But she is never patronized by the Russell, who recognizes from his own experience that education is a means of escape from one's own circumstances. To reassure him on this point Rita tells him about her visit to the pub after she had failed to go to his dinner party. He is part of her old life, and resents her foray into a new world that does not seemingly include him. Because almost all of the action play takes place offstage, the audience's view of Rita's world is largely made up of her words and opinions. I wanted to come back and tell you that. In reflection, Rita has come to realise how the law expectations surrounding her and her working class culture held her back from her real potential. When Rita swings the sledgehammer the hole ceiling and house collapses.
She is being forced to have a baby by her husband Denny and regrets not getting any qualifications. Rita is a young woman in her mid twenty? It won multiple major awards for best actor and best actress and was nominated for three. She chose her name after a famous person, thinking it would help her. This inspires her onward and upward with her education. The most obvious thing she loses is her husband. Willy Russell has developed the characters of Frank and Rita through change, due to education, each other's company and the pressure of class and culture. Nobody calls me Rita but you.
The grounds on which I found it entertaining is based upon the basic plot outline which consists of Rita, a working-class Liverpool girl, with a hunger for education and Frank, her lecturer, attempts to do just that, but, their relationship changes, they become close. These are both of the characters idiolects and how they have been changed by the changes in there environment. Willy Russell faced some problems when trying to introduce the play. The play begins by introducing the two main characters, Frank and Rita. Although Rita has everything she needs, she is dis-satisfied with her life, she wants something more.
A dead end job, simply longing for some depth, and meaning to life, wanting to better herself through means of education. Introduction Educating Rita Rita is a twenty-six year old hairdresser from the working class. Willy Russell shows that for Rita, education involves a move out of her original social class and away from the values of her family and friends. I wanna find myself first, discover myself. .
The play is set in the 1970's, when there was not a lot of unemployment, and there was plenty of money. She becomes more arrogant and false in her behavior, even altering her accent to try and fit in with the middle class students. She gets straight to the point and swears a lot. In the first act Rita confesses that she does not feel confident around middle-class people and she is unable to attend the dinner party that Frank invited her to for this reason. The play was directed by. Frank on the other hand is Rita? She is also uneducated hence her work as a hairdresser. The audience starts to see a father-daughter relationship; Rita is slowly pulling away from Frank as she does not need him that much anymore because she has made other friends.
In the video Frank has longish curly brown hair and a thick beard and the sort of clothes a university lecturer is supposed to wear suits etc. How would you define her in terms of her social class. Throughout the 1980s girls were discouraged to go on to further education. We get 553 Words 3 Pages For the opening of educating Rita, Russell needs to entertain and interest his audience, however, he also needs to quickly introduce his characters: Frank, a university teacher in his early fifties, bored with his life and Rita, a badly educated hairdresser with a thirst for knowledge. Do you think Willy Russell has made his opening dramatic and entertaining? In the play Educating Rita by Willy Russell there are two main characters, Rita and Frank. Rita A lively young woman from the working class, Rita seeks an education to attain self-fulfillment and a better life. Because, darling, I like my lamb done to the point of abuse and even I know that ratatouille cannot be burned.
But I didn't believe it. Susan who initially calls herself Rita , dissatisfied with the routine of her work and social life, seeks inner growth by signing up for and attending an Open University course in English Literature. A variety of themes are explored as Rita, a working class Liverpudlian, aspires to a higher social and academic level so that she may have choices, with Frank, a disillusioned and failed poet as her teacher. As the dialogue progresses they audience is informed that he is upset because the students reported him since he had been very drunk while giving his last lecture. She wants to become independent and educated. This is reflected in his language.
However, she decides to continue as a student and finally passes her examination. A time of class division and continuous struggle for success within the working class. Another thing that sheds more light on things is the ending of the movie which makes for a more definite resolution. Rita wants to explore herself and learn, that is why she goes to University to find a tutor to help her learn. Rita's mother is working class and part of her old world; nonetheless, through Rita's descriptions, she seems to be kind-hearted and at least unconsciously interested in a better life.
Educating Rita -To analyse the effectiveness of the opening scene in Educating Rita. This changes, particularly after Rita attends summer school, but Frank worries that, in providing her a more middle-class view of life, he has taken away her working-class sense of community. He wants her to have a baby and become a house-wife and throughout most of the play he is trying make her quit what she is doing. Where as a Theatre audience would probably have much higher expectations and so want something to think about and want it to be deep and meaningful, and would easily except a single scene and just the two characters. It was thought many of those in the working class would not go on to obtain a job requiring a high level of skill; therefore education was not seen as a priority. The scene where Rita runs into her ex Denny and his new wife was filmed in the area of.