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Laura Jane Wey

Lec11_Oct17 Narrator’s Summary in Sequel  “Eliza’s instinct had good grounds for warning her not to marry her Pygmalion.” (109)  “She knows that Higgins does not need her, just as her father did not need her.” (119)  “Galatea never does quite like Pygmalion: his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable.” (119) - Colonel helps set up the flower shop for Freddy and Eliza - Higgin takes care of Eliza but not in a way that Eliza wants Agela Carter (1940-1992) British novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright and translator Firework (1974) The Main Characters  The Asiatic Professor o “[He] had rather the air of a visitant from another world…” (25) o “Consummate virtuoso of puppetry” (24) o “He had the wistful charm of a Japanese flower…” (26)  Lady Purple o “She was the Queen of the Night…” (26; description of the actual puppet) o “The shameless Oriental Venus” (29-33; persona given her by the Professor)  “Woman in whom too much life had negated life itself”  “Siren”; “carnivorous”; “corrupt phoenix”  Sadistic” mistress of the whip”  Woman who “squeeze[s men] dry of fortune, hope and dreams”  “Frigid… object on which men prostituted themselves”  Murderer of her lovers  The story of lady purple (playbill) she imagines that she is a prostitute and evil from birth Relationship between the professor and the Puppet  “The master of marionettes vitalizes inert stuff with the dynamics of his self” (23)  “She was nothing but a curious structure until the Professor touched her strings…” (26)  “The Professor allowed no one else to touch her…” (27)  “Yet the balletic mime of Lady Purple grew all the more remarkable with the passage
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