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In 20th century English culture speech and choice of words were a decisive factor in ones social standing The book Pygmalion illsturates this point by the speech and nature of the two main charaters Mr Higgins and Eliza Pygmalions satirical viewpoint of social classes is played through the slow movement of Eliza from a simple flower girl to a woman of class and stature The speech and word choice in Pygmalion play a large role in the plot movement of the play When Eliza goes to Mr Higgins for speech lessons he regards her as a common begger or a person of a lower social class because of her speech and word choice Liza - But I aint got sixty pounds Oh- Mrs Pearce Dont cry you silly girl Sit down Nobody is going to touch your money Higgins Somebody is going to touch you with a broomstick if you dont stop snivelling Sit downShaw 30 Higgins though regarded as a person of a high social class shows direct change from normal High Class speech and word choice by publicly insulting Liza and not caring about her as a person nor as a human As the play progresses Higgins almost goes through a reversal of High class maners As Liza becomes more cultured Higgins uses more vulgar and more damaging language to all the other charaters in the play LizaTo Pickering I should like you to call me Eliza now if you would Pickering Thank you Eliza of course Liza And I should like Professor Higgins to call me Miss Doolittle Higgins Ill see you damned firstShaw 100 So as we can see from Higgins response he has lost his high class manners and is much more shrewed and ill-tempered than he lets on thus showing that a person of a high social class cannot always act as a person of a higher class should or would under normal cirumstances In conclusion Higgins and Liza
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