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Rita is a young woman who is looking to extened her education. She has a husband who is looking to start a family but Rita feels she has a gap in her life and is hoping a better education and understanding shall help her move on.

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Introduction

Intro Rita is a young woman who is looking to extened her education. She has a husband who is looking to start a family but Rita feels she has a gap in her life and is hoping a better education and understanding shall help her move on. She has a need to take control of the situation even though she is not in her normal surroundings; she says, "You wanna get it fixed". Par1 Rita first enters frank's room after having some trouble with the door handle, She takes control even though she is not in her normal surroundings, criticizing the handle saying "it's that stupid bleedin' handle, you wanna get it fixed" Frank is surprised by what see has started off saying so is startled and says "erm-yes I surpose I always mean to". Rita views herself, as a young married woman who should have had a baby by now but is would prefer a better education first. Because her family don not have enough money for her to go to a proper college she has gone to a open university, she thinks a open university isn't as good because she says "degrees for dishwashers". She does not think she currently has much of an education because when Frank offers her a drink of scotch she says " It'll proberly have a job findin my brain". ...read more.

Middle

She say "I don't know what possessed me, I was gonna sit down again, but two thousand people had seen me stand up, so I did it, I asked him a question". Par 4 The changes in Rita continue as she changes her way of talking and her confidence has become so high that she now gets involved in discussions with other full time students at the university. Trish has had a big influence on Rita's manner of speech, "Trish says there is not a lot of point to discussing beautiful literature in an ugly voice. When Frank inquires why she is talking in the manner she is with, "What's wrong with your voice?" and follows with "you haven't got a ugly voice, at least you didn't have. Talk properly". This latest change by Rita in copying Trish irritates Frank and he let's Rita know by saying "I'm not giving a tutorial to a Dalek". Reflecting on her contacts with students Frank remarks "you used to be quite wary of them" and Rita finds enough courage to remark "They don't half come out with some rubbish y' know". And we find Frank and Rita discussing Rita's assessment of the students on a more equal basis indicating the extent to which Rita has developed in terms of knowledge. ...read more.

Conclusion

referring to an earlier comment by Frank as being the only way he could be sacked. Rita speaks about her exams and expresses her thanks for what Frank has really given her. She now thinks of Trish and how she was misled by the Trish's personality. She speaks about Trish's obsession with trying to live longer only to go and take her own life away. Recognizing the old Rita Frank asks her to come away with her to Australia and Rita tells him of the options she already has and like the original Rita shows a lack of decisiveness, "I dunno. I might go to France. I might go to me mother's. I might even have a baby. I dunno. I'll make a decision. I'll chose. I dunno." Frank gives Rita a dress which he bought for an "educated friend" and in exchange Rita give him a hair cut which will "take ten years off you" Rita has come full circle and realizes that education is not only about book learning. She has been successful and finished her course but is faced with very similar choices as before. However she can now recognize the true value of the options she has and is able to make a better decision. As such she appears to be more contented but still has the choices she is unsure of. Education has not changed Rita's life as she had expected but her view of life has changed irreversibly. ...read more.

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