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Gene Wilder / Willy Wonka

- Gene Wilder/Willy Wonka’s Contribution to a Classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic that will live in the minds of people as a wonderful childhood memory. This unique story grips the attention of children with its intrigue and wonder. The bright colors, strange scenes, and unpredictable plot ignites the minds and imagination of kids and adults alike. While all of these things play a big part in making this movie what it is, the most important element is the character of the man who owns the chocolate factory....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka]

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory

- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory In the classic children's film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is based on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the author and writer of the screenplay, Roald Dahl presents the viewer with a strikingly vivid metaphor that compares fundamental Judeo-Christian beliefs with, that's right, candy. The basic figures in the religion are given representational roles in the film that do not hide, but instead sugar coat their meaning....   [tags: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

- Movies are one thing that constantly change but to stay the same. A lot of movies have have been modernized for a new era, some more than once. A major movie remake of my generation would be Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and its remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From the 1971 happy, upbeat, singing Willy Wonka, portrayed by Gene Wilder, to the 2005 crazy, gloomy, mystifying Willy Wonka, played by Johnny Depp a lot has changed. Tim Burton and Mel Stuart made Roald Dahl 's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into a visual representation of how they saw it....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]

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Willy Wonka

- We are the makers of magic. We are the teller of tales.” Willy Wonka It can only be described as the feeling you get when you know you are dreaming. A dream you just can’t awaken from. I cannot bear the silence anymore. The time of the prophecies are nearly upon us and the need is great to share what I have. This world is about to die out and unless more of you can awaken, I feel the multiverse will suffer for it. “What are you talking about?” is what you are thinking. I know, for I am the keeper of the secret knowledge....   [tags: faith, religion, knowldege]

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How Willy Wonka Portrays Schizotypal Personality Disorder

- Schizotypal Personality Disorder Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a well-known book about an eccentric candy maker living in his own mystical world that has been made into two popular movies. Wonka is a character that is two things at once; unflappable and socially anxious, overly friendly but also untrustworthy and isolated, altruistic and sadistic, hopeful and cynical, grandiose and fragile (Pincus, 2006). While Willy Wonka may be a fictional character, he does display the very real disorder Schizotypal Personality Disorder or SPD....   [tags: treatments, eccentric, anxiety]

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Depp Vs. Wilder as Willy Wonka

- Johnny Wilder The recent movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was an immediate box office success. Johnny Depp played a wonderful part as Willy Wonka in this movie. The book, originally published in 1964, was first made into a movie in 1971. In this movie, Gene Wilder played a remarkable role of Willy Wonka as well. Despite the many differences in the actors, both had huge success playing the role of the wacky, chocolate loving Mr. Wonka. One of the differences in the actors was age. The actors were similar in actual age when playing the role, Johnny Depp being 42 and Gene Wilder being 38....   [tags: Film]

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Analysis Of Roald Dahl 's ' The Chocolate Factory '

- “And above all, watch glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it,” a wise phrase from Roald Dahl with what he has learned from all his mistakes in life (goodreads.com). By looking at Charlie and the chocolate factory, one can tell that Roald Dahl included the themes of Poverty vs. wealth, what comes around goes around, and small things comes in small packages because of Dahl’s unique childhood experiences....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka]

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Milton S. Hershey: The Real Willy Wonka

- Milton Hershey was and still is one of the greatest chocolate makers of all time. He was the man who turned a bare patch of land into a thriving chocolate town and pulled everybody through the Great Depression. But, Hershey is best remembered to be the person who made chocolate popular in America and other parts of the world. Many people today know and purchase the infamous chocolate products that have been produced by the Hershey Factory, but some know about how the business became to be so successful....   [tags: Biography]

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Comparison of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book versus Movie

- Comparison of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Vs. Movie For this paper, I chose the Roald Dahl modern fantasy book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl’s books are mostly fantasy and full of imagination. They are always a little cruel, but never without humor - a thrilling mixture of the grotesque and comic. A frequent motif is that people are not what they appear to be. Dahl's works for children are usually told from the point of view of a child, and they typically involve adult villains, usually women who hate and mistreat children, and feature at least one "good" adult to counteract the villain(s)....   [tags: Roald Dahl Tim Burton Film Willy Wonka]

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Do Gun Laws Prevent Criminals From Shooting?

