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Pygmalion

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Coaxing Women

PYGMAL-TCDOFY

But as to Higgins, the only distinction he makes between men and women is that when he is neither bullying nor exclaiming to the heavens against some featherweight cross, he coaxes women as a child coaxes its nurse when it wants to get anything out of her. (Act II)

The simile highlights Higgins'

A

ability to manipulate women.

B

sensitivity to the feelings of others.

C

insecurities regarding women.

D

social awkwardness.

E

inability to express his desires.