Pygmalion script act 2. SparkNotes: Pygmalion: Act II 2019-01-08

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw: Act II

pygmalion script act 2

Higgins is not perturbed and has the man sent for. Youve got to learn to behave like a duchess. I put it to you. As a daughter shes not worth her keep; and so I tell you straight. May I ask, sir, do you do this for your living at a music hall? I want to know on what terms the girl is to be here. I want to talk like a lady.

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Act II. Shaw, Bernard. 1916. Pygmalion

pygmalion script act 2

Exclamations ofYit knows all about it. She knows no better: she learnt it at her mother's knee. Whether he is or not, I'm afraid we shall have some trouble with him. Well, whats a five pound note to you? Pearce opens the door and awaits orders. This is a plant--a plot to extort money by threats.

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Pygmalion Act 2 Quotes Page 2

pygmalion script act 2

Now T know why ladies is so clean. Pearce: this is Eliza's father. Ring up Whiteley or somebody for new ones. The new things have come for you to try on. You give me what I ask you, Governor: not a penny more, and not a penny less. Theres no right or wrong in it. Analysis Despite the somewhat pathetic figure that she cuts initially, Liza's goal is admirable.

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Act I. Shaw, Bernard. 1916. Pygmalion

pygmalion script act 2

It's for you to say. I got to buy her clothes something sinful. Don't cry, you silly girl. I rather fancied myself because I can pronounce twenty-four distinct vowel sounds; but your hundred and thirty beat me. The daughter has acquired a gay air of being very much at home in society : the bravado of genteel poverty.

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Pygmalion E

pygmalion script act 2

Pearce takes her upstairs for a bath. Higgins is frustrated because he has already recorded her accent, and tells her to leave. He will thus be able to show Pickering how he makes records, using various pieces of his equipment that he has been demonstrating. I got to buy her clothes something sinful. Well, sir, she says youll be glad to see her when you know what shes come about. Ive half solved it already. Whether he is or not, I'm afraid we shall have some trouble with him.

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Act II

pygmalion script act 2

Will you take advantage of a man's nature to do him out of the price of his own daughter what hes brought up and fed and clothed by the sweat of his brow until shes growed big enough to be interesting to you two gentlemen? I didnt think it made any difference now. You see, Ive got her pronunciation all right ; but you have to consider not only how a girl pronounces, but what she pronounces; and thats where — They are interrupted by the parlor-maid, announcing guests. Higgins calculates that Eliza's offer is a certain proportion of her daily income, and therefore represents, for her, a large payment. I'm not the man to stand in my girl's light. The original Pygmalion theme is now fully introduced. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time.

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Pygmalion

pygmalion script act 2

Ive nothing smaller than six- pence. If you dont youll be sorry for it after. You can wait in the kitchen. Oh no, sir : a gentleman. You shall live on them. Take her away at once. I tell you theyre all engaged.


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Pygmalion Act II Summary and Analysis

pygmalion script act 2

How much do you propose to pay me for the lessons? The floor is yours, Mr. I aint dirty : I washed my face and hands afore I come, I did. Time enough to think of the future when you havnt any future to think of. You have no more sense, either of you, than two children. You mustnt talk like that to her. As the girl very properly says, Garn! GradeSaver, 17 June 2006 Web. And to pay for em too : make no mistake.

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