Act 3 At-Home Episode

Act 3 of Pygmalion

Work Time

Begin reading and annotating act 3 in your triad groups to the point where Liza leaves the party (“Walk! Not bloody likely. [Sensation]. I am going in a taxi. [She goes out].”).

Note any references to social class and continue to mark places for confusion and unknown vocabulary.

Then discuss what you’ve read in act 3 with your classmates. Share examples of references to social class, including the specific text and speakers. Also, cover these questions during the discussion.

  • What mistakes, if any, has Liza made with language at the “at-home” gathering?
  • What social blunders has she made, if any?
  • How are Liza’s behavior and/or speech revealing of her social station?
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