Rita desperately wishes to become educated so she goes to the Open University where she meets Frank her English lecturer. With Frank's edification she eventually becomes educated however in the process her character changes very drastically and as a result her relationship with Frank and Denny her husband deteriorates. Rita is very determined to study with Frank, affirmation of this can be found at the beginning on Act one when Frank refuses to teach her, "I didn't actually want to take this course" after hearing this Rita leaves the room and dramatically re-enters and says "You are my teacher - an' you're gonna bleedin' well teach me." Thinking from a directors point of view this is one of the most important scenes in the play because this is where the audience attain their first incite into Rita's character, so it is fundamental that when you recite this line you speak with a forceful tone. Rita is a working class woman who has littl... ... middle of paper ... ...eginning of the play.
During a telephone call to his girlfriend “I shall go to the pub after work” showing that he cannot stop drinking because he is dissatisfied with his life. Education is important for both Frank and Rita. Rita wants to become educated and tries to put off having a baby yet, admitting that this is what society deems to be her designated path when she says, “ I should have had a baby by now, people expect it”. However she wants to get a better job first, as her current job is no longer as interesting as it once was. She does not want to be hairdresser anymore as she finds it boring and lacking in intellectual stimulation.
Right at the beginning of the play Rita depends a lot on her family and husband. They become an obstacle to her when she can't follow her ambition because of their working class values. They say she should stop thinking about being an educated woman and concentrate more on making a family. "Denny found out I was on the pill againâ€¦ he burnt all me books." This is an example of how her husband doesn't like her learning and how she is dismissing the idea of having children because of that.
Frank is a teacher at a University and also a lecturer. In the first scene Willy Russell introduced to the audience that frank is not open and never gets something done when he wants it to be done on most occasions and it shows that he can be lazy. It shows clearly when Rita struggles to come into Frank's room because the door handle is stuck and she cannot get in, but then pushes harder and she finally gets in. Rita says, "You wanna get it fixed!" to frank but then Frank startles a bit and answers, "yes, I suppose I always mean toâ€¦" This proves to the audience that franks is always stuck in his roo... ... middle of paper ... ...door outside Frank's room.
So I put him straight”, the uneducated Rita wouldn’t have had th... ... middle of paper ... ... me mother’s, I might even have a baby. I dunno, I’ll make a decision, I’ll choose.” This shows how Rita is at a point where she can choose what to do next, she is confident and although she admits the exam might have been “worthless” it still gives her a choice. Her education has given her the chance to take control of her own life. I think Willy Russell clearly shows how education can change people and how others around them react to the changes, that’s one of the main themes of the play. Willy Russell grew up in a place where he wasn’t expected to learn or be anything more then a factory worker and he saved up money and took a course to help him become a writer.
She fought for her daughter and won. Her daughter wasn’t the ... ... middle of paper ... ...cause she had finally realized how much Chillingworth was tormenting Dimmesdale. Hester was willing to overlook the possible anger that Dimmesdale would feel towards her and thought out about what was best for him. Putting others before yourself is unquestionably a saintlike trait. In Conclusion, Hester proved that she was a saint throughout this book using a substantial amount of willpower and determination.
Dyslexia makes it harder for me to read, spell, comprehend, and remember information. Growing up, the public school system marked me as a student who would not succeed in college life and had no reason to be prepared for college. I had an IEP for almost all of my schooling, which meant I was able to get extra help on classes and more time on testing. The school system never really followed through with my IEP and told me that I was just fine without it. Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP.
The play 'Educating Rita' is basically about a woman who wants to be educated when she finally realizes the fact that she has wasted her whole life and now is faced with not much respect and class in society. So a professor from 'The Open University' has the choice to either teach or abandon the woman but he decides to teach her because in my opinion I think that Frank likes the woman's attitude and personality but hides it. The theme of the play is that two characters lives are completely changed because of education and the opportunities it can give and the things which (in the play) people might take for granted for example Rita took her school life for granted because she wasted a lot of time truanting mixing with wrong crowds etcâ€¦ but in actual fact for Rita when she was older she finally realizes the valuable and precious time she had wasted. The protagonist of 'Educating Rita' is Rita and one other main character is Frank who is a professor of English literature, Rita is a hairdresser and is working class. At the end of Act one Scene one Rita has persuaded Frank to teach her English literature.
Because she could not pursue her dreams as planned, she organized for a “platonic” marriage, which was basically for intellectual convenience. When Sonya was 18, she married Vladimir Kovalevsky, and brought her sister to move with them, again, for intellectual purposes. To her disappointment, Sonya realized she couldn’t pursue every part of her educational career, so she stayed with her first love, mathematics. Her husband, Vladimir, went on to study paleontology and left her. She had many struggles trying to receive higher education because of the restrictions women had when it came to furthering ones education.
In his time, it is illegal for black slaves to receive and education. In the novel Dana is beaten for having a book in the cookhouse. Not only that, but people didn 't like the fact she was educated, not even the slaves; they believe she was trying to be white. As a matter of fact, Dana is not respected by Tom and Margaret Weylin, they don’t like the fact that she is smart then them. For instance, when Rufus wants Dana to read to him, and his mother, Margaret tries to distract him and keep Dana from reading (Butler 103).