Rappaccini?s Daughter and Eliza Doolittle are two young women who are trying to find there way in life. Although they are maturing in different environments they are both hampered in there search by society as well as a few individual men. This is illustrated in the short fiction Daisy Miller by Henry James, and in the play Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw.
Daisy Miller is a fiction about a young expatriate in Europe. Daisy is a very beautiful intelligent young women who attracts the attention of many young men. Daisy is very flirtatious and being that she is from America she is much more open with the young men around her than is believed to be permissible at the time. This causes her many problems both with a man who she is in love with as well as with the society around her. The other expatriate Americans are slowly repulsed by her not wanting to be associated with someone who has as bad a reputation as Daisy.
Pygmalion is a play about a young flower girl in England who is taken up by a professor of phonetics. Eliza is a very poor young wretch who is trying to survive on her own by
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