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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]

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The Play Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw

- People are always in the pursuit of erasing their flaws and becoming what society would say is "perfect." In the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw the main character Eliza Doolittle was not content with her life and her lamentable speech and manners. In order to become what she considered "perfect" Eliza relied on Higgins to change her into a proper and sophisticated woman. Higgins pounded lessons of proper speech and how to conduct one 's self with eloquence into Eliza 's head minute after minute and day after day....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Woman]

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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 Works Of Literature

- George Bernard Shaw Many different works of literature were written by George Bernard Shaw. Although he wrote stories, he was famous for writing plays. He also wrote many works for the Fabian Society, which was a group who wanted to advance the principles of socialism. Shaw also won prestigious awards for what he wrote. George Bernard Shaw had an interesting life, which led to the way he wrote his works and also why people reacted the way they did to these works (Bio.com). Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 26, 1856....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, Fabian Society, Socialism]

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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]

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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]

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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 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]

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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]

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George Bernard Shaw 's Pygmalion And Androcles And The Lion

- George Bernard Shaw uses many different approaches throughout his many works. In Pygmalion and Androcles and the Lion, he uses two very different paths ending in two different results. For example, in Androcles and the Lion, he show how doing a good deed will result in a reward, but in Pygmalion, someone does a good deed for the main character, and she feels ruined because of it. The motivation for the good deed, the deed itself, and the outcome of the deed are all three different in both of the works....   [tags: George Bernard Shaw, My Fair Lady, KILL, Lion]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Social Class, By Bernard Shaw

- In society, we are judged by our social class. We are divided into groups depending on our wealth, influence, and status. With each social class, society has certain expectations and norms that they expect people from their catorgorie to follow. For instance, society assumes that the higher an individual is on the hierarchy, the more prosperous and content they are. These are the ideas that Bernard Shaw challenges. Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and socialist that desired to demolish the caste system in Britain....   [tags: Working class, Sociology, Social class]

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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

- As a young girl with the name of Eliza gazes out beyond the boundaries of her beautiful flower garden, she spots a magnificently dressed woman. The woman, draped in fine jewelry and a lavish evening gown was very beautiful and incredibly well off. The young girl Eliza thought to herself about what made her so different from the woman, and why she could not ever aspire to be as prosperous as this duchess. The reasoning for this difference in power is not one of personal or physical attributes, but rather one that deals completely with the time period of this age....   [tags: literary analysis, social classes]

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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

- George Bernard Shaw was the son of an unsuccessful merchant. His mother was a singer who left his father to teach a singing class in London. At the age of fourteen, Shaw left school to work in an agent’s office. In 1876, he went to London where, supported by his parents, he wrote five novels (Columbia). All five novels were written in Shaw’s youth and were about the subjects that interested him most at that time. Those subjects were marriage, the role of artists in society, and the order of society (Satyanarayana)....   [tags: gender discrimination, pymalion]

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Madeleine Shaw 's Healthy Lifestyle

- Madeleine Shaw is a health inspiration to people not only across the nation, but across the world. She has used her YouTube channel to spread the message of healthy living by creating video blogs that discuss her healthy eating regimen, her workout routine, and active lifestyle tips. In a recent video by Shaw, she enlightens viewers on how to eat healthy on a budget by sharing her favorite nutritious, but reasonably priced food items. This video, as well as Madeleine Shaw’s entire health channel reflect an active community of people who are interested in healthy living techniques on YouTube....   [tags: Personal life, Health, Nutrition, YouTube]

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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]

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The Tragedy Of The Movie, By George Bernard Shaw

- “Tragicomedy is, simply, the combination of tragic and comic elements in one text to create an effect which is “deeper and grimmer than tragedy” (George Bernard-Shaw). Desperation, pain, fear etc are presented in a way which makes them comical.” This idea of a tragicomedy can be applied to Waiting for Godot as comedy is used to alleviate the hard hitting tragic elements of the play; such as when, at the end of the play, Vladimir and Estragon discuss the logistics of and then go on to attempt to hang themselves....   [tags: Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett]

