Themes in Pygmalion
Little Words, Big Ideas
Man's Power Over Woman
Pygmalion doesn't like the real women in his town, so what does he do? He chooses to custom-make one according to his own preferences. Naturally.Predictably, he sculpts a woman who is young, smooth...
Art Imitating Life
Artists love to mix their real life and their art. And sometimes, it's hard to tell the difference between what's real and what's not. Think about it. Miley Cyrus is a pop singer, but she also play...
For the amount of emphasis this myth places on physical beauty, you'd think it was an episode of Gossip Girl or a secret advertisement for a Neutrogena ("Get skin as smooth as an ivory statute...
Obsession & Self-Denial
By denying ourselves something, we often become obsessed with it. Have you ever turned down a chocolate smoothie, only to find yourself chugging a gallon of chocolate syrup an hour later? Well, whe...
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