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An Analysis of Class and Gender Conflict in Pygmalion

Summary: Presents that Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion explicitly comments on issues of class and gender. Analyzes Shaw's use of language and symbolism to achieve that goal.
"Pygmalion is a serious analysis of class and gender conflict."

Bernard Shaw's play, entitled Pygmalion, transcends the nature of drama as a medium to be utilised for sheer entertainment value. Shaw's play powerfully comments on the capacity for the individual to overcome the boundaries established by systems of class and gender. Dominant assumptions and expectations, may essentially prevent an individual from becoming socially mobile within a seemingly rigid hierarchical social structure. However, Liza, the protagonist utilises language as the tool which enables the her to escape the confines of the lower class and to be regarded as a human of a certain degree of worth within society. As Liza transforms from flower girl to duchess, the audience is witness to the many ways that an individual can be dehumanised through the socialisation process. Issues of both class and gender arise from...

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