Gender discrimination was a major issue in Shaw’s time. He discussed this issue in his play Pygmalion. Shaw was a supporter of women’s rights and was against the idea that women were only objects to men. Pygmalion is a Greek myth that shows men’s attitudes towards women. Pygmalion, the King of Cyprus, had problems with women, so he decided to stay single. He turned to art and made a sculpture from ivory. The sculpture was so beautiful that Pygmalion fell in love. He named her Galatea. During a festival, he asked Aphrodite to grant his wish and she did. Galatea came alive a...
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