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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

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Another important thing Rita says is that before the Peer Gynt essay, Frank gave Rita a book to read and borrow Rita replied, "Ta, I'll look after it. If I pack the course in I'll post it to y". This just proves and shows you that Rita feels she doesn't have the self-confidence to prove to everyone and herself that she can do it. Rita lacks so much self-confidence and when the play goes on Rita gains that self-confidence and does well in this course and in life. Rita slowly but surely learns to write proper essays with Franks help but things start to change in Rita's life. Rita decides to leave her husband Denny because he keeps going on about having a baby but Rita still wants to learn 'everything'. She moves in with a girl called Trisha and starts to think of herself as a 'Proper student' because at the start of the course Rita always said to Frank "I want to be a like them, out there". ...read more.


Rita thinks that frank is just jealous of what Rita has become (An educated woman) and what she can do with her life now. When Rita says to frank "I don't need you. I've got a room full of books. I know what clothes to wear, what papers and books to read. I can do without you". Frank replies, "Is that all you wanted. Have you come all this way for very, very little?". Frank probably feels that Rita can do so much more but all she has done is stopped there. Rita has the life she has so wanted and set out to achieve. On the other hand frank has gone back to his usually self, DRINKING. At the start Frank drunk a lot to deal with day today life but during the middle of the play Frank stops drinking so much because he doesn't need to. At the end of the play Frank goes back to his normal self. He starts to drink more to cope with what has happened to Rita and is probably still unsatisfied with has life style so maybe that's another reason why he wants to try out life in Australia. ...read more.


So at the end of the play Rita can make choices in her life now and they can both look forward to their new life's. I reckon and im probably right that educating Rita was really 'Educating Willy Russell'. I think this because Willy Russell worked in a hairdressers shop for 6 years and he even bought his own shop. After working in this profession for so long he wanted a change he wanted to become a writer. Willy Russell enrolled in a night class for O levels and in the end he went to collage and get his qualifications he so wanted to become a writer. So the book was really about Willy Russell's life and what he did to change it. I think the play was pretty good but if I had the choice I wouldn't read it again because the play got a bit boring with just two characters. I think the play shows you that if you have a dream then you can for fill it, if you try. ...read more.

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