what is the compare and contrast of the transformation of alfred doolittle into a gentleman with eliza's transfromation into a lady?

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Through her transformation, Eliza becomes much more than a lady.  When she makes a stand against Higgins's intolerable behavior, she is transformed into an independent woman that Higgins can admire.  In contrast, when Alfred Doolittle transforms into a gentleman, he becomes a victim of the "middle-class morality" that he is so detests.  He is miserable with his riches because he must adhere to a social creed that he doesn't believe in.  His transformation traps in an undesirable life; Eliza's transformation frees her from her previously undesirable life as a flower girl.

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