Working with a Play When reading a play we need to be aware of the following literary elements: 1. Exposition. 2. Conflict. 3. Complication. 4. Rising Action. 5. Climax. 6. Falling Action. 7. Resolution. 1. Exposition: to introduce the setting and the characters. 2. Conflict: The basic struggle, dilemma or challenge that moves a plot forward. 3. Complication: Plot events that lead the protagonists (main characters) further into conflict. 4. Rising Action: The part of the plot in which the drama escalates – rising towards the climax. Homework: finish test and answer the Act I/II/III/IV Questions on page 114 How does the relationship between Higgins and Eliza develop the plays central message about class division? You may relate to the following points: 1. Language 2. Identity 3. Status Does a change in their relationship signify a change in the plays message? Relate to their different perspectives on life! Identity What happens to Eliza in terms of personal identity? A change in manners makes her into Even though her social status changed "lady". Her personal identity hasn’t altered She claims that she is a "respectable woman". The change – acquisition of "higher" language" changes her social position in society Different Perspectives Identity the different perspective within a text and or among the readers/characters of a text (HOT). How does the relationship between Higgins and Eliza develop the plays central message about class division.