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    Educating Rita Essay

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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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    Everyday individuals are faced with challenges that can vary from being big or small. By overcoming these challenges, individuals can be presented with transitions in life that may be confronting, exciting or transformative. In class we have studied the play ‘Educating Rita’ by Willy Russell and the feature article ‘The REAL Sarah Harris’ to provide us with examples of individuals that experience transitions that provide them with growth and change. These transitions allow the individuals to…

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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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    Educating Rita Transitions

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    offended to not caring what others thought about where he lived, it also shows how he’s changed as a person from being talked about to a famous Australian poetry winner. The poet does many hand gestures to demonstrate what he’s talking about as he says “in spray can fumes & opals of oil,” and “in kick flips & crossovers, cuts & kebab shops” the poet uses stage directions to create an image in the audiences mind as to what he saw and lived throughout his childhood years, Omar says “the kids of…

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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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    Jeeps Research Paper

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    In 1941 the Willys MB and Ford GPW was created for military use. The Willys and Ford have a short name called Jeep, Jeep was standard for 4X4 off road vehicle. The Willys and Ford were created to move groups from point A to B. They were also used to get the soldiers to medical attention faster. The Jeep was produced to help the USA military. Why was the willys produced as a 4x4? Why wasn't the willys produced in 4 seat forms and not more? The Willys was one of the best military vehicles built…

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