Pygmalion is an anti-romantic, feminist and problem play written by George Bernard Shaw. It was named after an ancient Greek Mythological figure named Pygmalion who fell in love with scripture he made by himself and in the end married her.
However, the ending of the play is quite different from the mythological tale. In this play, Pygmalion (Dr. Higgins) does not fall in love with his creation (Eliza Dolittle).
This play throws light on a number of important issues that are prevalent in society yet they are not talked about much. e.g. in this play, the dramatist shows what problems a poor person (Eliza Dolittle) faces after getting education.
On the other hand, the play also shows the problem faced by the father of Eliza Dolittle after suddenly getting rich. He does not know what to do.
In this course, we will discuss a summary of each act in detail, analysis of major aspects of the drama, important themes, characters and other important topics.