Pygmalion - Study Guide Act 4 Summary & Analysis

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Eliza, Higgins and Pickering have obviously returned from an evening of social significance. Eliza is dressed elegantly, as are the gentlemen, but "her expression is almost tragic." Pickering admits to being a little drunk, and leaves to get the mail. Higgins inquires as to where his slippers are, and Liza dutifully gets them for him. Higgins does not even notice this act of kindness and suddenly realizes where his slippers are, as if they had been there all along.

As soon as he returns with the mail, Pickering wants to go to bed after this night of garden party, dinner party and opera. It is the final trial for Eliza and the men are gloating. Higgins's response to their victory is "'Thank God it's over!'" The two men discuss how the evening went, and Higgins laments the fact that he had to...

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