Pygmalion

Freddy Eynsford Hill Character Analysis

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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Classics edition of Pygmalion published in 2000.
Act 3 Quotes

The new small talk. You do it so awfully well.

Related Characters: Freddy Eynsford Hill (speaker), Eliza Doolittle
Page Number: 61
Explanation and Analysis:

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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.
Act 1
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...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)
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Freddy says he has looked all over for a taxi, but the mother and daughter are... (full context)
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...the bystanders' surprise. The rain begins to stop and Clara and her mother wonder where Freddy is. The man guesses where both of them are from. He then offers to whistle... (full context)
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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)
Act 3
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Freddy Eynsford Hill enters, and Higgins again thinks he looks familiar but can't remember why. He... (full context)
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...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)
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...Victorian obsession with manners "bloody nonsense," which shocks her mother. The Eynsford Hills leave, and Freddy says that he would like to meet Eliza again sometime. (full context)
Act 5
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...her to Pickering. Eliza says she doesn't want this, as Pickering is too old and Freddy Eysnford Hill has been writing love letters to her anyway. She says that she has... (full context)
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...all Higgins cares about. Higgins asks if Eliza wants him to care about her like Freddy does, but she says all she wants is some kindness from him, insisting to him... (full context)
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...the gutter." Eliza calls him cruel and a bully. She says that she will marry Freddy. Higgins says that she will marry an ambassador or someone similar and says he doesn't... (full context)