Bernard Berenson

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  • Pygmalion And My Fair Lady Analysis

    Stephen King once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” Stephen King’s quote about the difference between books and movies exemplifies the contrast between the play, Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, and the movie adaptation, My Fair Lady. Although both highlight the importance of phonetics and the teacher-student relationship that Henry and Eliza share, the alterations of the characters in the movie make it highly unrealistic. Henry…

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  • Change In Pygmalion, By George Bernard Shaw

    The people of the earth go through changes all of the time, whether the person being a real person or if it being a character in a video game, television show, or even in a book. In books, most characters experience some kind of change. In George Bernard Shaw’s book Pygmalion the main character Eliza Doolittle experiences many different changes, presented by the themes of the book. The three main themes Eliza Doolittle experiences are, class separation, transformation, and as well as the…

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  • The Shaw Festival Alice In Wonderland Analysis

    An Analysis The History of Shaw: The Shaw Festival, created in 1962, is a defining attribute of the Canadian theatre scene. Founded by Torontonian lawyer Brian Doherty, a mere twelve years following the death of the festival’s name sake, George Bernard Shaw, the festival started as what Doherty referred to as “something (they) believe in” (Henkin). Snowballing faster, the originally small courthouse performance troupe grew into a non-profit organization with a theatre sitting just over 320…

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  • The Lady's Not For Burning By Christopher Fry And Pygmalion

    Universally, masculinity has consistently been instilled in society through pressuring and socializing people to conform to characteristics and values that are associated with gender. In The Lady’s Not for Burning by Christopher Fry and Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, both of the playwrights use the attributes and ideologies of the characters to demonstrate the frailty of masculinity and shed light on its overwhelming adverse effects on equality of men and women. In both plays, certain male…

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  • The Lesser Of Two, By George Bernard Shaw

    The Lesser of Two Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, is a play that toys with the ideas of rich vs. poor and good vs. evil. From one comes the other. Undershaft runs a very lucrative business that is closely tied to war. His family who he has been excluded from because of a tradition of the passing down of the family business does not agree with his ways. They are brought to a point where they must accept more of his “blood money” in order to continue, it is then that Undershaft shows them…

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  • Morihei Ueshiba

    As a part of human nature, progress to success is key. The most beneficial thing for all people is to understand that they have to fall in order to get back up again. Someone who agrees with this is Morihei Ueshiba. Morihei Ueshiba was an inspirational martial arts instructor, and the founder of Aikido. He once said, “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something." This quote shows in order to reach success there has to be mistakes and progress. Learning from mistakes makes…

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  • How Does Eliza Marry Higgins In Pygmalion

    Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, based on the Greek mythology of the same name. It features a poor, uneducated girl, Eliza Doolittle, who is taken on a journey to become a duchess, to open up a flower shop. She is mentored by a professor, named Henry Higgins. By the end of the play, it is unknown if Liza ever marries Higgins, or a young man named Freddy Eynsford-Hill. As mentioned, as the story comes to a close, it leaves the reader something to think about. Does Eliza…

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  • Character Archetypes In Pygmalion

    An archetype is a character, symbol or behavioral pattern that is basically a universal template for a character that is copied throughout all forms of storytelling. Some archetypes may even transcend cultural differences in stories. Because an archetype speaks to the basic human experience, it communicates meaning and emotion in all forms of literature Picture Rapunzel trapped in her tower, and you'll see one of the most classic and timeless forms of a character archetype: the damsel in…

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  • The Chrysanthemums Analysis

    SA 2: "The Chrysanthemums" is a short story of John Steinbeck which reflects the frustration in the present life of Elisa Allen, strong and proud woman. This frustration arises from not having a child as well as from the dissatisfaction in a romantic relationship with her husband. The only possible way out for Elisa's frustration is her beautiful flower garden where she plants chrysanthemums. The author frequently uses chrysanthemums as a symbol as well as a number of other items in order to…

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  • Mrs Warren's Profession Analysis

    The True Power Of Women In Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw, the characters presented in the play each depict a Victorian stereotype relative to their gender role during this time period. During the Victorian era, males were privileged and could do whatever they pleased in order to live the life they dreamed of. “The man’s power is active, progressive, and defensive. He is eminently the doer, the creator, the discoverer, the defender. His intellect if for speculation and…

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