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Pygmalion Act 1 and 2
Terms in this set (27)
What purpose does the rain shower serve?
brings the rich and poor together in the same place
The note take is assumed to be of what profession? What actually is his profession?
policeman, professor of phonics
What does the note taker say aobut a "woman who utters such depressing and disgusting sounds"?
they have no right to be anywhere or even be alive
The note take brags about what he could do for the flower girl within three montsh. What does he claim?
A duchess at an ambassador's garden party, a lady's maid, or a shop assistant
Who takes the cab Freddy brings? Why?
the flower girl, she can afford it and it's a big deal
What do Higgins and Pickering have in common?
they studied speech
When Higgins recognizes the flower girl, what is his reaction?
he wants her to be gone
What does Eliza Doolittle want?
language lessons in order to become a lady in a flower shop
Even after he agrees to teach her, what is Higgins' attitude towards Eliza?
treats her as inferior (Pickering treats her courteously)
Describe Mrs. Pearce's role.
she's a mediator; treats Higgins like a child
Eliza determines to leave rather than to be further insulted. How does Higgins persuade her to stay?
persuades her with chocolate and the promise of taxis
Mrs. Pearce makes some suggestions to Higgins. What are they?
she suggests a change in language, eating habits manners, and personal cleanliness
Why did Alfred Doolittle come to see Professor Higgins?
he comes to see the professor for more money, originally to blackmail them but he really doesn't care
Doolittle says, "I'm underserving, and I mean to go on being undeserving." Why does he not want to better himself?
he likes not having responsibility, he likes where he is and having middle class morality
Why does Doolittle want only five pounds instead of the ten he is offered?
10 pounds would make him feel like he has to do something responsible with it
Who are Mrs. and Miss Eynsford Hill?
the women in the rainstorm - Freddy's mom and sister
Henry says, "We want two or three people. You'll do as well as anybody else." What does the fact that he says that tell us?
he doesn't care about people's feelings and he doesn't care about how his words affect people
What does Liza do wrong at Mrs. Higgins' home?
the topics are inappropriate
What does Clara think of Eliza?
she's someone that she wants to be like, thinks she's "in"
Is Eliza successful at the ambassador's reception?
yes, she gets passed off as a duchess
Why did Eliza throw Higgins' slippers at him?
they take credit for what she's done and they treat her like she's nothing
What is Higgins' advice to Liza when he realizes she is upset (although he cannot understand why she is upset)?
to to sleep, have a good cry then in the morning she will be okay
Why does Liza wish Higgins had left her where he had found her?
she was used to independence and she was happier before she was a lady, she doesn't want to marry someone for the money
Why is Henry Higgins concerned about Liza being gone?
she has become his assistant - helps him around the house
Why is Alfred Doolittle upset?
he now has to have middle class morality, with more money comes more responsibility
Higgins says, "She behaved in the most outrageous way. I never gave her the slightest provocation." Is he lying or not?
no, but he ignored her and that's why she's upset with him
What becomes of Eliza?
she marries Freddy and takes care of him, owns a flower shop, works with Pickering and Higgins
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