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How does the environment effect education in the educating Rita?

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Introduction

How does the environment effect education in the educating Rita? Introduction to the play The play "educating Rita" was written by Willy Russell. In the play Willy Russell shows how the relationship between two people (frank and Rita) both of different classes Frank of the upper class and Rita of the lower class and how they form a relationship. This relationship changes during the play and I will be analysing how the relationship does change I will also see how the way in which they live effects their education. The play is set in Liverpool in the area around a university. The main themes of the play are education, culture and class in general. Willy Russell wrote the play as a comedy but by doing this he also covered many life issues. ...read more.

Middle

She say that "she has to discover herself" before she has a baby but Denny does not understand why. Introduction to Frank Frank works in a university has a lecturer and is very well educated but is now getting board of it. Frank doesn't like the students and wants to "throw them out of his window". Frank has now turned to alcohol to 'drown his sorrows' and has found himself drunk in a few lectures. He has a girlfriend called Julia, she admires him and he likes her a lot. Frank used to be a poet. He was married before this relationship but him and his wife split up because of poetry. Frank and Rita's first meeting Frank and Rita first met in frank's office because Rita was taking an interview for an Open University course. ...read more.

Conclusion

Due to Rita's and Denny's family background Rita is expected to have a baby in her early twenties and her younger sister Sandra is already pregnant. Now, even more pressure is put upon her by family and Denny. Frank's culture/Background Frank lives in the upper class area of Liverpool in a large semi-detached House with his Girlfriend Julia. Frank used to be a poet but gave it up when his marriage ended. Frank is a very well educated man and has a good job that brings in a lot of money. Frank has been brought up in a 'posh' area and for special occasions will have a formal dinner party where as Rita would just go down the local pub 'The beer Keller' for a singsong with her family. Rita's view on education at the beginning of the play ...read more.

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