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Two Voices in Portraying Higgins in Pygmalion

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Author(s): Hongwei Chen

Journal: Theory and Practice in Language Studies
ISSN 1799-2591

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 337;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: power of speech | two voices | man of tradition | childish willfulness | romance

ABSTRACT
Seen as a play in the stage of transition, Pygmalion marks Shaw’s returning from his “discussion plays” to his earlier writings of the popular romance in his anti-romantic Shavian treatment. Portraying Higgins both as a man of great tradition who is distinguished for his intellectual superiority and a big child who can never free himself from maternal ties, Bernard Shaw makes the play a romance in a sense that differs from the normal expectation of the genre as its subtitle suggests.
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