Clara's brother, who becomes fond of Eliza in Act Three. In Act Five, we learn that he has been writing her love letters, and Eliza perhaps wants to marry him. He represents a way for Eliza to escape the control of Higgins, although by marrying him she would in a sense be entering into Freddy's control, rather than finding her own independence.
Freddy Eynsford Hill Quotes in Pygmalion
The Pygmalion quotes below are all either spoken by Freddy Eynsford Hill or refer to Freddy Eynsford Hill. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of Pygmalion published in 2000.).
Freddy Eynsford Hill Character Timeline in Pygmalion
The timeline below shows where the character Freddy Eynsford Hill appears in Pygmalion. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...a wealthy woman and her daughter, Clara. The mother and daughter are waiting impatiently for Freddy, Clara's brother, to get a taxi. A bystander informs them that there probably won't be... (full context)
Higgins and Pickering leave to get dinner together. Higgins reluctantly gives the flower-girl some money. Freddy finally returns with a cab, only to find that his mother and sister have left... (full context)
...of conversation, but she also slips back into her lower-class speech habits (including incorrect grammar). Freddy begins to laugh, seemingly fond of her, and Eliza asks if she has said anything... (full context)