What is the main topic and idea in Pygmalion Play?
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Shaw's main idea in writing the play was to expose hypocrisies surrounding marriage, language, and convention. Shaw's preoccupation with language in this play may also have had something to do with the fact that the most frequent criticism of his earlier plays was that his characters engaged in witty banter that lacked depth. By making language the center of this play, Shaw highlights the significance of something that his critics, despite their criticisms, were tending to downplay.
Another main idea was to challenge the idea of beauty...... the class system bases the definition of beauty solely on the class one is born into. Higgins challenges that ideal in his grooming of Eliza..... and of course, wins the challenge.