PYGMALION

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A little mind map of the characters and symbols of the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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chantal.mbanefo
Created by chantal.mbanefo over 5 years ago
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PYGMALION
1 LIZA
1.1 Starts as a lower class flower girl to an independent lady
1.1.1 illusion to Galactea
2 HIGGINS
2.1 Eliza changes his opinion about pretty women
2.1.1 Gains respect for Eliza
3 MRS HIGGINS/MRS PEARCE
3.1 FUNCTION
3.1.1 tell us about Liza and Higgins
3.1.2 constantly worried Higgins will say something embarrassing
3.1.3 Mrs Higgins: doesn't want Higgins around her guests
3.1.4 do not believe Eliza to be able to make it as a duchesse
4 DOOLITTLE
4.1 FUNCTION
4.1.1 represents classes– lower, undeserving and middle classes
4.1.2 symbolic character
4.1.2.1 symbolises middle class
4.1.2.1.1 brings up family; money issues; jokes about beating– violence
5 NEPOMMUCK
5.1 FUNCTION
5.1.1 Contrast with Higgins
5.1.1.1 Higgins is more "angry" and *frustrated" when speaking
5.1.2 Uses language improvement to gain money– self important
5.1.3 more of a servile / spy
5.1.3.1 Higgins is more honest/rude, not judgmental of people, though of their accents
5.1.4 reflects the saying "British people can't speak their own language"
5.1.4.1 "Only foreigners who have been thought to speak it speak it well"
5.1.4.2 She is of "royal blood"!
6 SYMBOLS
6.1 Taxis
6.1.1
6.1.2 Comfort
6.1.3 Luxury
6.1.3.1 Slippers
6.1.3.2 Chocolates
6.2 Jewelry
6.2.1 Status
6.2.2
7 EVENTS THAT RAISE TENTION
7.1 Climax
7.1.1 after party– what is to happen to Eliza now (slippers scene)
7.1.1.1 Eliza finally speaks up about what is to happen to her
7.1.2 Nepommuck's scene
7.1.3 at Mrs Higgins at-home with the Eynsford Hill
7.1.3.1 Will it end well for Eliza?
7.1.3.2 success after all– Eynesford Hills weakness, Eliza's carisma

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