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in G.B.Shaw's Pygmalion, in waht sense is Eliza a new person after she learns to speak...

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kindyc | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 28, 2011 at 4:32 PM via web

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in G.B.Shaw's Pygmalion, in waht sense is Eliza a new person after she learns to speak differently?

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jmqualls | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted July 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM (Answer #1)

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Her goal in life was "to own a flower shop like a lady."  By learning to speak properly, it transforms her self-esteem and builds her self-confidence.  She no longer sees herself as a poor flower girl from Covent Gardens, but now she sees herself as "a lady" and an equal to other ladies like Freddie's mother and sister.  It did not transform her situation, but her perception of what she could become.

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