Essays Tagged: "Pygmalion"

Do the texts in Richard Strauss' Don Juan and Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion present a straightforward contrast between male figures of authority and passive women?

Do the texts in Richard Strauss' Don Juan and Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion seem to present a straightforward contrast between male figures of authority and passive w ... Strauss and Bernard Shaw adapt from popular myth and legend in their work Don Juan (1888-1889) and Pygmalion (1912). Like the original, their male characters have position of dominance over the femal ... part of the man's world and can be independent of man.Shaw adapts his works from Ovid's Greek myth, Pygmalion. Like the original Pygmalion, Professor Henry Higgins is an artist of sort. His expertise ...

(8 pages) 140 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How the aspect of money has been appropriated from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, to the modern film Pretty Woman.

No matter what they say: It's all about money. Right from the start of the texts Pretty Woman and Pygmalion, the idea of money is focused upon as one of the central elements, and assists in creating ... minant of social class, as well as a symbol of power and authority. The professions of Higgins from Pygmalion and Edward from Pretty Woman can both be associated with the "higher-class" individuals in ...

(3 pages) 58 0 2.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Pygmalion and Equality

Shaw's play, Pygmalion, demonstrates the belief that all people are created equal and all have equal ability and ... ystem itself.In conclusion, it is evident that the ridicule of the Victorian class system in Shaw's Pygmalion demonstrates a belief in the equality of all people, a belief that is rooted in Shaw's soc ...

(4 pages) 76 1 2.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Pygmalion

Pygmalion was, in Greek legend, the King of Cyprus who fell in love with a beautiful ivory statue, G ... im the goddess Aphrodite blew life into the statue and made it come alive as a beautiful woman. The Pygmalion story written by George Bernard Shaw derives from the famous myth by Ovid's Metamorphoses, ... story written by George Bernard Shaw derives from the famous myth by Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion, disgusted by the loose and shameful lives of the women of his era, decides to live alone ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analysis of What a Girl Wants

The movie What A Girl Wants could be said to be a modern take on Pygmalion. It focuses mainly on the relationship of Daphne Reynolds and her parents. Because Daphne' ...

(5 pages) 60 1 3.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Pygmalion - Higgins' Philosophy

Pygmalion - Higgins' PhilosophyProfessor Higgins is seen throughout Pygmalion as a very rude man. Wh ... aven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another. -Higgins, Act V Pygmalion. Higgins presents this theory to Eliza, in hope of justifying his treatment of her. This t ... osophy, there is one major flaw. Higgins never respects Eliza, no matter who is around. In Act V of Pygmalion, Eliza confronts him about his manner towards her. "He (Pickering) treats a flower girl as ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Pygmalion by George Shaw

Pygmalion by George ShawShaw "the second greatest English playwright, behind only Shakespeare"Title- ... George ShawShaw "the second greatest English playwright, behind only Shakespeare"Title- Shaw called Pygmalion a potboiler and subtitled it "A Romance." Thus the play's main thematic concern is romanti ... nry Higgins transforms a common flower girl into a graceful lady, like the legendary Greek sculptor Pygmalion carved an exquisite female statue out of a shapeless piece of ivory.Preface- Of all of Sha ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Contextual aspects of Edwardian England and Shaw's personal context

The content present in Shaw's "Pygmalion", thoroughly reflects the aspects of Edwardian England. Shaw made this issue one of the th ... c stress.In addition, education was also a distinct marker between the social classes that exist in Pygmalion. We see that Freddy Eynsford-Hill has the ability to read and write, something which Eliza ... stianity. Women were given full equality in worship. The Christian attitudes are present in Shaw's "Pygmalion", making it relevant to the period in which it was written.Shaw was a prominent member of ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the ways in which your chosen texts (Shaw's "Pygmalion" and Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea") exploit the traditions and conventions of their genre both formally and in terms of content.

I have chosen to base my answer to this question on "Wide Sargasso Sea" by JeanRhys and "Pygmalion" by G.B Shaw. Both authors were aware of the traditions andconventions that governed liter ... h theywere written in different literary era's, similarities can be drawn between thesetexts.Shaw's Pygmalion is titled 'A Romance in Five Acts.' This play is hardly yourtypical romance, there's no lo ... ind this play can be found in 'Ovid's Metamorphoses'a 'collection of myths,' and tells the story of Pygmalion, a sculpture, who'scornful of women falls, in love with his perfect statue,' Venus answers ...

