Pygmalion

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Cinderella Motif

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Which of the following details does NOT contribute to the Cinderella motif present in the play?

A

"The mantelpiece strikes twelve" when Eliza, Higgins, and Pickering return from the dinner party and opera (Act IV).

B

Eliza has replaced her "nearly clean apron" and" "shoddy coat" in Act II with a "brilliant evening dress" and "diamonds" in Act IV.

C

Mrs. Higgins's generosity serves as a allusion to the fairy godmother.

D

The reoccurring reference to taxis can be connected to the carriage in the fairy tale.

E

Eliza's throwing of Henry Higgins's slippers in Act IV symbolizes her rejection of the Cinderella role.