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✏Author : Stefanie Eck
✏Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
✏Release Date : 2014-02-01
✏Pages : 43
✏ISBN : 9783954895991
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Galatea s Emancipation The Transformation of the Pygmalion Myth in Anglo Saxon Literature since the 20th Century Book Summary : The Pygmalion myth, most famously told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, has always fascinated artists. This fascination, due to the erotic potential of the story, resulted in an abundance of patriarchal re-narrations from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. With the turn of the 20th century, however, the Pygmalion stories gradually changed under the influence of feminist thought and emancipation. The woman created by Pygmalion no longer remained a passive creature but began to resist her master and his male fantasies, sometimes in a subtle way, sometimes in open rebellion. The study at hand focuses on the development of the tale in the Anglo-Saxon literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. The author will analyze some of these modern Pygmalion versions, written by George Bernard Shaw, Carol Ann Duffy and Neil LaBute amongst other significant author
📒Pygmalion ✍ George Bernard Shaw
✏Pygmalion Book Summary : Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, created the character of Eliza Doolittle and has awed audiences on stage, in film as, My Fair Lady, and in this dramatic text.
📒Pygmalion ✍ Bernard Shaw
✏Pygmalion Book Summary : Professor Higgins attempts to transform an unkempt London flower girl into a society belle.
✏Changing Gender Roles and the Pygmalion Motif Shaw s Pygmalion and the Musical My Fair Lady in Their Contexts Book Summary : Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Bayreuth, language: English, abstract: Pygmalion is one of the most famous comedies of all times. Its mythological background is fascinating as the topic is still up to date. This is why it has influenced many artists to use the story for their works. Besides Ovid's version in his Metamorphoses that very closely sticks to the original of Greek mythology and G. B. Shaw's one that, although he changes the frame and the plot of Pygmalion, he still holds on to the idea of the original story, there is for example Jean-Jacques Rousseau's melodrama Pygmalion (1770), Johann Wolfgang Goethe's poem Pygmalion (1767) and Franz von Suppe's operetta Die Schone Galathee (1865). The mythological background, though, is not the only reason why the story of Pygmalion has attracted that many artists and is that popular. It is the diversity of its themes and actions. There is for example a love story, a criticism of society, many different characters that are interesting in each way, changes in individual personalities and so on. . . . In a way he also forms a woman after his ideas and taste. This point of shaping a woman is present in both, Ovid's Metamorphoses and G. B. Shaw's Pygmalion. However, the most important difference between them is the woman's behaviour. While in mythology Galatea is only a passive character, in Shaw's Pygmalion Eliza is active from the beginning on and influences the play's stream and action. She takes her destiny into her own hands and one could speak of an emancipated woman. As emancipation was a major topic and drastically developed during the Victorian era, one could argue whether the description of women in literature actually reflects society's attitude towards them in the era in which this literature was written. For this reason I will elaborate the role of women in Victorian society in general and in Pygmalion in spe
📒The Pygmalion Effect ✍ Victor I. Stoichita
✏The Pygmalion Effect Book Summary : Pygmalion's sculpture, which the gods endowed with life, marks, according to this book, perhaps the first instance in Western art of an image that exists on its own terms, rather than simply imitating something else. Stoichita delivers this image and its avatars from the shadow cast by art that merely replicates reality.
📒Versions Of Pygmalion ✍ Joseph Hillis Miller
✏Versions of Pygmalion Book Summary : Discusses the ethics of writing and reading fiction, the creation and action of characters, and works by Henry James, Melville, Heinrich von Kleist, and Maurice Blanchot
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📒The Pygmalion Effect ✍ Jeremy Blanchette
✏The Pygmalion Effect Book Summary : The Pygmalion Effect takes place in the year 2104 CE when genetically-enhanced intelligence has split the world into two classes, the rich and the poor. The young protagonist, Corbin, lives on the burned out streets of Boston, barely scraping by for food and shelter. Through manipulation, infiltration, and pure genius, he must fight back against the system and try to dismantle a massive plot aimed at killing his people in an attempt to cleanse the world of all non-enhanced beings.
📒Exposition Of Characters In Shaws Pygmalion ✍ Nink Mario
✏Exposition of Characters in Shaws Pygmalion Book Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Trier, course: Introduction to Drama Analysis, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Bei dieser Arbeit handelt es sich um die Rolle, welche die Exposition in Pygmalion hat. Dies wird, nach einem generellen Eindruck, am Beispiel der einzelnen, wichtigsten, Charactere deutlich gemacht. Diese Carakterer waren: Higgins, Pickering und naturlich Eliza. Am Ende der Arbeit werden die einzelnen Charactere, beziehungsweise ihre Exposition, miteinander verglichen und gezeigt, wie sie sich ineinander verflechten."
📒Cliffsnotes On Shaw S Pygmalion Arms And The Man ✍ Marilynn O Harper
✏CliffsNotes on Shaw s Pygmalion Arms and the Man Book Summary : In Pygmalion, Shaw presents the classical story of a professor who transforms a girl of the lower class into an elegant creature, who then falls in love with him—unfortunately in love, that is. Set in Bulgaria, Arms and the Man satirizes romantic attitudes about love and war. Raina, the heroine, falls in love with a cowardly, chocolate-loving enemy soldier during an unnamed war. After the war, her fiance challenges her new admirer to a duel, loses heart, and proposes to the maid instead.