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Pygmalion

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

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Eliza smiles for the first time; expresses her feelings by a wild pantomime in which an imitation of Higgins's exit is confused with her own triumph; and finally goes down on her knees on the hearthrug to look for the ring. (4.93)

After spending so much time learning to express herself correctly with words, it seems ironic that her first "triumph" is signaled with nothing more than expressions.

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