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relationship between frank and rita in educating rita
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- Submitted: 17/03/2008
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How Does Willy Russell Present the Development of Frank and of Rita in 'Educating Rita'?
Educating Rita, written by Willy Russell is a witty, humorous play with only two characters, Frank and Rita. Rita is twenty-six years old and a hairdresser from Liverpool. She longs to break away from her daily routine and not follow the mould of a lower class Liverpudlian woman. She does this by taking a degree in English Literature from the Open University (O.U.). Rita teaches her tutor, Frank, more about life than she learns from him, about books. The development of Frank and Rita's characters is a central part to why the play works and is so successful, in the theatre and on the 'big screen'.
On the one hand Frank starts out very much as a long-suffering cynic, who turns to alcohol for comfort. However by the end of the play Frank has a new perception on life and the lower class. He also acquires a greater respect for his pupils and for literature in general.
Rita is very much unlike Frank she is very abrupt and energetic, but still very friendly. She has a very positive attitude towards the course
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