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Pygmalion

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Marriage and Social Class

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Which of the following comments made by Higgins does NOT contribute to the idea that marriage is a viable vehicle for social and financial mobility available to women during the time period?

A

"Married indeed! Don't you know a woman of that class looks a worn out drudge of fifty a year after she's married." (Act II)

B

"And you shall marry an officer in the Guards, with a beautiful moustache: the son of a marquis, who will disinherit him for marrying you, but will relent when he sees your beauty and goodness--" (Act II)

C

"Or would you rather marry Pickering?" (Act V)

D

"You shall marry the Governor-General of India or Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, or somebody who wants a deputy-queen." (Act V)

E

"Marry some sentimental hog or other with lots of money, and a thick pair of lips to kiss you with and a thick pair of boots to kick you with." (Act V)