Eliza is still reluctant to go back to Higgins' house. He is very boisterous which means loud. Pearce to wash Eliza and dress her in new clothes, though Eliza protests.
The bystander is shocked that the man knows where he's from. Higgins doesn't think she can afford to pay him, and scoffs rudely at her. Higgins, who has been hiding Eliza upstairs all along, chides the two of them for playing with the girl's affections.
Higgins suggests she get married, maybe even to Pickering. A crude barroom entertainer Joan Collins is taught to behave like a lady. Active Themes The flower-girl says that she'll tell the mother in exchange for some money.
She begins conversing quite adeptly, but as she becomes more Pygmalion summery in the conversation she slips back into some of her lower-class speech patterns. He thanks God that the experiment is over.
Active Themes Some of the bystanders think the man is a policeman and tell him not to worry about the flower-girl. Eliza comes down—turns out she was upstairs the whole time—and proceeds to ignore Higgins.
Campbell as Eliza and Tree as Higgins, running for performances. Eliza says no way, and threatens to marry Freddy, or maybe even go into competition with him as a speech teacher.
Higgins passes off her remarks as "the new small talk", and Freddy is enraptured. She smiles, delighted to have made him so angry. Higgins tells her about Eliza and says that he wants Eliza to sit with Mrs.
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He also shows this character trait when he is talking to Eliza at the end of the play, when he shows that he actually does have feelings for her, she tells him that she loves Freddy and he loves her very much in return. Henry was could be called eccentric as well because he looked and acted a little odd at times.
He says that he hasn't seen his daughter in months, but learned of her whereabouts from the taxi driver who brought her to the house. Doolittle leaves, he runs into Eliza, who has washed and changed into new clothes.
A group of people are sheltering from the rain. She then says that if she can't have kindness from him, she will have her independence.
Patrick Campbell as Eliza and the happy if "unconventional" ending.Summary. Two old gentlemen meet in the rain one night at Covent Garden. Professor Higgins is a scientist of phonetics, and Colonel Pickering is a linguist of Indian dialects. One rainy night in Covent Garden, London, a crowd of people from various social classes all seek shelter under the same church portico.
A wealthy mother (later revealed to be Mrs. Eynsford Hill) waits exasperatedly with her daughter Clara for her son Freddy to find a taxi.
Freddy enters, unable to. Pygmalion is a legendary figure of Cyprus. Though Pygmalion is the Greek version of the Phoenician royal name Pumayyaton,[notes 1] he is most familiar from Ovid's narrative poem Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved.
Pygmalion study guide contains a biography of George Bernard Shaw, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Pygmalion therefore tries to illustrate the arbitrariness of basing a person’s worth on his or her pronunciation. The phonetics professor Henry Higgins is an expert in dialects and accents.
Dec 09, · A (extremely entertaining) five minute show of the plot of Shaw's pygmalion and it's origins (from some greek myth). All the background music is from Zelda!