- Do gun laws prevent criminals from shooting. As crime rates increase throughout states across America, there are discussions and debates on how to control and decrease gun-related crimes. These discussions and debates can spark from something as simple as a meme. According, to researcher Limor Shifman, a meme is referred to as a “stock character image macro,” which are “images superimposed with text” (342). They are usually spread through the internet and social media. The meme “Skeptical Willy Wonka” is known across the internet; the website Know Your Meme also refers it as “Condescending Wonka” (Skeptical Willy Wonka)....   [tags: Critical thinking, Firearm, Logic, Fallacy]

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Class and Social Difference in "Blood Brothers" by Willy Russell

- In the play Blood Brothers Willy Russell explores the differences between a working class family and a middle class family during the downturn of industry in Liverpool in the 1960 and 70’s, resulting in The Recession in the early 1980’s. There is a twist on the fact that they are just two opposite class families – Mickey and Edward. They are two genetically identical twins; however Mickey was brought up in a working class family and Eddie in a middle class family. By using these two complete extremes, Russell has explored the history of the British class system in a very extreme way....   [tags: Willy Russell, classism]

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The Fall Of Willy Loman

- The Fall of Willy Loman Willy Loman was a man who gradually destroyed himself with false hopes and beliefs. Throughout his entire life Willy believed that he would die a rich and successful man. It was inevitable for him to come crumbling down after years of disillusions. We can look at Willy’s life by examining some of his character traits that brought him down. Charley once said to Willy, “When the hell are you going to grow up?” Willy spent his entire life will this false illusions and comcepts, he thought that he would die a rich and famous man....   [tags: Willy Loman Essays]

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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

- Educating Rita by Willy Russell “ How do the characters of Frank and Rita change throughout the play and what is Russell’s purpose of using the technique?” Educating Rita is a play written by Willy Russell who was born in Liverpool, Whiston. “I really don’t want to write plays which are resigned, menopausal, despairing and whining. I don’t want to use any medium as a platform for displaying the smallness and hopelessness of man.” Willy Russell wrote Educating Rita as a comedy, he wanted to write a funny play to be watched and not to be studied....   [tags: A Play By Willy Russell]

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About the Writer Willy Russell

- About the Writer Willy Russell William Russell was born in Whiston - just outside Liverpool, in 1947. At primary school he enjoyed reading, football and gardening, these were the only subjects he likes, but at secondary school he was consigned to the factory fodder D stream. It was in this surprising environment that he conceived the idea of being a writer. His only experience of factory work caused him to fail to obtain a printing apprenticeship, so his mother suggested he trained to be a women's hairdresser....   [tags: Willy Russell Playwright biographies Essays]

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William Faulkner's "Uncle Willy"

- William Faulkner's "Uncle Willy" "I know what they said. They said I didn't run away from home but that I was tolled away by a crazy man, who, if I hadn't killed him first, would have killed me inside another week. But if they had said that the women, the good women in Jefferson had driven Uncle Willy out of town and I followed him and did what I did because I knew that Uncle Willy was on his last go-round and this time when they got him again it would be for good and forever, they would have been right....   [tags: William Faulkner Uncle Willy Essays]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

- A good boy who happens to come from a very destitute family is given the opportunity of a life time. Many children with sad lives long for the day that something spectacular will happen for their families. The classic story about Charlie Bucket and the “Golden Ticket” that makes all his dreams come true is beloved by children all over the world. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written by Roald Dahl in 1964 and has since been adapted into two major motion pictures. In 1971, Warner Brother’s Studios developed the beloved children’s book into a musical film and named it Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory....   [tags: Literature]

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Willy Russell's Educating Rita

- Willy Russells "Educating Rita" Educating Rita is a play about a working class girl who is tired of her lifestyle and asks a university tutor to educate her in an attempt to change her ways her life. Her tutor, Frank, shows her the cultures and values of the middle class world as well as teaching her about literature even though he too is tired of his lifestyle. Rita forces herself to change and realises the damage she causes to herself, acting as someone she isn't. Willy Russel writes about the clash of cultures from each of the English classes....   [tags: Willy Russell Educating Rita Essays]

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Willy Russell's Educating Rita

- Willy Russell's Educating Rita ‘Educating Rita’ explores the way in which a woman, in her late twenties, Rita, has to deal with everyday life, conflict change and different phases as she becomes educated. The play is based on Willy Russell’s own life. At the start of the play, Frank is a more relaxed character. Rita is a hyper and open minded character, searching for adventure. She comes from the working class society and tries to become educated and well respected....   [tags: Educating Rita Willy Russell Analysis]

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Willy Loman's Character

- Willy Loman's Character Betrayed or Betrayer. Discuss theses two aspects of Willy Loman’s character and comment on how they affect both Willy himself and the other characters’ relationships with him. Betrayed or Betrayer. Discuss theses two aspects of Willy Loman’s character and comment on how they affect both Willy himself and the other characters’ relationships with him. ‘Death of a Salesman’ is a play written by Arthur Miller and first produced on stage in 1949. This play is Miller’s most famous work....   [tags: Death of a Salesman Willy Loman Essays]

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Social Commentary in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

- Social Commentary in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell The play, Blood Brothers by Willy Russell, is a twisted tale of two brothers born on the same day and from the same womb, yet they live in two entirely different worlds. In the scene with Russell Eddie and Mickey meeting for the first time. At first Mickey is suspicious of Eddie, (Mickey – “hello” suspiciously), but at that innocent age they talking and quickly bond. Eddie is well-mannered in all his ways – “ill look it up in the dictionary” and says “pardon”....   [tags: Blood Brothers Willy Russell]

