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Act IV
Eliza finally wins Higgin's bet for him, and becomes a lady in the end that she can't go back to sell flowers any more. But can she be defined as a real lady in her society? She is able to speak good English and behaves properly, but still lack some elements that make one a real lady. The most obvious is that she doesn't have much money! While people count a lady by her wealth. She is young, good-looking and wants to be independence. But an independence woman meanwhile shall be economically independent, which is what she is not, in the present circumstances. So what's to become of her can be a real problem, and that's part of the reason that she becomes nervous and angry with Higgins in this act. The transformation from a street flower girl to a lady, and yet not fully a real lady, is something that really causes one's struggling. Because in the end Eliza is stuck in these two positions, she can't go back or further. She is not as free as a flower girl she used to be. But Higgins, on the other hand, can't understand Eliza's situation. He thinks of her madness as an emotion that should pass after a good sleep, and keep playing his role like a master. Their relationship is mean to be tangled up by they both.

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