Like the men of The Country Wife, Mr. I believe my investments will fail and I will lose money. In the opening scene he is a spineless and resourceless lackey to his mother and sister. Students should clearly demonstrate character traits of each of these Pygmalion characters in the new characters they create. The scene ends with Higgins telling Pickering that they really have got a difficult job on their hands. Completing this plot diagram will help students with constructing their own plot diagram for the narrative they will create in the summative assessment. Summary of the Play, page 2 2.
Freddy Eynsford Hill, the son, is intrigued by Eliza and her cockney dialect. Pickering also finances Eliza's flower shop after she graduates from their finishing school game. They don't think of whether such exterior changes might involve actually changing who Eliza really is. In the final scene of 's , a statue of Queen Hermione which comes to life is revealed as Hermione herself, so bringing the play to a conclusion of reconciliations. On one hand, Pygmalion was a play intended for the upper echelons on society. The ideas, values and plotline are redefined in a new context to appeal to a different audience.
She came on board almost immediately, but her mild nervous breakdown contributed to the delay of a London production. Before students begin reading, explain that they should highlight or underline references to characters as they read and circle any unknown words. Aphrodite had given life to the statue, whose name was Galatea. The lives of a pious, upstanding man and a prostitute are considered within the context of Islam, societal expectations and norms. It is here that Eliza is selling her flowers.
The narrative must follow a plot incorporating exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Explain to students that before we do a final close reading of Pygmalion from Thomas Bulfinch we will examine an excerpt from a play called Pygmalion, this play is written by George Bernard Shaw and he named his play after the Greek mythological character Pygmalion that we have just been studying. Prior to the first close reading of Pygmalion from Thomas Bulfinch, the teacher will use the attached to show a variety of artistic representations of Pygmalion with his statue. The major theme in Pygmalion is class. She offers to pay for speaking lessons. After Professor Higgins thinks Eliza is ready to start mingling with others, he takes her to his mother's home to see how well she would do in the company of high-class people. At his prayer, Aphrodite brought the statue to life as Galatea.
As students work, the teacher should circulate and answer students' questions, spot checking student work as needed and helping students to know if they are on the right track. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical and its. Themes Social class - The basis of the play focuses on social class differences. Higgins represents Pygmalion, a Greek sculptor who lived alone because he hated women. He convinces Higgins to give him five pounds for the use of his daughter by surprising and impressing him with his unconventional, compelling morals. The play was a huge success in theater and has earned many accolades.
The purpose is to provide multiple models of characters and their traits for the students to apply to their own characters they will create in the summative assessment for this unit. Looking at benefits, she receives some beautiful clothes; 'I'm to have fashionable clothes' p. Pickering tells Higgins that if he is involved with teaching Eliza, he will feel responsible for her. Higgins rewards with a five pound note. First Close Reading of Pygmalion from Thomas Bulfinch: 1.
Literature and Links, page 8 1. Pygmalion and Galatea married and they went onto live happily ever after. Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can take a poor flower girl, Eliza Doolittle for the poor side and help her to be a society lady. Pygmalion Shaw's Pygmalion derives its name from the famous story in Ovid's Metamorphoses, where the man called Pygmalion brings a statue of a beautiful women, which he has made himself, to life. Part Four: Third Close Reading of Pygmalion from Thomas Bulfinch 1.
Eynsford-Hill and her daughter Clara. Her flowers drop into the mud of , the flowers she needs to survive in her poverty-stricken world. Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech. Self-fulfilling Prophecy A self-fulfilling prophecy or the Pygmalion effect is when current behavior is taken on because expectations of a future expectation. Explain to students that in this final close reading of Pygmalion from Thomas Bulfinch the students will be examining the characters, specifically Pygmalion and the statue for their character traits. Through Higgins' joking recommendation, Doolittle becomes a richly endowed lecturer to a moral reform society, transforming him from lowly dustman to a picture of middle class morality--he becomes miserable. Pearce, who fulfilled the traditional role of a housekeeper.