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Rita’s Loss of Self Through Education in Willy Russell’s "Educating Rita"

- The preconceived ideas that Rita has about the working class, as well as the educated class, greatly limit the way that she sees people and their roles within the world. Throughout Willy Russell’s Educating Rita, we see that Rita uses education in an attempt to become a self-supporting individual and, in turn, shed the stereotypes that plague the working class. She attends the university in an attempt to free herself from the bonds that are holding her back from being the person that she believes she has the potential to be....   [tags: Willy Russell, Educating Rita, education, ]

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The Presentation of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- The Presentation of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Willy Loman is presented as both a tragic hero and an unconscious victim in "Death of a Salesman". "Death of a Salesman" is very much based upon the American Dream, and whether we are slaves or conquerors of this dream. This is an idea that the playwright Arthur Miller has very passionately pursued both through Willy's own eyes, and through his interaction with the different characters in the play. Firstly, the definitions of a hero and a victim very much influence the way that Willy is viewed by the audience....   [tags: Papers Willy Loman Death Salesman]

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Willy Loman's Lonely Character in Death of a Salesman

- Willy Loman's Lonely Character in Death of a Salesman Willy Loman died the death of a salesman. He did not, however, die the death of popular man. No one cared when he committed suicide. Willy should be looked upon with sympathy. Though he was a respectable man, no one noticed. He worked hard his entire life. He would drive many miles trying to support his wife and kids, and they still did not appreciate him. Loman is simply a disappointed, lonely, and misunderstood man. These qualities should make the reader feel sympathy for Mr....   [tags: Death Salesman essays Willy Loman ]

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Willy Russell's Our Day Out

- Willy Russell's "Our Day Out" Willy Russell has written many plays over the last thirty years, but there is one feature that is common to all of them: the issue of social and cultural background. This is the situation of the characters; their surroundings; their class; the society in which they are brought up, and the culture of that society. It is this that can lead to the behaviour, feelings, opinions and general outlook of the characters. Russell explores the effects that society and culture can have on people in all his plays, but in none is it so poignant as in 'Our Day Out', the story of what happens when Mrs Kay takes her Progress class out of inner-city Liverpool on a school trip t...   [tags: Willy Russell Our Day Out Essays]

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Achieving Humor in Educating Rita by Willy Russell

- Achieving Humor in Educating Rita by Willy Russell Written by Willy Russell in 1985, "Educating Rita" is a comical interpretation of his own life as a young Liverpudlian hairdresser and his aspirations to become educated. The play is based on Rita, the hairdresser who wants a better life, and begins this adventure by enrolling in an Open University course. It is here she meets her tutor, Frank. You could say, the key to her dreams. If I were to direct this play, I would seek to achieve humour for an audience by exploring the different aspects of comedy; comedy of character, comedy of situation, comedy of misunderstanding and comedy of language....   [tags: Educating Rita Willy Russell Essays]

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Dramatic Techniques in Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell

- Dramatic Techniques in Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell How do the dramatic techniques use in the play help the audience to understand the importance of Shirley’s transformation. You should refer to the significance of the play’s social and historical (settings, attitudes to women SHIRLEY VALENTINE Task: How do the dramatic techniques use in the play help the audience to understand the importance of Shirley’s transformation. You should refer to the significance of the play’s social and historical (settings, attitudes to women, attitudes to marriage, expectations of life, etc) context and the literary context (kitchen-sink drama, comedy, tragedy, drama, etc)....   [tags: Shirley Valentine Willy Russell Essays]

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William Scissorhands And The Chocolate Factory

- Lost in Plain Sight In life people tend to want to fit in; however, this can lead to unhappiness if people are not accepted for how they desired to be. Tim Burton is one example of many. Just like Burton, each of his characters are a misfit too. For an example, Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Wonka is not like the average child, he is very unique and different. This description also describes Edward in Edward Scissorhands. Edward is very isolated from the rest of society, but just like everyone else should be, Edward is accepted for who he is....   [tags: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]

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Willy Loman's Vision of America in Death of a Salesman

- Willy Loman's Vision of America in Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller's 'The Death of a Salesman,' is about a man, Willy Loman, whose life is going downhill and coming to an end. Willy Loman was a good salesman because he cared and was honest and through his personality he sold his goods. Time has moved on, but Willy hasn't. The business world has moved ahead and the way of selling goods had changed, but Willy can't see this. Willy Loman has never come to terms with reality. His life is a dream and derives all his pleasures from the past and he always assures himself that all is well....   [tags: Willy Loman Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman]

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Willy Russell’s Intention by the End of the Play

- Willy Russell’s Intention by the End of the Play ‘Blood Brothers’ The stage production of ‘Blood Brothers’ helps to emphasise the social difference between Mickey and Edward. There are two main sets used, one for Mrs. Johnstone’s house and street and one which is the inside of Mrs. Lyons house. Mrs. Johnstone’s house is a poorer set; there are smashed windows and graffiti written on the walls. The houses are small close together terrace houses built out of red brick. There is lack of colour in this set Willy Russell is trying to show the gloominess, coldness and poverty of their area with this set....   [tags: Educating Rita Plays Willy Russell Essays]

