicted in Judith Anderson, to convey the theme of ‘appearance and reality’....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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The Role of Education in Shaw's Pygmalion and Russell's Educating Rita - The Role of Education in Shaw's Pygmalion and Russell's Educating Rita Both plays show that education can be used as a tool for emancipating working class individuals. Both Eliza and Rita get uprooted and have to give up personal features. Language is linked up with identity and both find a new identity through education. Rita is treated in the way according to her language. Yet pure language training doesn't transform her character and identity profoundly. Her change is simply external....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 328 words
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A New Perception of Eliza - ... In order to make it happen, she is willing to seek help and do whatever it takes; including changing the way she looks and the way she talks to be like any well-mannered British woman. “No: I don't want no gold and no diamonds. I'm a good girl, I am. [She sits down again, with an attempt at dignity]. (2.145)”. Unlike the other girls, Eliza wants no money, fancy dresses or dashing jewelry. She insists to maintain her pride and her plans to work in a flower shop. She declares her capability of being independent and her determination throughout the six months she’s spent with Higgins; and Eliza knows exactly the path she is choosing for herself....   [tags: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw]
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Comparing The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - The play Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, which is about a ‘draggle tailed guttersnipe’ of a woman, Eliza, who receives elocution lessons from a professor, Mr. Higgins, and metamorphoses into a Lady; they consequently fall in love. It is set in the late nineteenth century, during the Victorian era, in London. The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, is about a town hysterically overcome by accusations of witchcraft, set in Salem on the East coast of America in the late seventeenth century. One of the major differences between the two plays is the period in which they are set (Pygmalion is set in the early twentieth century, The Crucible in the Seventeenth)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1008 words
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Contradictions of Character in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - “Manners are the happy way of doing things” according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. According to Emerson people use manners as a front to make themselves look better. Inherently, this will lead to a contradiction of the front and the reality. One such man who is most concerned with manners is the protagonist of Shaw’s Pygmalion, Professor Henry Higgins. Higgins is a man who displays contradictions within his character. He is in the business of teaching proper manners, although lacks them himself. In addition, Higgins is an intelligent man, and yet he is ignorant of the feelings of those around him....   [tags: Professor Henry Higgins] 976 words
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Playing God: Interpreting The Doctor’s Dilemma Set Design at Shaw Festival 2010 - Over a century ago, when Bernard Shaw wrote The Doctor’s Dilemma in 1906, England’s health care was terrifyingly primitive. If one had the misfortune of falling ill during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, essentially, one had the choice of two treatment options. The sufferer could either turn to the local druggist to purchase an expensive patent medicine, of which the ingredients largely comprised of opiates or alcohol and were consequently addictive; or, the patient could visit the equally costly doctor and receive a diagnosis which often led to a treatment involving sharp knives, bleeding, and the prescribing of more addictive drugs....   [tags: Film Review]
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Compare and contrast the ways in which Shaw and Dickens present irony - Compare and contrast the ways in which Shaw and Dickens present irony through their narrative voice in The Devil's Disciple and A Tale of Two Cities. The most obvious contrast between the two texts is the fact that 'A Tale of Two Cities' is a novel, while 'The Devil's Disciple' is a play. This difference of genre makes the use of the narrative voice vary greatly, despite the fact that both authors are trying to convey opinions and create images through the narrator. In its original form, 'A Tale of Two Cities' was meant to be read in instalments....   [tags: English Literature] 2303 words
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George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother - George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator's Mother In a written exerpt from a letter about the cremation of his mother, George Bernard Shaw recalls her “passage” with humor and understanding. The dark humor associated with the horrid details of disposing of his mother's physical body are eventually reconciled with an understanding that her spirit lives on. He imagines how she would find humor in the bizarre event of her own cremation. The quality of humor unites Shaw and his mother in a bond that transcends the event of death and helps Shaw understand that her spirit will never die....   [tags: essays research papers] 761 words
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Middle-Class-Morality and Comments on Class and Social Standing made by Shaw in Pygmalion - Middle-Class-Morality and Comments on Class and Social Standing made by Shaw in Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion is the story of Henry Higgins, a master phonetician, and his mischievous plot to pass a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, off as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. In order achieve his goal, Higgins must teach Eliza how to speak properly and how to act in upper-class society. The play pokes fun at "middle class morality" and upper-class superficiality, reflects the social ills of nineteenth century England, and attests that all people, regardless of class background, are worthy of respect and dignity....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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Social Class in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and Heartbreak House - Social class can be thought of as a very important indicator of who a person is. Social class is defined as a broad group in society having common economic, cultural, or political status. Where somebody comes from can effect somebody's decision to become involved with that person or not, can effect whether that person will be hired for a job or not and can often effect they way one is looked at and treated by society. Either way, class distinction is always evident within society. Using two plays by George Bernard Shaw, the relevance of the statement, ?class distinction is always evident within society,....   [tags: essays research papers] 3929 words
