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Class Distinction in "Pygmalion"

Summary: Provides an analysis of class distinction in George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion." Details how Shaw demonstrates class distinction between his characters. Gives examples from the text.
In George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, class distinction is seen through means of one's social status in the society of that time. Also, one's speech and accent can place him in upper class, middle class, or lower class. Aside from that, Shaw also shows the different ways the two classes, upper and lower, run their lives. Pygmalion reflects the apparent class distinction in the society in which it was written.

One of the ways that Shaw shows class distinction is giving his characters different backgrounds and accents. For example, when Eliza came to Higgins for phonetic lessons and how to speak like a proper lady, Higgins tells her, "You are to live here for the next six months, learning how to speak beautifully, like a lady [....] At the end of six months you shall go to Buckingham Palace in a carriage, beautifully dressed. If the...

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