He stops drinking whisky and becomes more attentive. He becomes more light hearted and learns some of Rita’s phrases ‘Assonance, its just getting the rhyme wrong”.
Even with the fresh air that Rita provides she does not completely change Frank.
Towards the end of the play we can see the major change occurring in Rita.
With the quote “I have merely decided to talk properly.
In contrast to the point I made above let’s look at Rita at the start of the play.
Her bright, bold, bubbly character is revealed in the very first scene, as the two characters are introduced.Rita is trying to move up a class through doing this course.Frank does not change much but Rita provides a breath of fresh air.‘Educating Rita’, written by Willy Russell, follows the relationship between Rita, a young Liverpuldian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle aged University lecturer.One of the main themes in the play has been conveyed: personal relationships.As Trish says there is not a lot of point in discussing beautiful literature in an ugly voice” we can see that she has lost her individuality and flare in the fight to become the same as all the other students around her.She tries to talk in a posh way thinking that this would make her middle class.We see a difference in cultures from the start as when they first meet you see the different style of speech used. I think the big differences in culture and speech between the characters is easily seen and understood by the audience and it is the differences that make Rita and Frank’s relationship very unique.Frank uses clever vocabulary and proper English ‘There, you see, an example of assonance’, while Rita uses everyday language ‘Ta. Rita is obviously a working class person, in a society that isn’t really interested in literature and doesn’t like it while Frank is a middle-class person, a society where literature is important but Frank is getting bored of it.Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.This is not an example of the work produced by our Essay Writing Service.