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The Trouble With Diversity By George Bernard Shaw

- As George Bernard Shaw declared, “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.” Specifically, the United States incessantly falls back into the routine of allowing the gap between the rich and the poor to expand. As if the Great Depression wasn’t sufficient warning, American society’s structure continues to allow the rich to advance into loftier margins of wealth and gain greater monopolies. Meanwhile, the status of the poor remains stagnant, depleting them into a lower quality of life as the powers over them rise....   [tags: Economic inequality, Poverty, United States]

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Life Of An Adult By George Bernard Shaw

- Marriage is a beautiful thing they say, the formal recognition of two people as a partner in a relationship. It is one of the oldest sociocultural practice in the world. Some people believed it is a tuning point in life. An elevation or promotion to a real life of an adult. George Bernard Shaw defined marriage as an institution that brings two people together under the influence of delusive and most transient of "Passion". Passion and Love is believed to be the elements that triggers the idea of marriage between two people....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Marriageable age]

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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]

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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]

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Robert Bruce Shaw 's Leadership Blindspots

- Introduction Robert Bruce Shaw, in his book Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter (Jossey-Bass, April 2014), explains the most common blindspots he has seen while working as an executive coach for many professionals. Shaw noticed that unseen weaknesses occur in four areas: self, team, company, and markets. In this book, Shaw is trying to help leaders identify weaknesses, threats and other vulnerabilities that can negatively impact a leader 's effectiveness, results, and career....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Strategic management]

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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]

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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]

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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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Shaw And Mckay 's Social Disorganization Theory

- Shaw and McKay’s social disorganization theory had a profound impact on the study of the effects of urbanization, industrialization and immigration in Chicago neighborhood on crime and delinquency rates. However, Shaw and McKay faced much criticism when they first released their findings. One criticism of the social disorganization theory had to do with researcher’s ability to accurately test the social disorganization theory. Although Shaw and McKay collected data on characteristics of areas and delinquency rates for Chicago communities and were able to visually demonstrate a relationship between by using maps and other visuals, their research did not have an actually test that went along w...   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Police, Criminology]

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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]

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George Bernard Shaw 's Major Barbara

- George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara stands as a response to some of the different aspects of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto. Shaw’s drama includes a deal made by Andrew Undershaft and his daughter, Barbara, to see which of their professions do the most good for society; a munitions factory or the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army and its outreach programs can be criticized for being socialist, utopian, and unreasonable, etc., but overall, their main goal is to save souls through the expansion of Christian religion....   [tags: Socialism, Karl Marx, Marxism]

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Characterization of Stereotypes in the Play, Pygmatation by George Bernard Shaw

- The play Pygmalion, written by George Bernard Shaw was first introduced in theatres to the public in 1912. Throughout the play Shaw enquires into social groups and how these groups are perceived, treated and considered contrastingly by society. The author highlights the inequality between groups with the use of characters from opposite ends to raise the issue of categorization and discrimination. The characters in the play Pygmalion follow very stereotypical traits and qualities that are anticipated by society, however the author disputes with these stereotypes and shows how society perceives people based on what they appear to be....   [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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New Prophets Of Capital, By George Donald Shaw

- The thought that our nation’s political agenda can be affected by a select few have or elite population might be mind blowing to some. However, since 1968, Dr. Max McCombs and Dr. Donald Shaw have developed this agenda-setting theory since the Chapel Hill study. When we think of the Nicole Aschoff’s “new prophets of capital,” we can see many instances when the elites ability to influence the prominence of a topic during the agenda setting phase. Sheryl Sandberg, John Mackey, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill and Melinda Gates all play a pivotal role when it comes to getting a problem noticed and a solution made through agenda setting “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens ca...   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Want, WANT]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Class Struggles in the British Empire Displayed in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

