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Educating Rita: How Does Willy Russell Make Act 1 Scene 1 Dramatic and Entertaining For the Audience?

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Educating Rita: How Does Willy Russell Make Act 1 Scene 1 Dramatic and Entertaining For the Audience? Willy Russell makes Act1 Scene 1 of educating Rita exiting and dramatic in many different ways, such as dramatic devices. He uses them throughout the play sometimes to find out more about the character that is involved at that time, such as the telephone, and sometimes just to link one convocation to another. Willy uses the phone to find out more about frank and his background and the phone also links him to the out-side world. In the telephone call frank is talking to his partner, we never actually here his partner speak this is because we have no need to hear her, we can tell from the things that frank says what is going on in the convocation while uncovering what frank is like "oh god, why did I take this on...... yes I suppose it was to pay for the drink" This suggests that frank drinks, it may even mean that frank is a alcoholic but it doesn't actually say that he is, so it leaves space for the audiences minds to wonder and question themselves, 'why does he drink?', this quote also implies that frank does not like the job he is doing, " I don't need determination to get me into a pub" shows franks intellect and humour. ...read more.

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This quote suggests that Rita doesn't no if she is 'university material' she conciders educated and middle class people to be real students and since she is nither she belives that she is not a real student, "they wouldn't have accepted me if this was a real university would they?" She is putting herself down thinking that she is not good enough because it is what she was used to being part of the lower class, not amounting to hardly anything and putting herself down so she does not get disappointed when and if she fails, which is again what she is used to being in the lower class. Rita asks Frank if e took the job because e needed the money which is cheeky and slightly offensive, therefore not conforming to the typical student/teacher relationship Rita sees no social barriers and she is also using a lot of colloquial language. The next dramatic device use is a cigarette; it is a link to death and leads on to literature. Literature for Rita is how she has seen it in 'everyday life'. When Frank and Rita are talking about poems Frank immediately picks up on what he thinks Rita means "Aghhhh....Dylan Thomas?" This quote shows Franks knowledge of literature, Rita replies with "No Rodger McGough" this shows Rita's lack to recognise literature, Rodger McGough was a populist writer and in no way what frank was thinking. ...read more.

Conclusion

Rita: the window This is yet again another technique used by Willy Russell, the window metaphorically means 'freedom' for Rita, she sees all the people on the grass outside, what she would call 'real students', it is not the same for frank though because he is there all the time and it is part of his life and culture. Rita want frank to recognise how much Rita is willing to change for the better; she wants him to know that she will do anything to make something of her life. She wants him to know this so he can show her the way through education. Frank is overwhelmed by Rita, he is fascinated by her. "I think you're marvelous, do you know, I think you're the first breath of air that's been in this room for years" Frank refers to Rita as being a breath of fresh air meaning that she is like a blank piece of paper ready to be written on and she wants frank to do this, but frank feels that she is to good as she is to be tampered with, he doesn't want to spoil her 'nice, clean, white pages'. Frank has never had someone with so much determination towards leaning that why she feels she deserves someone better than him, but Rita insists on him teaching her. ?? ?? ?? ?? By Jordan Dawson ...read more.

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