Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912. It is a humane comedy about love and the English class system. The play follows the story of Henry Higgins, a phonetician, who accepts a bet that he can transform a Cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a duchess in just six months.
The play begins with Eliza, a poor flower seller, being scolded by Higgins for her lack of proper English. Higgins is determined to prove his bet and begins to teach Eliza how to speak properly. Through a series of lessons, Eliza is able to learn the language and the manners of a proper lady.
As Eliza learns more and more, she begins to develop a sense of self-confidence and independence. She begins to realize that she is capable of more than just selling flowers and is able to make her own decisions.
At the end of the play, Eliza is presented at a party as a duchess and is able to fool everyone. However, Eliza has realized that she does not need to rely on Higgins anymore and leaves him.
Pygmalion is a classic play that has been adapted for the stage and screen many times. It is a timeless story that speaks to the power of self-determination and the importance of class mobility. It is a story of transformation and growth, and it is a reminder that everyone has the potential to rise above their circumstances.