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In Act 3 we learned a lot more about the character and philosophy of Alfred Doolittle He is strangely individualistic personally and very eloquent He is representative of the social class of the undeserving poor which means that he is not entitled to receive financial support from the government since he is physically able to work He lives only for the moment from day to day The money he gets he wastes on intoxicating himself and he has no intentions of taking any serious responsibilities for himself or for his daughterFurther on in Act 5 Mr Doolittle appears at the house of Professor Higgins and angrily accuses Higgins of making him into a middle-class gentleman against his will Higgins has said that Alfred Doolittle was the most original moralist in present day England He has written a note to Mr Wannafeller a rich American and told him that Wannafeller died and left Dolittle a share worth a thousand dollars a year on condition that hed lecture for his Wannafeller Moral reform World League ax often as theyd ask him possibly up to 6 times a year Doolittle doesnt mind the lectures but he hates becoming one of the working class because now hes earning a living middle class morality He sees now that he has to taken added responsible onto him He could have turned down the offer but was intimidated As a result he needs Higgins to teach him to speak proper English He doesnt like it at all and blames Higgins for it By virtue of his newfound morality he must marry the woman with whom he has been living for yearsEliza angers Higgins by telling Colonel Pickering that his gentlemanly manners have meant more to her than Higgings teaching She says that the difference between a lady and a flower girl isnt the way in which she behaves but how she is treated She knows that Pickering will always treat her as
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