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Social Worlds in Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell

- Social Worlds in Blood Brothers Explore how the theme of different social worlds is presented in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. What comments might Russell be making about his twins You should write about · Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons · Edward and Mickey · The Policeman · The Narrator This essay is about the play Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. I will be discussing the two main female characters in the play, Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons and how they take part in the important events of the play....   [tags: Blood Brothers Willy Russell Social Class Essays]

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Willy Loman By Willy Miller

- Willy Loman is a traveling salesmen who has two sons and a wife. On the way back from what will be Willy’s last sales trip he almost gets into several wrecks. He then has a moment of clarity and him and his wife decide he needs a desk job. His son Biff then returns home from the west coast where he was working on a farm. Willy starts to have flashbacks that make him crazy and also disturb everyone else. The next day Willy gets fired from his job and his son Biff gets denied for a loan. Biff and Willy’s other son Happy meet him at a restaurant for lunch....   [tags: Suicide, Family, Sales, Suicide methods]

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Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell

- Blood Brothers Blood Brothers is a story of a pair of twins who are separated at birth. They are brought up in totally different ways and this is shown through the characters register, body language and reactions to each other. They story is told by various methods such as the use of an interventionist narrator and soliloquy in the form of songs by the characters. In this essay I intend to analyse various techniques and themes which help establish this play to the succesful status it has attained....   [tags: Blood Brothers Willy Russell Essays]

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Speech

- The book Charlie and the chocolate factory was written in 1964. The story is about a man named Willy Wonka who owns a world famous yet mysterious chocolate factory and a boy named Charlie Bucket who is a poor boy yet in the face of all the suffering he goes through he maintains the attitude of a good boy who puts others before himself. The book uses many narrative techniques such as setting, characterization, conflict and resolution and other techniques to present the themes of the book. I am Chris Atkins and I will be talking to you today about these themes and the how in the book they are shown using one or more of the techniques described above....   [tags: Roald Dahl]

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Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

- Death of a Salesman is a classic tragedy depicting a salesman and his attempts in the American dream. The tragic aspect of the story is the pride that destroyed the opportunities that the salesman, Willy Loman had in achieving the American dream. However, because Willy did not grasp the opportunities and took his own path, he ended up as a failure as a salesman, husband, father and friend. Willy Loman is a relatable character because everyone has flaws and make that one mistake that they would regret till the day they die....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Tragedy, Tragic hero]

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Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

- Is it through the understanding of concepts and one’s place in life that drives people toward a successful life, or can they move through life with complete or partial misunderstandings, and still obtain success. This is explored within the play, Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman, who is an old salesman working off of commission, is not making enough money to provide the type of successful life he envisioned. His two grown kids are reminders of his failure to provide the support and characteristics a father should....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Family, James Truslow Adams]

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The American Dream By Willy Loman

- Willy Loman, a travel salesman, lives in fear because his idea of the “American Dream” is distorted and not set in reality. His distortion of the “American Dream” leans itself to evaluating success and failures throughout the play. When Willy is young and truly believes in himself and the idea of having a successful life, he and his wife Linda purchase a house in Brooklyn. He is proud of the home and feels that it is far removed from the city and will be the perfect place to raise his family. As the years pass, Willy struggles to pay for his home, while the city starts to encroach and eventually surrounded the house....   [tags: House, Apartment, Success, Failure]

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Death Of A Salesman By Willy Miller

- “Miller has said that he originally conceived do something Death of a Salesman within Willy’s mind and that Willy’s psychological state dictated the structure of the play” (Leone 97). The flash back technique in death of a salesman is organized preparation, climax, and resolution. The play focuses on Willy’s actions with his family and the themes of the play. Themes from a Death of a Salesman are plentiful and confusing at times. Miller seems to say in “Tragedy and the Common Man,” by the test of feeling it is a tragedy; “The tragic feeling,” he writes, “is evoked when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing—his sense of perso...   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Suicide, Arthur Miller]

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Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

- It is human nature for a person to desire to better understand themselves and to acquire a distinct identity. People look to what is simple and familiar when trying to gain a sense of individuality. These identifiers can be found in the jobs people perform, the relationships they share, and any other type of activity that takes place in their daily life. It is also in this search for understanding that can cause the relationships a person shares, such as with close family and friends, to be strained....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Family, Marriage, Woman]

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Willy Loman - A Tragic Hero

- In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, the author conveys the reader about how a person lives his life when he or she cannot live the “American Dream.” Willy Loman, the main character in the play is a confused and tragic character. He is a man who is struggling to hold onto what morality he has left in a changing society that no longer values the ideals he grew up to believe in. Even though the society he lives in can be blamed for much of his misfortune, he must also be the blame for his bad judgment, disloyalty and his foolish pride....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The American Dream of Willy Loman

