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Educating Rita By Rumbi Richard How does Willy Russell use dramatic devices to show the change in character and relationship in Rita and Frank. In this essay I will be exploring the dramatic devices Willy Russell uses to show the changes in characters and the development in relationships. One of the dramatic devices is the telephone. The telephone shows to me that Frank is the sort of person who never really socialises and only cares about himself and his always in his own world. "The telephone rings and startles him,." This stage direction supports my point because the word "startles" implies that he is shocked about the phone call as if no-one ever calls him, the word "startles", also implies that he is not focusing on what is going on around him and what he is doing and he indulges in his drink. The first impression I get of Frank is that he is emotionally unstable because he is always frantically searching for something in his bookcase, and he is constantly saying random letters and names, "E,Ec,E." ...read more.

Middle

"I'm I should've had a baby by now. Everyone expects it." The first impression I received from Rita is she's a lower class woman who is trying something new for the first and would probably give up after a while, "Because I might decide to pack it in." During Act 1 Scene 1 Rita shows that she is really determined to become a student and educate herself. "It's not sudden. I've been realising for ages that I'm out of step." The relationship between Frank and Rita has been strong since the beginning because Frank saw something unique in Rita that his other students don't have, "You're the first breath of fresh air that's been in this room for years." This quote shows the strength of relationship between Frank and Rita because earlier he was talking about throwing his students out of his study window, Frank doesn't really interact with his students in the way he does with Rita. ...read more.

Conclusion

"Blake, William Blake." This quote supports my point because at the beginning she would have referred the poet to a person in the lower class that frank has never heard of but now she is analysing and instantly naming poets off by heart because at the end of Act 2 Scene1 she recited one of William Blake's poem "The Songs Of Innocence." The Dramatic devices Willy Russell uses shows a lot of emotion between Frank and Rita , because Frank is an image Rita would like to have knowledge wise and vice versa , like the window showed a lot of changes so did the door. The first impression I get of Rita's and Franks relationship is a student and teacher relationship, but as the play progresses their relationship turns into a more personal one. The play of Educating Rita was mainly based on Willy Russell's life and the changes he had to go through , I feel that the dramatic devices Willy Russell uses are very successful in showing the changes in relationship and life of Rita and Frank. By Rumbi Richard. ...read more.

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