The Importance Of Education On The Play Pygmalion

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Throughout times, it has been well known that people can have a better live if they are educated. This because with education they can get good jobs, be well seen in under the eyes of society because 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, characters. The three main characters where the education is well presented, and in three different perspectives, are on Higgins, Pickering, and the main character, Eliza Doolittle.

Higgins is an specialist on his subject: phonetics. He has dedicated his life to work on his subject to a point where his job is also his hobby. He has a good position in live. He has a good house and servants. He speaks extremely well, but there is a big problem with the way he talks, this problem is that he swears every time he opens his mouth.

The way he looks, always wearing a suit, suggests that he is well-educated, but is contradictory to the way he acts. These reestablishes that the way a person looks, not always tells how the person is.

Higgins. Well, here we are, anyhow! ( he sits down on the ottoman next to Mrs. Eynsford Hill, on her left ) And now, what the devil are we going to talk about until Eliza comes? Mrs. Higgins. Henry: you are the life and soul of the Royal Society's soireés; but really you're rather trying on more common-place occasions.

Higgins. Am I? Very sorry. ( Beaming suddenly ) I suppose I am, you know. ( Uproariously ) Ha, ha! Miss. Eynsfrod Hill. ( who considers Higgins quite eligible matrimonially) I sympathize.