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Read Act 2 Scene 1 Carefully. How Does the Experience of Summer School Challenge Rita's View of the World and is What Follows Inevitable?

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Read Act 2 Scene 1 Carefully. How Does the Experience of Summer School Challenge Rita's View of the World and is What Follows Inevitable 'Of course; you don't do Blake without doing innocence and experience, do y?' When Frank explains to Rita that after summer school they will study William Blake, Rita says that she has already studied Blake and implies in such a way that she almost disgraces Frank. Before summer school Rita has only been taught Frank and has only learnt his ideas, when she gains her own confidence she then challenges Frank on his views to do with poetry by telling him about William Blake. This confidence reflects the effect which summer school ultimately had upon Rita. Willy Russell was born in Whiston, near Liverpool, England, in 1947. Russell's mum and dad both went out to work while he attended school. During his schooling he started to acquire his love for books and later on in life he had written award-winning plays and musicals, one of the most well known is Educating Rita written in 1983. ...read more.


Before Frank had met Rita he was unhappy with his life he was drinking a lot, bored of lecturing and teaching so he decided he would so some work with the Open University and of course Rita was his first student. 'Can I offer you a drink? ... Scotch' After Rita has been to Summer School, she treats Frank differently. She has realised that she doesn't just need Frank as a teacher anymore. When Frank knows that Rita has already studied Blake he is quite surprised. 'Blake at summer school? You weren't supposed to do Blake at summer school, were you? With Rita studying Blake at summer school, this shows us how Frank is losing his control over Rita. She is now determined to study elsewhere not just for Frank. Following Rita's return from summer school and the drastic change within Rita it is inevitable that Rita will leave Frank, however Rita cannot see that happening, 'Who says I'm going to disappear?' ...read more.


'Trish says that no matter how difficult I may find it I must preserve' Frank the notices that Rita has acquired grass on back and Frank asks Rita why, so she explains that she got to the university earlier so she could speak with the students. Frank then replies, 'You were talking to she students - down there?' Frank is very shocked by this and now he can see for sure there is a new Rita, the old Rita has gone and the new Rita has now learnt that she can interact with other students and be taught by other students now that Rita has knowledge of the world. Summer school had given Rita a choice in her life she could have either stayed a boring woman married for the wrong reasons but Rita chose her own way in life and chose education. Now that she has been educated she has gained confidence within herself and other people and is now able to relate to others and she doesn't feel stupid she believes that now she is just the same as everybody who has been educated. Emma Rosenblatt ...read more.

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