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Title Comparative essay on G B Shaws Pygmalion and the film My fair lady Word Count 946 words Comparative essay on G B Shaws Pygmalion and the film My fair lady Comparative essay on G B Shaw s Pygmalion and the film My fair lady Shaw wrote his play Pygmalion in 1913 while My fair lady the cinema adaptation was filmed in 1964 Although the basic line of events remained the same there are a number of differences that can be observed between the two works The play takes place in London sometime around 1900 The main characters are introduced in the starting scene Eliza the poor flower girl Mrs Eynsford Hill with his son Freddy Mr Henry Higgins a professor of phonetics and Colonel Pickering another fan of linguistics all meet in front of St Pauls cathedral driven there for shelter from the rain It turns out that Pickering and Higgins are looking forward to get to know each other for a long time and now the professor invites the colonel to live with him The plot then continues with the flower girl turning up at their home the next day asking the Higgins to teach her proper English talk The two consider it a good opportunity to have fun and decide to make a bet on whether Eliza can be passed off as a duchess in 6 months or not So she stays and gradually not without difficulties gets used to live and speak like a lady During their first attempt at Higgins mothers at-home Eliza proves to be still unprepared her speech is already presentable but her manners are not However the next time at an ambassadors party she plays her role so well that a foreign linguist believes her to be a Hungarian princess Now everyone shall be happy but as soon as they get home from the party all of her grieve bursts out of Eliza
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