Shaw goes to great lengths to describe Mrs. Higgins’s drawing room. Based on this description, compare Mrs. Higgins with her son. Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion 19

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Mrs. Higgins loves nice things and her place in society. She also chides her son for showing up unexpectedly, as it's her day to entertain. Thus, we can surmise that he makes her a bit uncomfortable with company.