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  • The Analysis of the Transformation of Eliza

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    The play "Pygmalion" describes the process of the transformation of Eliza, who appears in three images in the story: Eliza begins as a flower girl, then she transforms into a lady with noble accent and in good manners, then an independent woman with self-respect and dignity. By naming his drama "Pygmalion," Shaw reminds people of the ancient Pygmalion Myth. Pygmalion, a sculptor, makes a beautiful statue and falls in love with his own creation. He prays that life may be granted to it. The gods

  • Changes in Eliza in Pygmalion

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    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

  • A New Perception of Eliza

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    New Perception of Eliza From times to times, back in the old days, women were seen as powerless and non-respected figures in the society where authorities and prestige were dominated by men. Glimpses of gender inequality during the early 20th century in London were introduced through Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The story revolves around Henry Higgins, a renowned professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can successfully transform Eliza Doolittle into a

  • Eliza Dolittle Change In Pygmalion

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    The Primary Ways in Which Eliza Doolittle Changes In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Henry Higgins, an expert in phonetics, makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he will be able to change Eliza Doolittle from a poor, uneducated Cockney flower girl into an eloquent duchess in just six months. It is stated that Higgins wins the bet if Eliza can pass off as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party. In the end, Eliza’s training is successful, for everyone at the party believes that she

  • Elizabeth Stanton and Eliza Farnham

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    representation in legislation. The Seneca Falls Conference and the Declaration of Sentiments was just the beginning of a public fight for women’s equality and rights. Even before this event, the struggles of women in society were surfacing in the media. Eliza Farnham, a married woman in Illinois during the late 1830s, expressed the differing views between men and women on the proper relations between a husband and wife. While Farnham viewed a wife as being “a pleasant face to meet you when you go home from

  • Eliza as a Strong, Assertive Woman in Pygmalion

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    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

  • Stratagem In Eliza Haywood's 'Fantomina'

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    Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina focuses on an unnamed woman who seduces Beauplaisir several times, using stratagems that on first glance consist of wearing disguises and taking on a new identity. I argue that each of the heroine’s stratagems go beyond simply allowing her to pretend to be something other than she is by giving her agency when it comes to romance and letting her pursue her sexual desires in a time where honor means everything. However, her stratagems are so successful in playing on the perceptions

  • Analysis Of Eliza Gamble's Descent Of Man

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    Male supremacy was a hallmark of western society during the late nineteenth and twentieth century. For much of the Victorian Era, intellectual progress was dedicated towards the justification of the white man’s supremacy. Evolution, imperialism, and social hierarchy were all examined under the lens of already existing societal norms. While revolutionary in its concept, Charles Darwin’s explanation of evolution and the dichotomy of the sexes fit within the overarching notions on man in British Empire

  • Consequences Of Childhood In Eliza Flynn's 'The Sisters'

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    The first three stories, the stories of childhood, depict a series of initiations as a result of which innocent youths come into contact with the decadence of their world. “The Sisters” focuses on the death of Father Flynn, an elderly Catholic priest to whom the story’s young narrator had been devoted. Despite the priest’s old age and virtual incapacity, the boy was clearly very fond of him as he described what the priest had done for him: “He had told me stories about the catacombs and about Napoleon

  • The Ways Eliza Changes Over the Course of the Play

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