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My Fair Lady Film Summary & Analysis

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Phonograph

The phonograph represents a number of things throughout the movie. In the beginning, the phonograph is the tool by which Higgins examines a number of linguistic patterns. After Eliza moves in, Higgins uses the phonograph to train her in her speech and language habits. After Eliza has learned to speak correctly, the phonograph symbolizes her freedom and independence as well as her achievement in changing her long-standing habits. Finally, in the last scene, the phonograph represents Higgins' desire to have Eliza in his life, as he listens to it after he arrives home from arguing with her.

White Dress

As Eliza goes to the races, she wears a beautiful white dress. The white symbolizes her introduction and inauguration into "polite" society. Although the introduction does not proceed perfectly because she shares too much information and returns to her Cockney accent, the white dress reminds us that she is...

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