Professor Higgins and Alfred Doolittle

Act 2 of Pygmalion

Work Time

Continue reading and annotating act 2 of Pygmalion in your triad group, starting where Pickering says, “Excuse the straight question, Higgins. Are you a man of good character where women are concerned?”

Focus on points of confusion, references made to social class, and vocabulary.

Stop reading after Mrs. Pearce admonishes Higgins to watch his behavior and language (“Thank you, sir. That’s all. [She goes out].”).

Use this question to focus your reading, and write your response.

  • What is Mrs. Pearce’s concern? Is she right to be concerned?

Open Notebook

Discuss the reasons for Mrs. Pearce’s concern about Higgins and Liza with your triad group.

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