Pygmalion

1. Self-respect has caused Eliza to grow and develop her spirit, while Alfred Dolittle says that "respectability has broke all the spirit" out of his soon to-be wife. What is difference between self-respect and respectability?

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2. Why does Eliza compare Higgins with her father?

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Eliza's new found self-respect has made her bolder and given her confidence. Self-respect is individual, and in Eliza's case we see her become proud of herself and her accomplishments. Thus, she sees herself in a whole new light and acts accordingly.....

One the other hand, respectability has to do with acceptance. Eliza wanted to be a lady, and she became one. She learned to be proper and because she did it so well..... was socially accepted. Her refinement, manners, and proper behavior put off Doolittle a bit because in the journey from flower girl to duchess, the spitfire (spirit) disappeared. He missed what she'd been.....

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2. Why does Eliza compare Higgins with her father?

Eliza compares Higgins with her father because each of them is more concerned with what they can take from her than what she can give them.