(7 pages) 205 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The values inherent in Bernard Shaw's popular play "Pygmalion" and the acclaimed movie "Pretty Woman" portray a close relationship to the cultures of the time periods in which they were composed.

od, will have different perspectives of values. The values inherent in Bernard Shaw's popular play "Pygmalion" and the acclaimed movie "Pretty Woman" portray a close relationship to the cultures of th ... he female characters are limited by stereotyping through the expectations of a Victorian England in Pygmalion however this value is has been somewhat transformed to depict more equal roles in society ...

(4 pages) 48 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Evaluation of the text- "Pygmalion"

1.1 Personal critiquePygmalion" describes the story of a common flower girl, who is taught a correct pronunciation and wi ... he story is build, is a critic of society in the 19th century but which is still relevant for today.Pygmalion is the description of a class-ridden society and how the class barriers can be overcome in ... is myth, as already described, the creator and his creation fall in love and he marries her, but in Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, the end is left open so that I had to think about the question whether th ...

(3 pages) 28 0 1.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Pygmalion" and "Wide Sargasso Sea" essentially project a patriarchal society, where the female succumbs and the male prevails" Do you agree with this statement?

The play, "Pygmalion" and the novel "Wide Sargasso Sea" are texts distinct in genre types but both exhibiting f ... ieved her goal when the flowershop opened by her husband and her was a success. (Shaw, p.129,147)In Pygmalion, the female characters are mostly independent from men as seen in Mrs Higgins and Eliza. M ... the novel portrays the same idea for its main characters. The characters here are more complex than Pygmalion's. This novel is a provocation of not just gender, but also race, identity and imperialism ...

(8 pages) 84 0 4.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Choose at least two scenes from the play, and explain how they illustrate how Rita changes as the play progresses.

al moments in British history for women and their access to continue learning after leaving school.'Pygmalion' is a Greek myth and play. The character Pygmalion is a sculptor who falls in love with a ... made. He prays to Venus to bring the statue to life, she takes pity on him and does as he wishes. 'Pygmalion' relates to 'Educating Rita' because both Frank and Pygmalion create something that's not ...

(6 pages) 35 1 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Alfred Doolittle’s Lower Class Representation In Pygmalion

Alfred Doolittle's Lower Class Representation in Pygmalion Realist author George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion challenges England's upper class t ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Character Essay On Eliza, Pygmalion

A Character Essay on Eliza: Pygmalion The story of Pygmalion is based on a classical myth, and Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion plays on ... uage"¦they spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like' He used Pygmalion, and the other plays he wrote, to spell words how they were pronounced, not how the Englis ... ong as they were convincing enough. We can learn many morals and views belonging to Shaw by reading Pygmalion, which I think was a main reason for him writing this play.It is easy to see that Eliza ha ...

(19 pages) 29 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Importance Of Education On The Play Pygmalion

of the status it gives to them, and best of all, dress, talk, and look good to others. On the play Pygmalion, the issue of the importance of education in a person is presented in some, if not in all, ... and try to live by the old saying " Do Not Judge a Book By It's Cover." Quotes from the play "Pygmalion"

(5 pages) 9 0 3.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Eliza Does Change

In "Pygmalion" by Shaw, Eliza does change in the play. Eliza 's view of marriage changes from the beginn ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Transformation Of Pygmalion And Bridget Jones Diary

reception of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones Diary. Its also interesting to note how Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion followed the same attitudes as Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones Diary.In Jane Austen' ... mes in pride and prejudice more relatable and associable to the 21st century audience.The themes in Pygmalion are similar to the ideas of Bridget Jones' Diary. In Pygmalion we see that although Eliza' ...

(3 pages) 1319 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Giver- Book Report

Pygmalion was about 2 gentlemen trying to turn a poor flower into a beautiful young lady. The main c ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gods

Midas,Pandora, and Pygmalion Midas was a king that loved gold. He loved it so much that whenever someone else had it he ... phrodite and make him marry one of their maidens. She agreed to go through with it, when she got to Pygmalion, she told him that she had been asked to marry him off and if he had any preferences. He a ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers