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    Rita’s preference to sit on the grass shows she wants to be a real student. The window is also a metaphor for new opportunity as we see Rita “opening the window” . The entire idea of Frank’s office as a metaphor. This represents the world of academia and the outside can symbolise the upper class culture, therefore, the only way between the two is Frank’s office, in fact the idea of the “window” used by Willy Russell to show a new opportunity for both of the protagonists. Rita brings with her a "small can of oil" which she uses to allow the door to open effortlessly; this is ironic because she is trying to making her conversion smooth. The idea that Rita “walks around the room” shows us that she has broken the barrier but is not comfortable or stable in the upper-class society. Russell also shows that she will do anything to get her education. To a modern day audience, Rita’s role in her route to gaining education shows she is an ‘excitable and likeable and every inch the endearing student’ Ibsen and Russell that the women have not let men dominate their personality. Contradictory with Nora, Rita is bubbly, vibrant and…

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    Educating Rita “Transitions into new phases of life can affect perceptions of individuals and society” “Educating Rita” a play by Willy Russell composer and play write explores how transitions are revealed through the change of perceptions of individuals and society through the two protagonists Frank and Rita. In conjunction with “Then and Now” a poem by Aboriginal activist and poet Oodergeroo Noonuccal, explores the impact of the assimilation policy on aboriginal culture. Through…

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    Transitions are changes which may by intentional or inevitable and they create and disconnect relationships, due to new perspectives. Transitions are explored within the drama Educating Rita by Willy Russell and the collage picture book “Windows” by Jennie Baker. The drama explores transitions through the relationship between Rita, a working class women and Frank a university professor, as Rita strives to break free of the class boundaries that restrict her and become educated, allowing her to…

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    Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell is a story about two twin brothers born in a unfortunate working class with a abandoned mother, named Mrs Johnstone. Mickey and Eddie are the twins. The main theme “seems to be saying that the real world social forces the shape of people’s lives.” The variance between social class effects most of the characters in the play, this expresses the story about family and friendship, which fluctuates the heart of the play and the core behind the social class. Willy…

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    Scene One Characters: Russell - very careless, funny, normally energetic, is mean to most people except his close friends Markus - Boastful, and sometimes speaks very monotone to be funny/ or sarcastic Darnell- Group friend leader, always funny, great athlete, not smart, give good advice to Russell Setting: Location: During lunch, it’s a short day, this is near the outside table benches, At Rise: At rise Russell is sitting at the school bench, thinking about how he’s going to be…

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    Peter's answer was somehow provocative " And am I the guinea pig for today"?" (40). Jerry sees Peter as a very "sweet man" (47) that "possessed of a truly enviable innocence" (48). Anita Stenz states that the "stage directions" show that Peter "resists communication with others, or at any rate, with Jerry" (449). At the very beginning of the play, one might believe that Peter's character is unchangeable and that he will remain the same person until the end, but the fact is that Peter at the…

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    In Death of a Salesman by, Arthur Miller, Willy has a desire to be a good father to his son were his dad was not. Willy believes that if he can instill the correct values into Biff so he can be like himself or more successful. The problem Willy is confronted with is that he cares too much as if he is trying to emulate his life in Biffs. Compared to Willy Charley takes a position of hands off while still teaching Bernard to be a good student and by working hard because it will pay dividends later…

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    Remaining within Old Lines: An Examination of Daphne Berdahl’s Where the World Ended In Where the World Ended, Daphne Berdahl explores via ethnographic study the creation and evolution of identities in the town of Kella. Located within the 500-meter Schutzstreifen along the Grenze (the inter-German border during the Cold War), residents of Kella experienced strict surveillance from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and lived with additional regulations. Berdahl presents Kella as floating…

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    if they were to be tempted by the Snake which . If this is indeed the case, are God and the Snake are working together or even the same being? God must be coordinating with the Snake in order to test Mankind’s obedience to Him. I came to this conclusion when after carefully reading the text, I could find no purpose for the tree other than to be a test for Mankind. Placing the tree in the center of the garden and calling it off limits is just asking Mankind to try it. After Mankind resisted the…

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    For Willy, his adventurer / explorer brother, Ben, and his salesman hero, Dave Singleman, are images of success, but the character of Ben is fantastical and the achievements of Dave are idealised and exaggerated. Using these as his benchmarks, Willy can never achieve the success he so desperately craves. Through a series of flashbacks in the play, where we witness Willy's persistent efforts to make the American Dream a reality for himself and his family, Miller launches a scathing attack on the…

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