Women in B.Shaw's "Pygmalion"
The romance in five acts Pygmalion, which is written by George Bernard Shaw, catches reader’s eye from the very beginning with its interesting and tasteful content and extraordinary ideas. The presentation and exposure of information about main characters is as tasteful and interesting as the content. Logically, one of the romances main characters Eliza have been depicted as a controversial personality, moreover, a controversial woman, which can be rude and brutal in one moment, while being a nice and polite young lady in the other. This, however, can be easily seen in Eliza’s relationship with men – Higgins, Pickering and Freddy.
First of all, we can easily see the childish impulsiveness of Eliza in the moment when she enters Higgins house to ask for private tuition. On one hand she is really willing to learn all necessary things to become a real and honorable lady, but, on the other hand, she is afraid of obstacles that she might have to face while studying. And, as Nietzsche said, man has to encourage woman, if it is really important and necessary, using force and fear if it is not possible to persuade her in any way. In this case Higgins was the one who persuaded Eliza that she must stay to obtain higher place in society. …
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