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- Print Length: 146 pages
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- Publication Date: May 11, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082QHHGO
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The story of Eliza and Higgins is not one of love, except the kind of love one feels for their fellows. They are not meant to end up together as Shaw states in the closing essay included in the book. This serves to further show the distinction between the classes and the camaraderie of Higgins and Eliza.
He's content (to an extent) with his lot in life - as it means he isn't inflicted with the chains that bind the Middle-class (possessions and people are burdensome you see). Hence middle class morality doesn't extend to his lifestyle (when we first meet him that is).
A few quotes of Mr Doolittle:
DOOLITTLE [to Pickering] I thank you, Governor. [To Higgins, who takes refuge on the piano bench, a little overwhelmed by the proximity of his visitor; for Doolittle has a professional flavor of dust about him]. Well, the truth is, I've taken a sort of fancy to you, Governor; and if you want the girl, I'm not so set on having her back home again but what I might be open to an arrangement. Regarded in the light of a young woman, she's a fine handsome girl. As a daughter she's not worth her keep; and so I tell you straight. All I ask is my rights as a father; and you're the last man alive to expect me to let her go for nothing; for I can see you're one of the straight sort, Governor. Well, what's a five pound note to you? And what's Eliza to me? [He returns to his chair and sits down judicially].
DOOLITTLE. Don't say that, Governor. Don't look at it that way. What am I, Governors both? I ask you, what am I? I'm one of the undeserving poor: that's what I am. Think of what that means to a man. It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time. If there's anything going, and I put in for a bit of it, it's always the same story: "You're undeserving; so you can't have it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book ends with a narrative that is not very satisfying. The story is more complete in the beginning.Published 14 days ago by fisherew
What can I say. A story that does not have a predictable ending. Eliza stays with the foolish young man rather than with the professor. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Helen Zich
Read this at last and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have no idea why I've been putting it off for so long.Published 23 days ago by Rick Yvanovich
A classical book. A good view from the distinction between class and language in Europe in the beginning of the XIX.Published 2 months ago by Gleicienne
I really love My Fair Lady so It was lots of fun reading the original play that was the inspiration.Published 2 months ago by David Stewart
The download was easy and book is helpful in class assignmentsPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A playful look at the facade of social standing and how easily people who use it as a means to separate or advance themselves are imprisoned by the very notion they think will... Read morePublished 3 months ago by NORBIUS
Wonderful....a good synopsis, critique of original Shaw thoughts and intentions...on back pages. Very educational!Published 4 months ago by Julia Stephens