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Objectives:  I will take the Pygmalion Test in order to demonstrate my knowledge of Pygmalion and to apply multiple critical theories. Today, you will.

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1 Objectives:  I will take the Pygmalion Test in order to demonstrate my knowledge of Pygmalion and to apply multiple critical theories. Today, you will need:  #2 Pencil  SSR Book

2 In Act I, where do the rich and poor gather to get out of the rain?  Under the portico of the church.

3 In Act II, what is Alfred Doolittle’s theory on middle-class morality and the undeserving poor?  The middle class thinks there are two types of poor: the deserving and the undeserving.  The deserving are people who are trying to help themselves, but are still poor.  The undeserving are people like Doolittle who aren’t trying to help themselves and are begging for handouts.  The middle class helps the deserving poor, but not the undeserving.  Doolittle argues that the undeserving deserve more help than the deserving because the undeserving can’t help themselves.

4 In Act II, what does Prof. Higgins think about Alfred Doolittle after he explains his theory on middle-class morality and the undeserving poor?  Even though Doolittle is trying to blackmail him for money, he is an honest man. He is honest about how he is undeserving and would squander any money Higgins gives him.

5 In Act II, Prof. Higgins believes that Alfred Doolittle has raised Eliza to:  Be a liar and steal from the rich.

6 In Act II, what reason does Higgins give for taking on the experiment with Eliza?  “What is life but a series of inspired follies?”  Higgins says that since life is just a series of silly mistakes that all work out in the end, he could never miss out on another chance to commit a silly mistake.

7 Which critical perspective best applies to Mrs. Higgins’ statement: “You certainly are a pretty pair of babies, playing with your live doll”?  Feminist – the men are asserting their power over Eliza, as if she were an object.

8 In Act III, what can you infer about Nepommuck because he believes that Eliza is a Hungarian of royal blood, just like him?  Nepommuck has a sense of arrogance and self-importance, just like Higgins.

9 In Act IV, why does Eliza say, “Oh, God, I wish I were dead,” when Higgins tells her she doesn’t need to worry about her future?  Eliza doesn’t know or understand what the potential options are for her future. She thinks she has no future.

10 In Act IV, Freddy waits outside Higgins house in hopes of meeting Eliza. What can you infer about Freddy from this?  Freddy is enamored with Eliza and wants to court her properly, but he hasn’t worked up the courage to do so.

11  How did Shaw adhere to or depart from the Pygmalion archetype?

12  PLEASE DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST!  Record your answers on the back of your scantron starting with #51.  On the back of your scantron, write:  Your Name  Today’s Date  Pygmalion Test  Form A, B, or C  When you finish, turn in your test at the back table and read your SSR book.


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