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Pygmalion

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Gentleman's Response

PYGMAL-B481YZ

THE FLOWER GIRL: Garn! Oh do buy a flower off me, Captain. I can change half-a-crown. Take this for tuppence.

THE GENTLEMAN: Now don't be troublesome: theres a good girl. (Trying his pockets) I really haven't any change--Stop: heres three ha'pence, if thats any use to you (he retreats to the other pillar). (Pygmalion, Act I)

The gentleman's response to the flower girl indicates that

A

he recognizes and appreciates her hard work.

B

he is generous and kind.

C

he is condescending and dismissive.

D

he is disgusted by the flower girl.

E

he is sensitive to the plight of those less fortunate.