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Frank and Rita's Relationship At the onset of the drama, Frank and Rita could be seen as opposites; Frank is a middle aged academic, whilst Rita is a youthful, female hairdresser. Any friendship between the two seems unlikely, but they quickly warm to one another as first appearances show. Both of them are involved in unsatisfactory relationships, and they both want more from life than it appears to offer. The major difference between the characters would be that, whereas Rita has recognized her unhappiness and can be decided to alter it through getting educated, Frank is negative and wants to drown his sorrows in alcohol. Frank and Rita become friends because she needs him to teach her, and he needs the energy and freshness which she brings to his lifestyle. Willy Russell presents Frank and RitaвЂ™s connection, and the changes it goes through, at many different ways. The connection starts off well when they satisfy each other in scene one and the comparison of personalities is shown very well, Frank leads the dull way of life, whereas Rita excels in and is filled with life- their characters and personalities are entirely opposite. Frank could do with a bit of something different in his life and this is why he takes to her so warmly. I think that the reader comes under the belief that Frank might want something from the connection besides teaching his literary knowledge. RITA: This Forster, fair to God that he doesnвЂ™t half get on my tits. FRANK: Good. You must show me the signs. This quote indicates that Frank loves to flirt with Rita and shows that literary wisdom isn't really that is in his head. Rita, but only wants to find out and be great friends with Frank but nothing much longer. By RitaвЂ™s perspective fra...