Pygmalion - Study Guide Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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It is 11:00 on the next day in Higgins's laboratory at his home. In one corner are file cabinets and a table with several instruments used for his work with speech. This includes an image of the vocal organs. A very comfortable chair and another chair flank the fireplace. A clock sits on the mantelpiece and a phonograph table with two chairs is nearby. A grand piano with its bench graces another part of this room but remnants of a previous meal sit on its keyboard. Pickering sits at the table, investigating some of Higgins's paraphernalia. Higgins is nearby.

In the morning light, Higgins presents himself as a healthy, attractive man of perhaps forty. He appears wealthy and professional. His focus is on his work, never on people and their feelings. He can be unintentionally rude and abusive in his rather excited pursuit of knowledge. Shaw compares him...

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