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How the Key Characters change as the play progresses? How do their relationship progress?

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Educating Rita

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Amish Gandhi 09.10.2001

How the Key Characters change

as the play progresses?

How does their relationship progress?

"You are?-Frank

What am I?-Rita

FRANK (looking for administration pictures) Now you are?-Frank

I'm a what?-Rita

FRANK LOOKS UP AND THEN RETURNS TO THE PAPERS..."

This is the start of the relationship, which leads to the witty yet serious story of two opposites, written by Willy Russell. The play "Educating Rita" depicts the integration of two societies, with Rita who is a dissatisfied hairdresser, who comes to Frank (a middle-aged tutor), in search of educational enlightenment.

Rita enters the play as a typical young, working class girl, with a deep desire to change her life. Not to merely make new friends, or become educated, she wants to leave most of her entire past life behind and make a completely fresh start. Rita explains that before she just carried on with life and if anything was getting too much of the same, she would just go out and buy another dress.

She has now realised however, that she is twenty-six years old, married and yet has no

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