- Throughout history, people of diverse cultures and different social standings have all shared the common issue of conforming to society's standards, unable fit the mold their community provides for them. The British civilization, the oldest societies recorded in history, has evolved drastically since it’s creation and even this great empire had its own issues with classism. The playwright George Bernard Shaw publicly displays the struggles of the poverty stricken class of the late nineteenth century....   [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]

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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]

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Analysis Of ' Pygmalion ' And The Eynsford Hills And Henry Higgins By Bernard Shaw

- Bernard Shaw’s timeless criticism of gender and class roles in society, titled Pygmalion utilises characterisation to challenge the reader’s perceptions about class and gender. The play highlights the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from a flower girl to a duchess under the direction of phoneticist Henry Higgins. Through the characterisation of characters such as Eliza, Mr Doolittle, The Eynsford-hills and Henry Higgins, Bernard Shaw highlights the mundane nature of middle class morality and challenges traditional stereotypes....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Crime Rates Across Communities By Robert Shaw And Henry D. Mckay

- Criminology has always been an area of ardent interest for researchers, especially over the most recent decades. As crime rates have continued to vary over the decades, the study of criminology has increased as a result, thus, becoming more prominent than ever before. Theories, both at the micro and macro level of society, have been developed by many criminologists in order to explain the increases and decreases of the crime rate over the years and why certain factors tend to affect criminal behavior....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology]

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Analysis Of ' The Girls 's Girls ' And ' Their Summer Dresses ' By Irwin Shaw

- There is no one thing that makes for a good marriage; it is the semblance of marriage that makes people believe so. It is common for people to think marriage will be easy although it is constant work. Good marriages consist of communication, honesty, passion, intimacy and commitment. In the short story “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses” by Irwin Shaw, Michael and Frances’s relationship lacks these qualities, therefore their marriage was not great. Most importantly, the husband and wife need to both want the relationship and the life long commitment....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Human sexuality]

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Women 's Voices By Susan M. Shaw And Janet Lee

- The phrase “systems of privilege and inequality” is not something many people know about, or even consider. The word privilege can be defined as a benefit or an opportunity given to some, but not to others. Privilege is usually unearned and granted upon someone, or to someone, by nothing except, possibly, being somewhere at the right place, at the right time. Most privileges are factored on a social level, by just simply being born. Susan M. Shaw and Janet Lee explain this concept of privilege and inequality perfectly in their work, “Systems of Privilege and Inequality,” which can be found in the book Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, White people, Racism]

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An Analysis Of Jenny Shaw 's Everyday Life During The Early English Caribbean

- In the seventeenth century, European indentured labourers and African slaves in the Caribbean played an extremely important role in the success of these new colonies. The colonies were expensive and difficult to maintain control of as the wars from the home continent of Europe continued into the Americas as colonization became widespread. But in Jenny Shaw’s book Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean, other questions can be drawn that have less to do with the European mother country and more to do with the common people....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Indentured servant]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Short Story By Irwin Shaw : The Rocky Relationship Between A Wife And Wife, And Watching A Film

- “Girls in their Summer Dresses” is a short story by Irwin Shaw, describing the rocky relationship between a husband and wife Michael and Frances Loomis. While taking a stroll down fifth avenue Frances can 't help but notice that her husband’s eyes continue to stray to every pretty girl who walks by and when he notices her disdain he simply comes up with random excuses as to why he was staring. to get his mind off the other women Frances plans a day including all of his favorite things such as watching a Giants game, eating a steak dinner, and watching a film....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, New York City, Husband]

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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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The Life Of Florence Nightingale, John Stuart Mill, Mona Caird, Lord Alfred Tennyson, And Bernard Shaw

- Life as a Woman in the Victorian Age During the Victorian Age, defined by the long reign of Queen Victoria from 1837-1901, was a time of industrialization in England, political unrest, and education. One subject that ties all of these topics together is women. Like in previous centuries the treatment of women is a continued discussion that carried on into and past the Victorian Age. By reading the works of Florence Nightingale, John Stuart Mill, Mona Caird, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and Bernard Shaw we can catch a glance at how society viewed women....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, John Stuart Mill]

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