- The American Dream of Willy Loman The 'American Dream' is a generally held belief that through hard work, perseverance, ingenuity, and courage, that one might find happiness through financial prosperity. Willy Loman is of the belief that it is necessary to be well liked in order to succeed in life. He also appears to lack the ability to express love for anyone in his family. Arthur Miller uses these two aspects to show Willy's skewed version of the American Dream and how it compares to two competing historical American Dreams (Islas)....   [tags: farms, traveling salesman, perseverance]

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Willy Loman's Descent Into Insanity

- Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman follows protagonist Willy Loman in his search to better his and his family’s lives. Throughout Willy Loman’s career, his mind starts to wear down, causing predicaments between his wife, two sons and close friends. Willy’s descent into insanity is slowly but surely is taking its toll on him, his job and his family. They cannot understand why the man they have trusted for support all these years is suddenly losing his mind. Along with his slope into insanity, Willy’s actions become more aggressive and odd as the play goes on....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Death Of Salesman By Willy Lowman

- Suicide. The Huffington Post writes, “Suicide is a decision made out of desperation, hopelessness, isolation and loneliness. The black hole that is clinical depression is all-consuming.”One of the worst ways you can go in the world. Some consider it the cheap way out and that you 're a coward. But on the other hand others understand suicide and why some people would take that route. In Death of Salesman, Willy Lowman is the main character in the play who suffers from conflicts in suicide. His mental health deteriorates throughout the play....   [tags: The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington]

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Willy Loman Of The American Dream

- “She 's got a dream. He 's got a dream. They 've got a dream. We 've got a dream!. . . Yes way down deep inside, I 've got a dream!” (Tangled). Every person has a dream for their life, something they want to accomplish or a position they want to ascend to. Whether it be farming the country side or being President of the United States, every one’s dream is different. Willy Loman knew he wanted the American Dream. He wanted to be happy, well liked and to own his house and appliances. The only way Willy thought was possible to achieve that dream was by being a salesman....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller]

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The American Dream By Willy Loman

- Willy Loman had accomplished the historical American Dream but because of his ambition he did not realize it. When Willy was deciding to go with his brother to look for his father he met Dave Singleman. Dave was an ¨eighty four year old salesman who had drummed merchandise in thirty-one states and who could now simply go into his hotel room, call the buyers, and make his living in his green velvet slippers¨ (Stanton 131).This view of a tranquil and successful career made him reconsider his decision and instead of going to Alaska he chose to be a salesman....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Life insurance, Family]

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The Deaf Heart By Willy Conley

- When I first recieved the book, The Deaf Heart by Willy Conley, I was very excited to read it. We had been waiting for over a month to finally get it. The novel follows the journey of Demsey Maxwell McCall, Max for short, and his challenges in high school and following him through his internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In class I read the first few pages and was immediately pulled into the book by the letter sent to Max’s mom and dad. It was a giant hook that reeled me right in....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Motel Life By Willy Vlautin

- The Motel Life is set in Reno, Nevada (for the most part) and the author, Willy Vlautin, was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. It is not coincidental that the setting and where the author was born and raised are the same. According to a Marxist critic, the author is familiar with Reno, Nevada because that is his social background, therefore the author writes about what he is familiar with, in this case Reno, Nevada. For instance, an author, according to a Marxist critic does not write about a class that they are not in because they are not familiar with that class....   [tags: Marxism, Working class, Addiction, Alcoholism]

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Educating Rita, By Willy Russell

- Educating Rita encompasses political and social commentary: Rita is an uneducated working class hairdresser, whilst Frank is a highly educated middle class professor of literature. This shows that class is clearly an issue in the play. As well as this, Willy Russell’s play is set against the backdrop of feminism, the opening of higher education with the Open University, and the civil unrest of the Toxteth riots in Liverpool. The play therefore includes political and social commentary. However, this does not necessarily mean that this is first and foremost function of the play....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The Success of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

- In September, 1964, Alfred A. Knoff published what rapidly became one of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century, British author Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dahl’s second children’s novel. His first, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was successful despite the publication in 1964 of other children’s books that would become popular as well. These included Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Emily Neville’s It’s Like This, Cat, and Maia Wojciechowska’s Shadow of a Bull, among others....   [tags: children, candy, criticism]

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Willy's Destruction

- In willy's race to gain a rightful position in society, he displays the tragic flaw of pride. Throughout the novel, Willy is seen struggling to maintain his dignity , especially when he refuses the job offered to him by Charley. Even though, he really needs the job, he says "I can't work for you". Charley responds by saying" You been jealous of me all your life"(76).It is obvious that charley realizes willy's excessive pride in not wanting to work for him. Willy's lifelong dream has always been to live the life of a successful salesman .In willy's perception of reality he feels that he is of a higher social standing that what he really is....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Slaughterhouse Death Of A Salesman By Willy Loman

