Day 4

Pygmalion Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Under what circumstances does Pygmalion begin crafting his great work? What do you think this says about his point of view and motivation?

    Students should quickly note that Pygmalion begins sculpting after he has decided to live as a bachelor. Students should also observe that he makes this decision because he disproves of the flaws that he finds in the women surrounding him. Students may conclude that although the myth does not admit it, it could be inferred that Pygmalion at least subconsciously goes into his bachelor life with the intention of creating a woman who he could love—who he thinks is good enough. This is an adequate answer to the second part of the question,...

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