Pygmalion: Similarities And Differences In Frankenstein And Frankenstein

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Frankenstein vs. Pygmalion: Similarities and Differences 3rd Period English Elizabeth Allen On the surface, the delightful play Pygmalion by G.B. Bradshaw and the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are completely different. They were writing in different time periods in two very different settings; while this may be so, one can find many similarities by digging into “meat” of the two pieces of literature. There is a creator and a creation in both stories, which I consider the biggest similarity between them. Both have the same ideas, and both go wrong (one more than the other), and Pygmalion ends happier than Frankenstein. In Eliza Doolittle's fairytale, she ends up marrying Freddy because he loves her, in contrast to the tragic deaths of Frankenstein and theoretically his monster as well. Also, in both of these stories, the initial goal of each creator are reached…show more content…
For example, by the end of the play, Henry Higgins goes out of his way to find Eliza and he himself admits, "I shall miss you, Eliza. I have learnt something from your idiotic notions; I confess that humbly and gratefully. And I have grown accustomed to your voice and appearance I like them, rather." (Shaw, 100) In Frankenstein, it is more of the creation that begins to appreciate the creator, than the creator appreciating the creation. When Frankenstein dies on the ship, Frankenstein's monster admits his remorse to Walton, saying, “I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among men, to misery; I have pursued him even to that irremediable ruin. There he lies, white and cold in death. You hate me; but your
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