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Warm-Up (Act 2 Activator) Study this comic. 1) Put yourself in the role of the woman who wants the job. What does she think about herself? What does she want to happen? 2) Put yourself in the role of the woman at the desk. What does she think about herself? What does she think about the other woman? what should she say? What will she say?
Journal If you had been born into a lower class in early 20th century England, do you think you would have tried to accept your role in society or tried to break free of it? Why? What would have been some challenges you would have faced with either attempt?
Pygmalion Notes You are responsible for creating your own notes for each act. You will be able to use them on your assessment, so it will work in your favor to create yourself some awesome notes for each act! For each act, I will give you vocabulary you need to know as well as any background information. I would recommend that you make notes as we read – anything we talk about, quotes we discuss in depth, etc… write it down if you think it’s important. You will answer questions for each act on these pages as well. Basically, these pages you create in your notebook are your record of the work and thought you put in during this unit, and they will be graded.
Act 2 Characters in Act 2: Pickering Higgins Mrs. Pearce (Higgins’ Housekeeper) Flower Girl (becomes Liza/Eliza on p. 10) Doolittle (Eliza’s father)
Act 2 Higgins’ Laboratory: There are lots of terms you might now know used to describe the technology Professor Higgins has in his home. Here are some scenes from the movie to help you visualize what type of machines he might use.
Act 2 Bell’s Visible Speech, Broad Romic, Etc. These are all types of phonetic alphabets, or ways to record speech.
Act 2 Dustman: Alfred Doolittle’s job Blackguard: a person, particularly a man, who behaves in a dishonorable or contemptible way.
Act 2 Discussion Questions: 1) Why does Eliza want to improve her speaking skills and lose her accent? What does she expect to gain? 2) Do you think her goal too lofty given her station in 1916 English society? Does her very goal reflect the society she’s from or not? Why or why not?
Act 2 Summarizer What can a person do to change themselves for the better? What can you do if you want to change but have many obstacles in your way?