Congeniality Vs My Fair Lady

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Striving for Success The opportunity to succeed is given to every person, but the events occurring from start to finish determine whether or not the ending will be effective. The intertextuality between the movies My Fair Lady and Miss Congeniality show how two women choose a path of success for a beneficial ending. Although both movies share the same plot, there are comparisons as well as contrasts upon revealing the outcome of each film. Intertextuality is portrayed within the exposition, protagonist, and turning point of each text. In the exposition, the protagonists are characterized as having a lack of a feminist style. In My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle is a homely, low-class girl who is unaccepted by society because she has speech problems. When Professor Higgins first met Eliza, he stated that she had “wretched clothes and a dirty face.” Mrs. Pearce was Henry Higgins housekeeper who defined Eliza as nothing but a “common girl” upon her arrival to receive speech lessons. Similarly, in Miss Congeniality, Gracie Hart is a masculine FBI agent who exclaims that she “doesn’t even own a brush.” She also has an absence of lady-like behavior. It is evident to say that both of these women have a lack of feminine features because of their appearance and the way others treat them in both texts.…show more content…
Eliza Doolittle is forced to have a makeover to become a proper English woman in My Fair Lady. Since she has lived a low-class life, this obviously creates an uneasy environment for Eliza. In comparison, Gracie Hart is an unfashionable FBI agent who must transition to an undercover beauty pageant contestant so she can regain her loss of credibility with her boss. Being in a group of stylish and classy women makes Gracie feel very uncomfortable. A parallel can be seen through the two films when considering how both protagonists change their physical appearance in identical

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