Day 2

Pygmalion Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Henry Higgins believe that Eliza is doing so well with her lessons? What does this say about the difference in speech between the classes, and what does it say about her transformation?

    All students should identify that Henry Higgins believes Eliza is doing well because she has a good ear, but also mainly because for her, the experience is as if she is learning a new language. This illustrates the extent of the gulf between the English spoken on Drury Lane and that which is spoken on Wimpole Street: the sounds, grammar, and vocabulary are so entirely different from one another that it is as if they are two entirely separate languages. Eliza therefore demonstrates...

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