Cultural Backgrounds of Frank and Rita

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Cultural Backgrounds of Frank and Rita

Through close analysis of three or four scenes from different parts of

the play, show how Willy Russell brings out the cultural backgrounds of

Frank and Rita in Educating Rita. Comment on how Frank and Rita's attitudes

to culture change in the play.

Through close analysis of three or four scenes from different parts of

the play, show how Willy Russell brings out the cultural backgrounds

of Frank and Rita in

"Educating Rita". Comment on how Frank and Rita's attitudes to culture

change in the play

In carrying out the objectives we have been given to write this

coursework, as outlined in the title, we must evaluate the themes and

dramatic techniques used and if we believed they were adequate. We

must compare the book to the film and what advantages and

disadvantages either medium presents.Culture has a tremendous impact

on the feelings and opinions they have, and it is therefore justified

that I shall be analysing the relevance of culture in the book and

film.

I have opted to do four scenes from the play. These being Act One

Scene Two, Act Two Scene One, and Act Two Scene Seven.

I chose scene two out of Act one because we learn a great deal about

Rita's school life, skills as a writer, her curiousity, her colloquial

language, dialect and of her limited vocabulary, not forgetting

Frank's reactions to these, many of which are priceless.

In Act Two Scene One, Rita returns from Summer School, and this has a

noticeable impression on her. We also hear how Frank has been while

she has been away, giving further insight into Frank's curren state.

Act two scene four is one of great importance. Frank and Rita begin to

grow more hostile towards one another - ev...

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...delve into the story as deeply as they want to go and still receive

the same sintilation from his work.

At the end of the scene, Frank tells Rita that they are to work on the

poet Blake, and Rita tells him that she has already done him and

begins to flaunt about her expertise on Frank saying, "you don't do

Blake without covering the songs of innocence and experience do y'?".

This is an exceedingly conceited remark to make and quite an

inconsiderate thing to say to a man like Frank with an obvious

inferiority complex. The early Rita would not have made such an

insensitive comment.

This scene was not done very differently in the film to the book. This

scene, however, was filmed in the park, which i felt was very

effective as a change in Frank becuase in the earlier chapters, he

claims he has an aversion to light, which shows a change in his

opinions.
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