Benchmark Assessment (Cold Write)

Act 2 of Pygmalion

Work Time

With your triad, read and annotate act 2 of Pygmalion to Liza’s exit: “Mrs. Pearce shuts the door; and Eliza’s plaints are no longer audible. Pickering comes from the hearth to the chair and sits astride it with his arms on the back.”

Use the following questions to help prepare for discussion.

  • Ask yourself as you read: Is the Flower Girl (Eliza Doolittle) in danger of becoming a “ruined” woman?
  • Is Eliza concerned about that herself?

Continue to mark places of confusion. Also mark any additional references to social class.