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Pygmalion

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Ironic Conversation

PYGMAL-LKKNOE

HIGGINS (in his loftiest manner): Why have you begun going on like this? May I ask whether you complain of your treatment here?

LIZA: No.

HIGGINS: Has anybody behaved badly to you? Colonel Pickering? Mrs. Pearce? Any of the servants?

LIZA: No.

HIGGINS: I presume you dont pretend that I have treated you badly?

LIZA: No.

The preceding conversation from Act IV is an example of

A

Dramatic irony.

B

Cosmic irony.

C

Socratic irony.

D

Situational irony.

E

Verbal irony.