- Willy Loman, in "Death of a Salesman" is constantly getting angry because Biff is not as successful as he thought he would be. Earlier in the play, it is told that Willy got into argument with Biff. Linda tells Willy that Biff is moody for the reason that he cannot find himself. Willy states "Not finding yourself at the age of thirty-four is a disgrace" (Millar Act I: 5). Another example is when Willy discovered that Biff did not pass math. Willy tells Biff, " If you hadn 't flunked you 'd 've been set by now!" (Millar Act II: 2)....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Pen, The Play]

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The Internal and External Conflicts of Willy Loman

- ... The internal conflict continues with Willy’s dreams. The beginning of the play tells us that it is about dreams (Eisinger 2). Willy dreams of the American dream and family dreams. Willy characterizes the American dream as success, which creates conflict within himself. Willy longs for the dream so much that he focuses solely on achieving this goal that he loses desire for anything less. Willy interprets his desire for success when he defines Dave Singleton: And he was eighty-four years old and he’d drummed merchandise in thirty-one states....   [tags: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman]

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Willy's Wrong Dreams in Death of a Salesman

- “He had all the wrong dreams. All, all, wrong.” Why were these dreams ‘Wrong’; analyse what the ‘right’ dreams would have been. Base your answer entirely on the text. Willy had quite a few ‘wrong’ dreams and they could have turned into ‘right’ dreams if his perception of the American dream was right. Dave Singleman was the man who sowed the false umbrella dream in Willy’s mind. This umbrella dream was the American dream, for all the smaller dreams Willy came up with, started with the pursuit of the American dream....   [tags: arthur miller, Analytical Essay]

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Willy 's Dreams For His Sons

- As a father, Willy only wants the best for his sons. He wants his sons to do better than what he has done with his life and achieve more success. Willy 's dreams for his sons are a source of tension and anxiety for Biff and Happy. Their desire to please their father clashes with what is deemed moral and the right way to act. Willy 's dreams for his sons are seen as added pressure for them to succeed within life. In order to fulfill their father 's wishes, they develop a mindset that they must do whatever it takes for them to succeed....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Moral, Family]

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Willy's Misconception of Himself in “Death of a Salesman”

- The play, “Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller, presents Willy Loman, as a salesman, who fails to earn a living and slowly loses his mind. Willy continuously seeks the past to find out where he went wrong. During his years in life, Willy wanted his two sons, Biff and Happy to become someone they’re not; Willy wanted them to become a salesman like him. However, because of his obsession in the American Dream of easy success and wealth, he created a life full of lies for himself and his sons....   [tags: Character Analysis, Arthur Miller, Literary Analys]

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A Bedknobs and Broomsticks evaluation

- Disney’s Film, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is set in England during World War II. The film is loosely based on the children’s novels: The Magic Bed Knob also known as How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons and Bonfires and Broomsticks by Mary Norton. The film won an Oscar for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects in 1972 and it was also nominated for several others. Bedknobs and Broomsticks features the Disney patented way of film making with its mixture of live-action with animation that was so prevalent throughout that particular era....   [tags: Film Review]

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Willy Russell's Use of Dramatic Techniques

- In Act One, Scene One when Rita is first introduced, she’s a hairdresser and part of the working class. Russell introduced Rita as an audacious, ambitious but egoistic character. She isn’t scared to express her opinion, which generally amuses the audience, such as when she describes her opinion on the painting in Frank’s office she interprets it differently to what majority of the population would. The reason for her different interpretation is that she’s not educated to the degree that she would be familiar with that style of painting, this also becomes obvious when Frank and Rita discuss challenging death and disease: Rita refers to a poem that people in her class are more likely to read (...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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A Brief Note On Willy Brandt ( 1913-1992 )

- Willy Brandt (1913-1992), born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm, was from 1957 to 1966 the Mayor of West Berlin, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974, and the leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 1964 to 1987. As a young socialist in Nazi Germany during World War II, he had to flee to Norway. In 1949, after the war had ended and Brandt had returned to Germany, he became a member of the West German parliament (the Bundestag) and eventually became the Mayor of West Berlin....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, West Germany, East Germany]

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Play: Educating Rita, by Willy Russell

- Education provides unique experiences to everyone. These experiences are not depended on the individual’s personal backgrounds or social statuses. According to Jane Thompson, a scholar in education, the process of education can either be a restriction on creativity or a “practice of freedom.” In Willy Russell’s Educating Rita, the protagonist’s experience through the Open University is a practice of freedom as she is provided with the opportunities to express her thoughts and discover her own limits....   [tags: Practice of Freedom, Education]

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Willy Loman Is The Cause Of Hi

- Willy Loman is the cause of his own misfortune Many characters in literature are the cause of their own misfortune. In the play Death of a Salesman by author Miller, Willy Loman is responsible for his misfortune as well as the misfortune of his two sons Happy and Biff. Willy creates his own small world in which he is the boss, everything goes around him, nothing will change and nothing will go wrong. But by thinking this way Willy causes his own misfortune. Willy brags to his boys that he is well liked, that he is a 'big man';, but in reality he is not....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Willy's Obsession with the American Dream in Death of a Salesman

- In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman we see the negative effect of having an absent parent. The main character Willy Loman is a salesman who constantly struggles with trying to be what he considers “successful,” and “well liked.” He has two sons Biff and Happy and is married to Linda. Willy also struggles between illusion and reality; he has trouble defining and distinguishing the past from the present. Between his financial struggles and not feeling like he accomplished anything, he commits suicide....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Literary Analysis]

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Willy Loman: Truly Tragic or Plainly Pathetic?

