Pygmalion - Study Guide Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Shaw concludes his work in his "Epilogue." He tells what happens after Doolittle's wedding. He states that it is likely that the heroine of the romance would marry the hero, but this would not be in keeping with the characterizations. That Liza is remade is plausible, but that she would marry Higgins is unthinkable. Anyone with any knowledge of human nature and women know this to be the case.

When Liza told Higgins that she would not marry him, she was not baiting him; she meant it after careful thought. She knew Higgins was unfit to marry: only a woman in need of financial security and threatened by age would marry this confirmed old bachelor. Eliza, being young and perhaps idealistic, saw more choices. She did want a man too close to his mother, who set quite a high standard. Even if Mrs. Higgins were...

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