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Should Frank have educated Rita?

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                I have been studying �Educating Rita� by Willy Russell. I am going to write about the characters Frank and Rita in the play, and decide whether Frank should have educated Rita. When we first see Rita, she �bursts� into Frank�s office without thinking that she is meant to knock, wait for response and walk in politely and responsibly. She says;             I am comin� in aren�t I? It�s that stupid bleedin� handle on the door.              You wanna get it fixed! This statement above tells us that Rita has a working class accent because she speaks in an informal language. Frank thinks that Rita is energetic and enthusiastic about education, although he finds her a little surprising. Frank is also delighted by her straight forward and honest approach to life and education. We know this because Frank calls her:                            ���.. the first breath of air� that has come into his room for years. Although frank is afraid that education will change Rita drastically and she would lost her uniqueness. Frank knows a lot about literature while Rita has read a lot of popular fiction. Frank and Rita get on well as they share a sense of humour. ...read more.

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She returns to the pub instead because she feels belonged to the working class. Rita says:                      �I am a freak, I am a half caste�. Denny on the other hand feels that education is more important to Rita and therefore forces a choice on Rita on having a baby for him or leave the house and have education. Unfortunately, Rita chooses to have education and therefore leaves the house. Rita wants CHOICE from life. Frank reads Rita�s essay and says that there�s nothing of her in the essay he also tells Rita she would have to divert from listening to everyone else and listen and listen to him alone, if she wants to pass her exams. Rita goes to summer school and her confidence increases greatly. We notice this because she is able to discuss literature confidently with students she meete on the lawn:               �Don�t sound so surprised. I can talk now y�know, Frank� Rita�s way of dressing also changes in a way that she now knows what clothes to buy and what to wear to suite each occasion. Frank doesn�t really like these changes because she is starting to have a min of her own by listening to other people and not him only. Rita is greatly influenced by her flatmate, Trish. ...read more.

Conclusion

At this point of my essay, I therefore think that it is right for frank to have educated Rita because Rita has known �everything� and gives all credit to him. Frank and Rita have both gone through a process of education throughout the play. Frank has also learned that he is a �good teacher �. Frank and Rita at the end of the play are now equals and now look forward to the future. Frank asks Rita what she is going to do now that she is finished. She says;                      �I dunno I might go abroad or maybe have a baby I dunno� Frank goes to Australia.                                                                      . Name: Ifesonye Nnamdi � Iwelu Class: 10p Subject: English Date: 18:10:2002 School: Skinners Company School Teacher: Ms A. Bush   This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ ...read more.

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