Pygmalion Characters

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Clara

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Alfred Doolittle

Alfred is Liza's father, whom Shaw describes as "an elderly but vigorous dustman. ... He has well marked and rather interesting features, and seems equally free from fear or conscience. He has a remarkably expressive voice, the result of a habit of giving vent to his feelings without reserve." Doolittle describes himself as the "undeserving poor," who need just as much as the deserving but never get anything because of the disapproval of middle-class morality. Nevertheless, he is a skilled moocher who is capable of finessing loans from the most miserly of people. He is miserable when he comes into money during the course of the play, however, because people then come with hopes of borrowing money.

Miss Doolittle

See Eliza Doolittle

Henry Higgins

Henry Higgins is an expert in phonetics and the author of "Higgins's Universal Alphabet." Shaw describes him as...

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