When I started watching this movie in the class, I thought it would be a little bit boring and it is just kind of classical old movie. But it was not true. ‘My fair lady’ was really interesting and a great enjoyment to me. As soon as the movie started, Eliza Doolittle’s voice brought me to attention to the movie. Her cracking voice and pronunciation which I never heard were good enough to pay attention to the movie. Also the atmosphere based on the early 1900s’ London captured me. Before I watched ‘my fair lady’, I didn’t know anything about the movie, so I expected Eliza is a pretty and cultured woman.
But Eliza was just countrified flower woman. It was also very surprising me. After she met the professor Higgins who studies phonetics, she started to change to be an educated and cultured woman. The professor Henry Higgins took a bet from Colonel Pickering who has studied Indian dialects that he can make Eliza become a real lady. Higgins taught Eliza the correct speech and manners. Higgins always regards himself as a gentleman, but I can say that he is devil for Eliza through the scene in which he taught Eliza the manners and how to be a lady.
He forced Eliza to speak all day long, even it lasted until dawn. I hated that Higgins was always treat himself as distinguished and kindhearted person. He always pretended to gentleman who doesn’t gets along with women. I totally disagree with his aspect because eventually he also was getting liked Eliza to whom he always gives hard time. According to this, he was no more than an unpretentious man. As time passed, Eliza got used to speaking correct English and manners so she could join the party. I really liked this scene in which Eliza went to the party.
Eliza became totally different woman from the first Eliza. That was Eliza who I expected at first. First time when she went to the party, she made some mistakes regarding the subject of her speech in a fierce tone of voice. Eliza made good impressions at first with her polite manners but later she shocked everyone with her bad slangs and attitudes. I think it was the funniest scene in ‘my fair lady’, especially her behaviors in the racecourse. But a few days later, there was final test’s party and in there the queen invited Eliza to dance with her son.
Finally, she became a perfect lady who was admired from other ladies. She didn’t use strange sound and dialect anymore and her attitudes and manners were also feminine as well as her appearance including her dress. Although Eliza got triumph at the party, she decided to leave Higgins’ house because she was confused with her identity and she also was disappointed with Higgins. Eventually Eliza left the Higgins’ house with Freddy who loves her so much. Although she knew Freddy loves her so much, she cut off him because she loves Higgins so much.
But she couldn’t say how much she love him because Higgins always looked down her and still regarded her as just dirty flower girl. But Higgins was getting lonely and afraid of being alone. He realized he can’t live without Eliza. But he couldn’t say what’s on his mind. They just argued each other many times. Finally, Eliza left him and Higgins regretted he didn’t catch her while he was going back his home. In this scene, they looked like they had a lovers’ quarrel. I really like Eliza’s confident attitude that was changed.
When she said to him everything that she wants to talk, I felt like a load’s been taken off my chest for Higgins. I disliked him because he only knows himself and he looked like he had two faces based on his attitude that even though he taught her right language, he has used bad word for Eliza. It is kind of paradoxes. Also, he didn’t know how he can express his emotion for her frankly. He always hid his expression about Eliza because of his useless pride. Finally, Eliza went to his house while he was listening Eliza’s voice from the recorder.
When she directly spoke dialect to him, Higgins recognized she came back to him and then the movie was ended. Actually when the movie ended, I didn’t recognize it was finished because of vague ending. But it was really nice and interesting movie. Also, I could understand the London’s life during the movie time like Eliza or Eliza’s father’s life. And also I could get a lot of fun from the movie. To be frankly with you, I really enjoyed watching ‘My fair lady’ through the class.