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Pygmalion

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Description of Higgins

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He is, in fact, but for his years and size, rather like a very impetuous baby "taking notice" eagerly and loudly, and requiring almost as much watching to keep him out of unintended mischief. His manner varies from genial bullying when he is in a good humor to stormy petulance when anything goes wrong; but he is so entirely frank and void of malice that he remains likeable even in his least reasonable moments. (Pygmalion, Act II)

The playwright's tone when drawing a portrait of Higgins in Act II is best described as

A

Bitter.

B

Adoring.

C

Amused.

D

Berating.

E

Cold.