Similarities Between Raisin In The Sun And Pygmalion

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The characters Walter Lee Younger from the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Eliza Doolittle from the play Pygmalion by G.B. Shaw are similar by accepting the way they achieved in getting out of poverty but differ in accepting their out comes of escaping poverty. Walter and Eliza both accept they way they got out of poverty but Eliza unlike Walter doesn't necessary like her outcomes of getting out of poverty. During the play A Raisin in the Sun Walter falls into the category of being a critical thinker in the way he understands the value of long term good over short term gain. Throughout the play Hansberry portrays him to want to do anything and everything to get out of poverty. A significant moment is when Walter accepts the house instead of the money from Mr. Linder. Walter starts of by saying to Mr. Linder in Act III “Well---we are plain people...” and he also says…show more content…
Liza realizes she likes that she reached her goal of being a lady but doesn't like how she has become. She differs with Walter because she doesn't like the world she can now see threw her proper eyes. She sees poverty now and doesn't like that she is not as she once was. Patrick Berry explains Eliza's struggles when in her new skin in his article “Teachers, Capitalists, and Class in Pygmalion and the Millionairess” he states, Shaw satirically considers the idea that a line in the 'gutter' is more 'authentic' than one in culture. In poverty, proper speech may be absent, but there is violence and warmth. Higgins smugly considers Eliza's choice of finding a 'real life' with Freddy a reality that should be avoided: Oh, it's a fine life, the life of a gutter. It's real: it’s warm: it's violent: you can feel it through the thickest skin: you can taste it and smell it without any training or any work. Not like Science and Literature and Classical Music and Philosophy and

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