Various features of Mr. Higgins in act 1?


Character sketch mention in Act 1 only

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Higgins shows himself in the first act to be "intense," "insensitive" to the needs of others, and somewhat self-centered, interested only in the work he does. When he takes down Eliza's speech, he does it to further his study of dialects; he meets Colonel Pickering and invites him to stay at 27A Wimpole Street so they can collaborate on more study of dialects. He cares little for Liza's poverty, uses her only as an interesting experiment, and agrees to buy her from her father only when it will further his wants and desires.