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1 Pygmalion Act IV Objective:
I will read Pygmalion so I can examine characters’ choices and predict characters’ actions.

2 Pygmalion Act IV Act IV opens with Higgins, Pickering, and Eliza returning home after the Embassy Ball. Consider what Higgins and Pickering have to say now that the experiment is over. How does this contribute to Eliza’s extreme emotional response?

3 Pygmalion Act IV At the end of the Act, Eliza returns Freddy’s affections. Considering that Freddy has not been the most able and effective character, why does Eliza return his affections? Examples of Freddy’s ineffectiveness throughout the play: He is unable to catch a cab for his mother and sister when everyone else is able to get a cab. He is impressed with Eliza’s frankness at Mrs. Higgins’ at-home, but he is unable to discuss anything of substance with Eliza.

4 Pygmalion Act IV At the end of Act IV, Freddy seems like he will be Eliza’s “knight in shining armor.” Is he able to rescue Eliza? Consider: Who comes up with a plan of action? Who pays for the taxi?

5 Pygmalion Act IV Volunteer for parts in Act IV: Prof. Henry Higgins
Col. Pickering Eliza / Liza Freddy Constable Second Constable Taximan As you read, complete your Act IV Study Guide.

6 Pygmalion Act IV Quick Write
In Act IV, Eliza asks, “Where am I to go? What am I to do? What’s to become of me?” What are Eliza’s options at this point in the play?

7 Pygmalion Act V I will compare and contrast changes in dynamic characters in order to analyze character and conflict through dialogue and to create a play script that reflects a particular critical theory.

8 Pygmalion Act V Volunteer for parts in Act V: The Parlormaid
Mrs. Higgins Prof. Henry Higgins Col. Pickering Alfred Doolittle (Doolittle) Eliza / Liza As you read, complete the Act V Study Guide.

9 Pygmalion Act V Beginning on p. 116, we see Eliza and Higgins struggle for power over one another. In your composition books, create a T-chart to help you analyze which character has the most power. Refer to the example below: Next, answer the two questions at the bottom of p. 107 in your composition book. Eliza’s Power Higgins’ Power P. 116 – When Eliza enters, she is in power because she appears cool, calm, and collected – the perfect “lady.” P. 116 – Higgins is less powerful than Eliza because he is frustrated and flustered. He does not know how to handle the “perfect woman” he has created now that she has completely transformed and has a life of her own.

10 Pygmalion Act V In Act V, we are reacquainted with Eliza’s father, Alfred Doolittle. Like Eliza, Alfred Doolittle has been transformed. Complete the SB 2.10 Transformations Chart (handout) to track the transformation of Eliza and Alfred Doolittle.

11 Pygmalion: Alternate Endings
Objective: I will analyze My Fair Lady, Act V, and the Epilogue to Pygmalion so I can apply Archetypal Criticism to the resolution of a drama. Today, you will need: SSR Book Composition Book SpringBoard Book Pygmalion Pygmalion Act V Study Guide

12 My Fair Lady Act V Watch Act V of My Fair Lady. As you watch, complete the chart on p. 108 of your SpringBoard books.

13 My Fair Lady Act V Quick Write in Composition Book(5 minutes)
Which ending – the ending of Shaw’s Pygmalion or the ending of My Fair Lady – adheres more closely to the Pygmalion archetype? Explain your answer.

14 Pygmalion Epilogue Read the summary of the epilogue to Pygmalion.
Quick Write: Do you agree or disagree with Shaw’s interpretation of what Eliza would do? Explain your answer.

15 Pygmalion Archetype Objectives:
I will analyze excerpts from Pygmalion by applying the elements of the Pygmalion archetype in order to prepare an argumentative essay. You will need the following for today’s lesson: Pygmalion Examining the Archetypes Chart

16 Pygmalion Archetype Elements of the Pygmalion Archetype:
The Creator: sees fault in all women and tries to make a “perfect” woman. The Creation: the person being transformed or “created.” The relationship between the Creator and his Creation: in the myth, they are married and live happily ever after. Transformation: the creation comes to life or changes in some way. External Force: in the myth, this is Aphrodite who makes the statue come to life. The external force would be any force other than the creator that causes the creation to transform.

17 Pygmalion Archetype For each excerpt on your chart, determine:
Which element of the archetype is referenced, and Whether the quote adheres to or departs from the archetype (Pygmalion myth). This chart will help you prepare for the written portion of the Pygmalion test.

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