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Describe the Process of Rita's Education. What effect does becoming educated have on Rita and those who are close to her.

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  • Submitted: 15/12/2002
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GCSE Educating Rita

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William Wood 10cg

Describe the Process of Rita's Education. What effect does becoming educated have on Rita and those who are close to her.

Educating Rita shows the willful struggle of a working class woman's thirst to be educated. Rita's educational development goes through several stages which have very harsh consequences on those which are close to her.

Rita felt her education at school to be "just normal". In the school at which she attended amongst her friends "studying" was considered to be "just for the wimps." For Rita to have gotten a decent education at school she would "have had to become different" from her "mates." And she felt then that "that's not allowed." Although for Rita this concept was never quite right and she remembers feeling "out of step" with the others and "havin'...somethin'...tappin' away, tellin'" Her she might have it all mixed up. Perhaps the reasons she never questioned it was because of the limited expectations set on her. Succeeding in life for Rita was leaving school, marrying, having a baby and becoming a housewife. For Rita normal was "seein'...everyone pissed, or on the valium, tryin' to get from one day

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