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First Impressions in Bernard Shaw’s play The Devil’s Disciple - Bernard Shaw’s play “The Devil’s Disciple” is set in 1777 when the American War of British Independence was at its height. Richard Dudgeon is the main character in this production and he begins as a ‘black sheep’ in a family of self-righteous puritans. Richard has entitled himself “The Devil’s Disciple”. In the first Act of the play, Richard’s father has died and this starts the reading of his will. During this scene we get a lot of the other characters views on Richard before we meet him. It seems that almost everyone apart from Essie (Richard’s cousin)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1109 words
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An Analysis of Class and Gender Conflict in Pygmalion - "Pygmalion is a serious analysis of class and gender conflict." Bernard Shaw's play, entitled Pygmalion, transcends the nature of drama as a medium to be utilized for sheer entertainment value. Shaw's play powerfully comments on the capacity for the individual to overcome the boundaries established by systems of class and gender. Dominant assumptions and expectations may essentially prevent an individual from becoming socially mobile within a seemingly rigid hierarchical social structure. However, Liza, the protagonist utilizes language as the tool which enables the her to escape the confines of the lower class and to be regarded as a human of a certain degree of worth within society....   [tags: World Literature Bernard Shaw]
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George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - For my Pygmalion performance, I decided to do a scene from Act II where Eliza encounters Higgins and Pickering for the first time together in the mansion. One of the main reasons why I chose this part of the play was because it was a starting point for important things that later takes place in the story. This was the initial point where Eliza meets Higgins and has a decent conversation about what she wants to do with her future, and in the end it results in Higgins making that decision for her....   [tags: my playwright performance essay] 554 words
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Attributes Traditionally Associated With Masculinity And Femininity And Their Contrasts In Medea And Pygmalion - Medea Medea is a character existing outside of the typical Greek value and social systems that existed in the Greek Polis’s at the time of the play’s inception. She is strong willed, powerful, intelligent, cunning, volatile and independent. She possesses many traits and characteristics reserved and associated with Greek heroes in other plays common at the time. It could be possible to assume that a typical Greek audience of the time (likely predominantly male) would find this character absurd and ridiculous....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Comparison] 1458 words
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Equality and Social Class in Pygmalion - Equality and Social Class in Pygmalion      The idea of ranking individuals based upon their wealth and behaviors has endured through all cultures, countries, and times.  George Benard Shaw's Pygmalion addresses an individual's capability to advance through society, an idea as old as social distinction.  Shaw does so through the social parable of a young English flower girl named Eliza Dolittle, who after receiving linguistic training assumes the role of a duchess.  She receives instruction, as a bet, by a self-absorbed language professor named Henry Higgens.  However, Eliza does not take her social ascension alone, as she is joined by her drunken father Alfred P....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays]
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The Character of Henry Higgins in Pygmalion - 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 there is some truth in the charge that Shaw created a mouthpiece for his own ideas and the character of Alfred Doolittle is a case in point....   [tags: Character Analysis, George Bernard Shaw] 1569 words
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Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion - Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion Bernard Shaw’s comedy Pygmalion presents the journey of an impoverished flower girl into London’s society of the early 20th century. Professor Higgins proposes a wager to his friend Colonel Pickering that he can take a common peddler and transform her into royalty. Eliza Doolittle is the pawn in the wager. But little does Higgins know the change will go far beyond his expectations: Eliza transforms from a defensive insecure girl to a fully confident,strong, and independent woman....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays] 596 words
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Changes in Eliza in Pygmalion - Changes in Eliza in Pygmalion Before Eliza first encountered Mr. Higgins, she was simply a dirty, yet caring girl in the gutter of London. During her time with both Mr. Higgins and Colonel Pickering, Eliza did change, for the fist few weeks of her stay in Wimpole Street, she questioned everything that Higgins asked her to do, and generally couldn't see how they would help her. Later, Eliza begins to understand that Higgins, as harsh as he is, is trying to do his best to teach her, and therefore should be respected....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Essays] 983 words
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