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Educating Rita

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Introduction

In Educating Rita, Willy Russell writes that 'education gives you a choice'. What changes are there in Rita as a result of her choosing education throughout the play? Dan Raven - 21/02/07 Educating Rita shows the major transformations that happen in the main character, Rita, due to a significant alteration in her education, providing her with new 'choices' for later life. As Rita, is trapped by working class life, she finds it difficult to tackle the academic tasks facing her. However, Rita does show ounces of intelligence and a sense of humour when it comes to answering the trivial questions Frank, her tutor, provides her with. "All right, all right, Forster. Does Forster's repeated use of the phrase 'only connect' suggest that he was really a frustrated electrician?" Yet, as she answers slightly harder questions, Rita responds with quite well thought out and witty answers "See, the educated classes know it's only words, don't they? ...read more.

Middle

Immediately drawing attention to herself by shouting, swearing and generally acting normally, making herself appear like an everyday Liverpudlian, but deep down, a intelligent young woman trying to express herself in any means necessary "I'm comin' in aren't I? It's that stupid bleedin' handle on the door. You wanna get it fixed! ". Rita says what she wants to and is very open minded, the picture on the wall for example. She inspects the picture very immensely on the wall and naively makes a judgement straight away. "That's a nice picture, isn't it?".... "It's very erotic". This shows that her personality at the start of Educating Rita is simpleminded and plain compared to the middle/end where her personality and responses to Franks questions are now more thought out and sophisticatedly answered. Rita relies on Frank at the start for all of his knowledge, and latches onto him, like moss to a stone. ...read more.

Conclusion

I explained to him. I didn't get narked or anythin'. I just explained to him how I had to do this. He said it's warped me. He said I'd betrayed him. I suppose I have." And "He says there's a time for education. An' it's not when y' twenty-six an' married". Also, Rita's language varies throughout, from everyday colloquial 'slang' at the start, "yeh. It's like y' sit there, don't y', watchin' the ballet or the opera on the telly an' - an' y' call it rubbish cos that's what it looks like?", to upper class English language, using urbane words yet with working class slang, with her Liverpudlian accent remaining the same right through till the end "Frank, you've got to start writing again. This is brilliant. They're witty. They're profound. Full of style" In conclusion, education does give you choice, as education opens up more doorways to other opportunities in life that are otherwise unavailable for uneducated or less qualified people. Rita changes dramatically in Educating Rita thanks to education, and now is independent enough to decide how to deal with life's problems by herself. ...read more.

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