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PYGAMALION 1.) In Act 3 we learned a lot more about the character and philosophy of Alfred Doolittle. He is strangely individualistic personally and very eloquent. He is representative of the social class of the "undeserving poor", which, means that he is not entitled to receive financial support from the government, since he is physically able to work. He lives only for the moment; from day to day. The money he gets he wastes on intoxicating himself, and he has no intentions of taking any serious responsibilities, for himself, or for his daughter. Further on, in Act 5, Mr. Doolittle appears at the house of Professor Higgins, and angrily accuses Higgins of making him into a middle-class gentleman against his will. Higgins has said that Alfred Doolittle was the most original moralist in present day England. He has written a note to Mr. Wannafeller, a rich American and told him that. Wannafeller died and left Dolittle a share worth a thousand dollars a year on condition that hed lecture for his Wannafeller Moral reform World League ax often as theyd ask him, possibly up to 6 times a year. Doolittle doesnt mind the lectures, but he hates becoming one of the working class, because now hes earning a living (middle class morality). He sees now that he has to taken added responsible onto him. He could have turned down the offer but was intimidated. As a result he needs Higgins to teach him to speak proper English. He doesnt like it at all and blames Higgins for it. By virtue of his newfound morality, he must marry the woman with whom he has been living ...

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