- “The goat song” is the original meaning of the word “tragedy.” The word developed when men lined up to offer their goats as sacrifices to their gods. The goats they held or lead realized their fates and began bleating sorrowfully. They mourned that their lives were to be laid down for others; however, Willy Loman from “Death of a Salesman” gave up his life courageously. Arthur Miller's character, Willy Loman, thought the only way he could help his family was to die. After much defeat Willy reflected on his life and said that he was of more value dead than alive (Miller 2173)....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Willy's Inability to Adapt to Modern Society in Death of a Salesman

- Willy Loman is an old salesman (63 years old) who is no longer able to earn a living. He receives only a small commission as he ages, and he slowly loses his mind and attempts to kill himself by inhaling gas from the water heater or from crashing his Studebaker. Dave Singleman is his role model, he wants to become well liked and rich. He spends most of his time dreaming instead of doing anything to improve his life. He is obsessed with the post-war interpretation of the American Dream. In the end, he kills himself by crashing his car, hoping to get the life insurance money for his family....   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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Death Of A Saleman. Is Willy L

- According to Arthur Miller, “The tragic feeling is invoked whenever we are in the presence of a character, any character, who is ready to sacrifice his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity.'; Willy Loman was willing to do that, no matter what the cost. That makes Willy Loman an excellent example of Aristotle’s tragic hero. Willy is far from a perfect man. He is a flawed human being, and his flaws are very much like our own. He wants what we want--dignity, success, respect, and a decent standard of living....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Factors Contributing to Willy's Death in Death of a Salesman

- Willy Loman a self-doubting, delusional salesman enters his house with two empty suitcases; he failed to sell anything that day. He was greeted by his loving wife Linda and asked where he was all day. Willy replied by saying that he went as far as a little above Yonkers. Willy explains to Linda that he suddenly couldn’t drive anymore. In page 13 Willy explains “suddenly I realize I’m going’ sixty miles an hour and I don’t remember the last five minutes. Linda tries to comfort him by saying it’s your glasses and also by saying that you haven’t gotten enough rest....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Willy and Nora in A Doll's House

- Willy and Nora in A Doll's House Henrik Ibsens, A Doll House, is about how a family, particularly Nora Helmer, deals with an old secret that is about to become known to her husband Torvald Helmer. At the start of the play Nora is talking with Torvald. Nora begins to acting like Torvald's "little squirrel" in attempt to get money from him. At that time it is not known what she wants the money for, but Nora says it was for Christmas presents. The actual reason for the money is so she can pay on her little secret....   [tags: Papers]

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View of Success between Biff and Willy Loman

- Success can be described as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. To achieve success, one must understand the skills required and the personalities that must be represented. In Arthur Millers, “Death of a Salesman”, Willy Loman is presented as a character whom does not believe success is based on skills, meanwhile his son, Biff Loman thinks differently. Although Willy and Biff have similar beliefs on success, it is their attitude towards success that significantly sets them apart as Willy believes that success means making a substantial amount of money, meanwhile Biff believes that it is attained when you are happy with what you do....   [tags: comparative essay, Death of a Salesman]

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Death Of A Salesman: Willy Loman

- Willy Loman: Failure of a Man In Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is an example of a failure as a good father. He did not discipline his sons well by not punishing them. He did not set a good example to his sons by not admitting his faults. He did not make his family his number one priority. Instead, it was his work, coming before his family, his friends, and even himself. Not only is Willy Loman not a good father and husband, but he was a failure by not becoming successful, not achieving the American Dream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Death of a Salesman: The Flaws and Failures of Willy Loman

- Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman”, primarily focuses on the flaws and failures of Willy Loman, Millers’ main character in this story. Willy’s distorted and backward views of the American Dream, paired with his inability to let go of the past lead him down a road of regret and in the end his biggest failure which was his wasted life. Willy Loman is a 60 year old senile salesman who desperately wants to be a successful salesman; however, his ideas about the ways in which one goes about achieving this are very much misguided, just as his morals are....   [tags: arthur miller, american dream, salesman]

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The American Dream Destroyed Willy Loman and the Great Gatsby

- Everyone has a dream of their desired future, they dream of the one thing that makes them happy that they do not have now. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman and Gatsby are characters dominated by an American dream that destroyed them. Their dream comes from a fantasy past. These dreams were made outside from who they truly are. Gatsby tried to repeat his past, while Willy attempted to create a new past. The lack of control over their goals and dreams lead to their downfall at the end....   [tags: Great Gatsby, Death of a Salesman, comparative]

