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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050205.

Intertextuality Study of the Play Pygmalion and the Assumption of Pygmalion Myth


Xiaoying Sun

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Xiaoying Sun

School of Foreign Languages, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China


The paper is aimed at discussing the relationship between the play Pygmalion and Pygmalion myth from the intertextuality point of view. Intertextuality means the inter-relationship among different texts. Special attention will be paid to the similarities and differences between the play Pygmalion and the Pygmalion myth. Both of the two texts are compared and analyzed by focusing on three aspects: characters, plot and context. From the characters’ point of view, male and female characters will be compared. In terms of the plot, both of the two texts are given the story lines to analyze. As for the context, ideology in social background and man power will be mentioned as well. By considering three aspects, new insights are raised about the awakening of female roles meanwhile.


George Bernard Shaw; Intertextuality; Pygmalion; Pygmalion Myth

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Xiaoying Sun. Intertextuality Study of the Play Pygmalion and the Assumption of Pygmalion Myth. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 2: 27-31. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050205.


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