Monday, March 16, 2009

The meaning of Pygmalion:

The dictionary defines this as:

In classical mythology, a sculptor who at first hated women but then fell in love with a statue he made of a woman. He prayed to Venus that she would find him a woman like the statue. Instead, Venus made the statue come to life.
Note: The play Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, adapts this theme: a professor trains a girl from the gutter to speak and behave like a lady, and then he and his new creation become attached to each other. This play became the basis for the musical comedy My Fair Lady.
Pygmalion [(pig-mayl-yuhn, pig-may-lee-uhn) (1913)]
A play by George Bernard Shaw, about a professor, Henry Higgins, who trains a poor, uneducated girl, Eliza Doolittle, to act and speak like a lady. Shaw based his story.

For me, I chose this because it means transformation. I believe that I am constantly changing and becoming a better person, I am working on it. If we can use the definition of coming to life, it means for me that I am getting more and more in touch with myself. This is important for my own personal journey. I believe that the more that we know about ourselves the more that we can accomplish. I hope that you will join me in my journey and that you will share yours with me.


  1. I totally agree. This is the thing that makes my life exciting. I'm constantly evolving into something slightly different - hopefully a little more interesting than the day before. There is so much to learn and see and do!

  2. I am so inspired by this post! I only hope that I truly am becoming more of myself because sometimes it doesn't feel that way.

  3. ya it was very helpful,thanks,can u giv me the main story of "the guide"