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In the two stories Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw and the myth Pygmalion by Ovid there are similarities and differences which makes one story reminiscent of another and yet unique enough to set them apart from each other The element of metamorphasis is evident in both stories Both of the changes are considered to be for the better and yet in order to fully comprehend what is going on in the two plots it is necessary to analyze the motives for these changes One difference in each of these stories is that Eliza was not very beautiful in the begining of the story The statue was beautiful That is the whole reason why Pygmalion fell in love with her At first with Eliza there were not any good intentions when transforming her into a duchess Later on everyone grew a lot more respect for her When they first found her she was looked at as an annoyance but then she quickly learned and changed With the transformation of the statue Pygmalion loved her even before she turned human Pygmalions will was good One thing that both stories have in common are that they both deal with a transformation of a person These changes were both for the good of the person one could say In one story Eliza turns from a poor flower girl into a very self conifdent lady In the other story a statue loved by Pygmalion turns into a real woman The statue used to be a lifeless being just like Eliza was with her life Eliza was not making any real progress She was not really going anywhere with her life Then everything changed for her Its like it was a flower
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