Monday, August 20, 2012

Acts Four and Five

In these two acts, Liza was put to the test at the ball. She did good, but Professor Higgins criticized her. Liza didn't like this and left very quickly. In Act Five Liza was taken back by her father and Professor hggins wouldn't allow it. That is the end of the play. I enjoyed Pygmalion the most out of all three books I had to read for school. It was the most entertaining book and I enjoyed it.

I chose to add the song " I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz because i think Professor Higgins is tarting to like Eliza and this song is perfect for it.
I Won't Give Up-

I Won't Give Up
When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
Still looking up.

I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

Friday, August 10, 2012

Acts Two and Three

In these two acts Liza, the flower girl is trying to make her speech sound like she is rich. In Act Two she goes to Professor Higgins house and asks him to help her sound richer. He acts very rude to her and his house keeper scolds him. Liza doesn't like the way he's talking to her either and keeps saying "I'm a good girl." Liza's dad comes up to them and asks for her daughter back but Professor Higgins won't allow it. Liza stays with Higgins and Higgins starts to teach her. In Act Three she is put to the test. She goes to Mrs. Higgins house, her dialect sounds much better and she impresses the whole party there.

Act One

              The play opens up with a mother and a daughter trying to find a taxi in pouring rain. Then a flower girl comes into the scene trying to sell flowers. She has a quite particular dialect and is really persistent. Then an old gentleman comes into the scene exiting from the rain. The flower girl tries to sell him flowers as well. Then the gentleman points out that there is a note taker in the shadows; the company all thought he was an undercover cop. However, every time someone spoke he said where they were from. Everyone thought this was rather particular. Everyone started to clear out except the note taker, flower girl, and the older gentleman. The gentleman and the note taker both realized who they were. The note taker was Professor Henry Higgins and the gentleman was Colonel Pickering. Higgins explained he studied dialects and could change a lower class dialect into a high class dialect. The flower girl is very interested in this and asks him about it at the end of Scene One.
            After reading the first Act of Pygmalion I was thinking how Professor Higgins could tell where somewhere was from their speech, but after thinking about it a while i realized it was very easy to tell where people are from based on their accents. For example, there are accent regions of the United States, and we can tell which part of the country people are from, from their accent. The two pictures below relate to the first act because you can tell where people are from by their accents. The second picture is a spoof on the "Keep Calm and Carry On" from the Hunger Games. It's saying how easy it is to change ones dialect like Professor Higgins does.
This map shows all the dialects of the United States.