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In the Oxford dictionary the definition of change takes on a few meanings Among these change is stated as meaning To go from one phase to another or To undergo transformation or transition At the end of act IV the audience is aware of two changes in Elizas character Firstly that she has had enough of being a lady and will defy Higgins for his selfish motives and secondly that she can think for herself as an independent woman As is Elizas case in Act III to IV it is entirely obvious to the readers of her change in both persona and demeanor At the beginning of Act III Mr Higgins is seen violently entering the abode of Mrs Higgins at her at-home day Everything seems to be going well and Higgins is acting crudely but normally All goes well at the house including Elizas entrance She greets everyone with an appropriate how do you do and continues to chat about the weather patterns The conversation starts to head downhill when Mrs Eynsford-Hill mentions that there is a lot of influenza about this spring Forgetting her position and manner Eliza promptly states that her aunt died of influenza and dives even further in when she says that she believes that the woman was done in Elizas guise falters Everyone glances at each other and continues listening This is the first instance of change the audience can see in Eliza From being a fine upstanding lady who talks about the weather and the time of day she is obviously falling off the edge Everything in the conversation goes downhill from here the Eynsford-Hills and Mrs Higgins not knowing what to think Towards the end Higgins tries to explain to the others that Elizas crude speech was a new form of small talk popular in other areas of England Finally Eliza leaves and when Freddy asks if shell walk home she defends her self in desperation Walk
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