GradeSaver, 21 May 2015 Web. As someone in an English Studies degree, Rita's story resonates with me on so many levels. The main theme of the merchant of Venice is anti-Semitism. These are all well-known authors implying that Frank has read many books. Then Rita starts a conversation on Franks wife. No sex scenes here, just discussions of literature and mainly of life. Independence has given Rita the knowledge of how to support herself and most importantly of all, choice.
Kate on the other hand is the older sister, foul and bad tempered, a women no man would. He says maybe he would not be so prone to disappearing from Julia if she was more like Rita. Combining these two themes, creates curiosity into how 'a pair of. In light of this, readers should bear in mind that in the past, England has been starkly divided along socioeconomic lines. In this play we have a 26 year old woman called Rita whom is a mature woman, seeking an education, as she didn't take the opportunity to learn when she was an amateur student, because of the environment she lived in and the fact she didn't want to learn due to her popularity and her working class culture. Well, if you think of the first scene in which Rita forces the door to open as Rita's determination to get educated, maybe you will search for such excellent use of symbolism throughout the play, and the more you read it carefully, the more you'll like it, and give it a higher score as a result.
This gives the effect of an intellectual play in a grand environment. Frank is amused and intrigued by her. I will focus on the two main characters Rita and Frank. She does not have much manners and is not really well raised. He is afraid of change. Russell has also written television projects, including the one-off drama, Our Day Out, which aired in 1977.
As so often the case, the movie was more elaborate with additional scenes, some of which were spoken of or retold by the actors in the play. In the second act Rita returns from summer camp she is excited and would like to share everything with Frank, she is very open minded, and she likes to talk a lot. Although Shakespeare was only 52 when he died he wrote 38 different plays, this. In , a self-assured professor decides to test his abilities by educating a working-class woman. This adds to the scene being so dramatically effective as do other happenings throughout the length of the scene.
In both these accounts, moving into a new world involves difficulties and challenges, both characters strive for an education to achieve their desired outcome. The two themes, love and hate, are like twins separated at birth, brought up in different backgrounds, a totally different society. She strives to change classes, and although is different from her working class peers, she still isn't ready to be accepted as middle class. Rita is a young woman in her mid twenty? Why do you think this would be so? The scene is central to the plot because it sets up a chain of events leading to a tragic. Frank on the other hand is Rita? This implies that Romeo has been seen early in the morning upset and on his own. Willy Russell was born in 1947, Whiston, Liverpool. Bourgeoisie, High culture, Marxism 1892 Words 5 Pages does Shakespeare make Act 3 Scene 1 such a dramatic scene? The stage directions emphasises the importance of this action going to a draw taking out the poems and then the demonstration of tearing them up in front of her.
Frank has stopped 'looking' at things. Rita's education turns her into a different person, but is she better, or worse as a result? He would rather waste his time doing that, whereas this is exactly what Rita is trying to get away from. Act 1 Scene 2 February 9th Battle is not going well. Educating Rita, Middle class, Social class 1512 Words 4 Pages obstacles. The play is based on Rita, the hairdresser who wants a better life, and begins this adventure by enrolling in an Open University course.
She becomes more arrogant and false in her behavior, even altering her accent to try and fit in with the middle class students. He allows alcohol and apathy to take control, wallowing in his depression and disillusionment. The dialects, books preferences, lifestyles. He puts his reputation at risk as a poet, teacher, role model and father figure for Rita. Rita is a twenty-six-year-old working-class hairdresser, married to Denny and living round the corner from her family.
An example of this would be the plays. The door handle and door symbolises the exclusion that Frank has with the outside world. Frank agrees to teach her but is openly disillusioned with education and tells her once he is done that she should leave and not come back. She does not suffer fools gladly, though at the outset she lacks confidence. He seems to be cut off from 'real' life, unlike Rita, who is a very practical woman.
Literature essays have to be written to a sort of formula. He can no longer get through the day and manage his various affairs without the assistance of drink. The final scene is a kind of reconciliation, but the outcome is left unresolved. Rita also talks to Frank about the definition of tragedy and she comes to the conclusion that there is a difference between. The success of the opening scene was the result of Russell having to focus on dramatic devices, language use and contrast in his two main characters; Rita and Frank.