• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Pygmalion: Writing to a character as a if character in the play

Extracts from this document...


Pygmalion written assignment Imaginary Letter written by Mrs. Higgins to her sister Amelia. Complete the letter, being true to both Mrs. Higgins's made expressions, her psychology, and the events in Act 3 of Pygmalion. My dearest Amelia, I was delighted and amused to read your news about Charles's adventures in Matabeleland. I must admit, though, that I have been a wholehearted supporter of the "colonial venture", as that awful Mr. Chamberlain called it, and always felt that that Cecil Rhodes was a dreadful upstart, but I do believe that Charles's involvement in that country can only be for the good: he's such a good-hearted and idealistic young man. I sometimes wonder, however, about my own son. Henry is, I will frankly admit, the despair of my life: still unmarried at 42, still behaving on all almost all occasions like a bull in a china shop, and still foolishly obsessed with that incomprehensible phonetics of his. Sometimes I have wondered if he is in fact my own son or something out of a play - and the matter was almost resolved last Wednesday when I saw Mr. Barrie's latest offering, a fantasy for children called "Peter Pan". ...read more.


I constantly had to remind him of his manners in front of my guests. Immature comments coming from Henry made the comparison of sophistication between him and the Eynsford-hills very clear to me. If you had been there, Amelia, you would've remarked that the Eynsford-hill ladies were the image of an elegant swan whilst Henry portrayed an unkempt duck. It was as if I was to keep the situation peaceful, similar to the pond that let the swan and duck co-exist without difficulty. Do you recall Henrys inconvenient mannerisms? Soon enough the parlor maid introduced Ms. Doolittle, Henrys flower girl, who came in looking remarkably unaware but oh! How beautiful she was. Exquisitely dressed she walked over to me with grace and presented herself. Letting a stranger Henry met off the street into my at-home, that I am proud of, made me feel hesitant, but as soon as I met Ms. Doolittle I was relieved and somewhat drawn to her. After she had introduced herself to everyone a silence arose. To get rid of this uncomfortable situation I asked her about the weather. ...read more.


He asked me if she was presentable which evidently she is not. I do hope she progresses more before she has to take on more situations like these. I am also concerned that if she is to represent Henry's work in Phonetics, his reputation might fall apart. Unfortunately I don't believe there is anything Henry can do to fix her talk. All I know is that it would not be proper for her to attend a garden party at this stage. Pickering and Henry hadn't thought of what to do with the girl once they have passed her off as a Lady. Where is she to go? How can she return to what she was before after such an experience as this? I feel sorry for Pickering who has to live with Henry and is getting influenced by Henrys behavior. Oh Men! Men! Men!! They should have thought about this more before evoking in such a task. Eventually I got rather impatient with their remarks and returned to my writing table. How troublesome, how very troublesome indeed. I do hope you are in good health and I am waiting for your reply. Sincerely, Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Comparison of representations of femininity in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and Wide Sargasso ...

    The manners and habits that disqualify a fine lady from earning her own living without giving her a fine lady's income!' This reflects some of the fears Mrs Pearce has over their treatment of Eliza, both these characters are asking questions the audience are meant to consider.

  2. Analysis on the character of Margot Frank

    probably because from what we know of Margot's character, she unearths herself to be very responsible. When Margot inquired her results, Anne exclaims in praise, "Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent!" even before Mr Frank has told Margot her grades. This shows that it is a common occasion that Margot gets high

  1. How does Sumitra grow over the course of the novel?

    Sumitra begins to understand the situation she was in. Once more she felt like a bridge and this shows she is growing (her understanding and situation) because but her cultural upbringing is stopping her. "Since they had moved Sumitra had felt isolated."

  2. Original Writing

    class (people tended not to marry out of their class boundary as they would have been looked upon as a traitor to the class). In Act One you first meet Willie when he is called 'up the trap' by Tubby to speak to Mrs Hepworth.

  1. Discuss The Changes In The Character Bamforth

    Perhaps this is why Bamforth likes him. Every argument Bamforth is involved in during Act Two involves the prisoner in some way. The next conflict is over Mitchem's decision to give the prisoner no more water. Bamforth offers to give up some of his water to help the prisoner, which may have been essential for his survival, to help the Japanese prisoner.

  2. What in your opinion is Chaucer

    This is definitely not what a monk is supposed to wear and as they were supposed to wear simple costumes and stay indoors yet the monk also wears a 'ful curious pyn; a love-knotte in the gretter ende ther was.'

  1. Themes In Jurassic Park

    Another theme that is developed throughout 'Jurassic Park' is the theme of parenthood. At the very beginning of the film, when a boy asks Dr Alan .Grant about Raptors Alan terrifies him - telling the boy of how Raptors attack using a claw to scare him.

  2. Analyse George Bernard Shaws presentation of transformation and how he explores this in Pygmalion

    of me I?m not fit to sell anything else.? The truth is that Eliza has undergone so much of a change that it is impossible to return to who she was. Shaw shows that transformation is irrevocable and presents that through Eliza.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work