In the opening scene of the play/musical we meet all of the main characters, Professor Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, and Colonel Pickering. It is also here that they are each introduced to one another.
After an evening at the opera, the members of high society begin spilling out onto streets of London, mingling with the commoners. Professor Higgins hear, Eliza, the flower girl, speaking and begins to take notes. Eliza finds this behavior suspicious
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when Higgins makes his entrance.
Eliza conveys her newly found strength to Higgins in "I Can Do Without you” and then tells him to leave - she doesn't need him. Realizing that this breakthrough means the success of making a "lady," Higgins howls with joy, and once again congratulates himself. At Eliza's insistence, Higgins finally leaves. However, on the way home, he realizes how much he will miss Eliza, "I've Grown
Accustomed to Her Face."