Pygmalion: Colonel Pickering Essay
The play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is about how a poor simple woman is taught how to become an elegant flower girl by professor Higgins and Colonel Pickering. How come that although Mr Higgins and Colonel Pickering treat Eliza in totally different ways, they still treat her the same? Hopefully this essay will give you the answer to that question. The essay will tell you how they treat various characters in the play, and then compare this to each other.
One of the very first things Mr Higgins calls Eliza is "you silly girl (p11)", and proceeds to tell her only a few moments later "Oh, shut up, shut up. (p11)" This of course is very rude and he shows no respect …show more content…
We have now concluded that Pickering and Mr Higgins treat people very different from each other. But even though they treat people different they still treat them the same, they do this by giving each person the same respect as the next. In other word they treat every body as equals, although they treat them as equals in different ways. There are a few good examples of this in the final act of the play. "He treats a flower girl as if she was a duchess (p97)" says Eliza about Pickering, Higgins answers back with "And I treat a