Pygmalion Discussion Paper

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Pygmalion Discussion Paper

English Tyler Bliss
Pygmalion Paper
The traits men want in our women can never and will never be attainable by any person, no
matter who they are. For many years, love has been kind of a lost cause. Men might look
for a woman that could satisfy their needs in the present, but they had no thought of what
she might be like in the future. Male and female relationships in the myth Pygmalion, the
book Pygmalion, and in "real" life have many similarities. All the men look for the most
desirable traits in women, and sometimes we don't always get what we want. But with those
similarities, comes a few differences.


In the book, myth and in real life, the men aspire for traits in women that they could
never have or aren't worthy of. In the myth, the beauty of the goddess Aphrodite enchanted
Pygmalion. And it was this enchantment that made him make the sculpture of her. In the
book, Higgins wanted Eliza's strength. In a weird way, he got what he wanted when she
finally stood up to him. In real life, all men want traits in women that we think will
suit our needs. We want to marry a woman that can meet all of our desires. Men from all
different times and walks of life, dream of the woman that they want, but can never have.
Perfection is unattainable, even in the stories passed down from generation to generation.


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