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Is Willy Loman a Tragic Hero in "Death of Salesman

- Willy Loman’s character in Death of a Salesman portrays him as a tragic hero. Willy Loman continued to want his recognition and his reputation but never forgets about his family. These characteristics describe him as a tragic hero in Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman’s tragic flow leads him to purse the idea that reputation in society has more relevancies in life than knowledge and education to survive in the business. His grand error of wanting recognition drove him crazy and insane and lead to his tragic death....   [tags: Arthur Miller, literary analysis]

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Arthur Miller's Portrayal of Willy in "Death of a Salesman"

- The play opens with a description of the house. Which shows the house and Willy starting of as a failure, he fails by cheating on his wife and not respecting his friends. “Towering angular shapes behind it, surrounding it on all sides” This shows at the beginning that Willy is going to be a failure as his house is old and is small compared to the others and they all lean over the old crooked building making it look small worthless and untidy. Which shows he has no money to buy a big house that leans over the others, and as a salesman you would have thought that he would have had a lot of money as he is a working salesman....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman,]

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An Analysis Of Jay Gatsby, Ethan Frome, And Willy Loman

- Our personalities, values, and over all character are established from an early age and constitute how we will live our lives. The question is, is it better to our lives and make decisions based on the whimsical ideas of fairytales and never truly making decisions for ourselves, or from tragedies and using the characters experience to help improve our on selves. I would have to go with tragedies out of the two, there’s almost always a lesson you can learn from one of the characters and apply it to your life, such as in the instance of Jay Gatsby, Ethan Frome, and Willy Loman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marriage]

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Willy Loaman, The True Salesman For The America Dream

- In the play Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller depicts the dissolution of the American family as well as the decline of the prosperous lifestyle that defined past American generations; illustrating the theme of America decadence. From page one the idea is set in motion by Miller that “the mighty have fallen”; that America society clearly is no longer a place of opportunity. In this play Miller puts forward that idea that opportunities of past generation in areas such as education and vocation are now nonexistent....   [tags: arthur miller]

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The Women in Willy Russell's Plays

- The Women in Willy Russell's Plays I have studied three of Willy Russell's plays these are Blood Brothers, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. The women in Willy Russell's plays are strong characters and they all know what they want in life. In the three plays I will be comparing and contrasting Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnston from blood brothers, Rita from Educating Rita and Shirley from Shirley Valentine. The three plays are set in Liverpool this could be because Willy Russell is from Liverpool....   [tags: Blood Brothers Essays]

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Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell

- Blood Brothers is a very popular play written by author and playwright Willy Russell. It was first performed in a Liverpool school in 1981. Willy Russell himself was born and brought up in Liverpool by his working class mother and father. At school he was an academic failure he left with one O level in English. After six years working as a hairdresser he went back to college part time to get decent qualifications. The play is about twin brothers born into a large family, one child is given up for adoption and the other is kept....   [tags: Blood Brothers Essays]

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Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell

- Blood Brothers Essay Does Willy Russell want the audience to blame Mrs Johnstone in the scene where she agrees to give one of her children away. What dramatic and language techniques does Willy Russell use to influence the audiences emotions. Blood brothers is a musical set in the 1970’s. Mrs Johnstone has 7 children and is expecting twins but she can not afford to look after them both and she is pressured into giving one away to Mrs Lyons. They swear on the bible but at first Mrs Johnstone is a bit hesitant because she doesn’t actually want to give one away....   [tags: Blood Brothers Essays]

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Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell

- Blood Brothers The play ‘Blood Brothers’ was written by playwrite Willy Russell in the 1980’s, which is also when it is set. It is based in and around Liverpool and follows the lives of twin brothers who are separated at birth and live apart, oblivious to each other’s existence. Micky stays with his mother (Mrs Johnstone) who cannot afford to have two more mouths to feed and (Mrs Johnstone) sells her other son Eddie to a rich couple who are unable to have children. They meet up again and become best friends growing up together....   [tags: Blood Brothers Essays]

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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

- Educating Rita by Willy Russell Should Frank have educated Rita. 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....   [tags: Papers]

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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

- Educating Rita by Willy Russell Educating Rita is a play written by Willy Russell. It is about a woman called Rita who feels her life is not fulfilled so she goes to Frank who works at an Open University to tutor her. Rita has a husband called Denny. He is working class and has never been to university, like Rita before she goes to she Frank. Frank on the other hand is a lecturer of literature but does not have everything. He is unhappy at home and is often drunk at his tutorials....   [tags: Papers]

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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

- Educating Rita by Willy Russell "Educating Rita", is a two-handed play which only has two characters and one set. "Educating Rita" was written in 1985 by Willy Russell, it looks at how the relationship between two people, Rita and Frank, develops as the play goes on. "Educating Rita" is the story of Rita, a hairdresser who decides to go to University in order to discover who she really is. When she arrives at University she meets Frank, a lazy alcoholic who doesn't really care about being a University lecturer....   [tags: Papers]

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