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Educating Rita by Willy Russell "Educating Rita" shows the major changes which take place in the primary character, an initially narrow minded, outspoken and exceptionally naïve Liverpudlian trapped by her working class life. Rita thinks a gain in wisdom and worldly knowledge will alter this, and set her "spare". She strives to alter courses, and although is different from her working group peers, she still is not ready to be recognized as middle class. She aims to reach her goal through an Open University course, yet naively considers understanding what books to read and clothes to wear will allow her to immediately become accepted as a member of her preferred social strata. Change is an important portion of the drama, affecting Rita in both positive and negative ways. It demonstrates how the influence of education can help to bring about such changes, and the way finally Rita can conquer and negative problems and settle on a happy balance. Rita can also be molded by her coach, Frank, and learns a excellent deal from him, whilst also teaching him in many ways. Rita's vivid, daring, bubbly character is shown from the very first scene, even because the two characters have been introduced. She makes a very striking entry, bursting through the door, swearing, and instantly drawing all attention to her. She is not really sure how to act, and her insecurities and nerves make her appear in such a loud manner. This shows how little she understands of formal meeting scenarios- you would expect her to appear fairly meekly, maybe shy, and also quite formally, however she acts cheekily and informally. For example, not only does she ask Frank if she can smoke, however, she also gets out her smokes before he has had a chance to reply. She even offers him one, trying...