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My Fair Lady; Marxist Criticism

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Noah Albritton

on 22 November 2013

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Transcript of My Fair Lady; Marxist Criticism

My Fair Lady; Marxist Criticism
Two Main Social Classes
The Lower Class
"Street Rats"
Greed, or Arrogance? Perhaps both
Basically, one rich guy bets another rich guy a
substantial amount of money as part of a wager
to transform a poor street girl into a princess
so as to pass her off as royalty in an upcoming ball.
Money and Pride are the backbone of the story
For Higgins, his pride is on the line. Simply to satisfy his arrogant nature, he can't refuse this task.
Money on the Mind
"My Fair Money"
In summation, this musical is very much geared towards the pursuit of money, or it has money layered in throughout it thus providing a sturdy background for the musical to stand on.
The Upper Class
"Nobles"
For Eliza, she wants to talk properly in order to fulfill her dream to have her own flower shop, thus financial stability
Throughout the movie, Eliza is concerned with the financial matters
Lets not forget Eliza's father Albert, who sells Eliza to Higgins for five pounds
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