by George Bernard Shaw
Analysis: Three Act Plot Analysis
For a three-act plot analysis, put on your screenwriter’s hat. Moviemakers know the formula well: at the end of Act One, the main character is drawn in completely to a conflict. During Act Two, she is farthest away from her goals. At the end of Act Three, the story is resolved.
Henry Higgins bets Colonel Pickering that he can turn Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl, into a duchess in six months. After dealing with her for a short while, they both agree it will be a tough task.
After successfully "passing off" the flower girl as a duchess, Higgins wins the bet, but Eliza is left angry and dissatisfied.
Eliza runs away from Higgins; they meet again and argue once more before she says goodbye for what she thinks is the last time. Higgins thinks otherwise.