A Study on Feminism of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion

Xiaowei ZOU

Abstract


Feminism in Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion has been a play that gained academic discussions in various perspectives. Nevertheless, its feminist view has been the most discussed throughout the years. The purpose of this paper is to support the modern lost females with some suggestions through analyzing feminism in Pygmalion and excavating its practical significance. There are some brief introductions concerning feminism, the view on feminism of George Bernard Shaw and his work Pygmalion. The paper intends to explore the feminism in Pygmalion, analyzes the heroine Eliza and links them with practice. Furthermore, nowadays although females’ condition has been improved greatly, there still are some females who are lost. It is proved that, today, feminism is also beneficial for females to remain themselves rather than get lost.


Keywords


Pygmalion; Feminism; Female

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10778

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