The Character of Rita in Educating Rita

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The Character of Rita in Educating Rita

In the play of Educating Rita, which is written by Willy Russell, there is a student aged twenty-six years old who is a hairdresser and also is a working class called Rita. Rita lives with her husband called Denny however Rita and Denny love each other so very much.
Denny wants Rita to have a baby but Rita is on a pill to stop from having a baby, but Denny does not know about it, but then finds out later in the play. Rita wants to explore herself and learn, that is why she goes to University to find a tutor to help her learn.

Willy Russell faced some problems when trying to introduce the play.
He had to introduce 2 main characters, Rita and Frank. He introduced
Rita as being really
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I think that she is willing to give up anything just for her education and I also think that after her education she will make choices, which her husband will like and agree with such as having a baby and starting a family.

Another relationship would be Frank and his wife Julia. In the first scene Frank gets a call from Julia, which shows the audience that
Frank has a wife and Willy Russell makes the audience notice that
Frank has an alcohol problem because of the way he is talking to his wife. Julia phones Frank and starts talking about the food, which she cooked for him and which she accidentally burnt and then Julia talks about what she will do with the burnt food. On the phone they were talking about where he will go after he finishes and he said that he would go to the pub later. It shows clearly in their dialogue when he says, "I don't need determination to get me into a pub…" he said this because he does not need a purpose to get himself into a pub and that he will go to the pub after he finishes. After Frank replaces the receiver Willy Russell makes Frank say "Yes, that's it, you just pop-off and put your head in the oven" Willy Russell made Frank say this because Willy Russell has to entertain his audience and make it humorous at the same time.

With all these problems, Willy Russell had to come up with devices to overcome the problems. The device Willy Russell used
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