This is important to the structure of the play as its presented early on in the second scene suggesting that there is room for her grow and adapt to the life of a educated woman. Imagery is also used to show amusement and create comedy ‘nah, just normal y’know... knives and fights’. The tone in which Rita says this is calm, almost too calm considering the situation. The imagery is very strong with ‘knives’ and ‘fights’ giving connotations of danger and violence. The comedy however is created with the fact that the violence is amusing because it’s the exact opposite of what you expect a school to be like.
Rita's ultimate goal is to change classes; she doesn't want to be dubbed 'middle class,' and enrolls in an Open University course as a result. She thinks that knowing what books to read and which clothes to wear will give her access to her chosen social strata. This change affects her both positively and negatively throughout the course of the play. 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. Rita is trying to move up a class through doing this course.
Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice have brought up Eddie’ s niece Catherine like their own daughter. Eddie is a kind but strict guardian. He loves his niece but wants to be in control. In the first scene, he tells her that her new clothes are too sexy, then that she can’t take the job she wants. He tells her that she is acting in a way he doesn't approve of, he says that she is ‘walkin’ wavy’ and that this is making men notice her and ‘their heads are turning like windmills’.
Professor Dan Rebellato states that: “we laugh at something because we feel superior to it”. This is valid as the audience laugh at Frank not understanding the joke. However, we may also laugh at Rita not understanding Frank’s references. People in the audience may understand Frank’s references if read well which would be typical of people who attend the theatre. Andrew Edwards, a set designer for a production of ‘Educating Rita’ claimed that: ‘a lot of
Throughout the opening scene of the movie, the director has immediately introduced gender stereotype with fast flashing shots of the main character, Andy, and other models getting ready. This film technique assists in contrasting between a working class women and a model; which illustrates fantasy and reality. Through the use of music, Frankel has successfully established gender stereotype in women with the lyrics ‘Suddenly I see, this is what I want to be’, while showing shots of glamorous models changing, eating their small portions and putting make-up on; this implies that this is the way all women want to be. The use of lighting is also crucial as the bright, white colouring of the models apartments portrays their glamour and status in society. As the models are changing, we’re given close up shots of each of them preparing for their day and the use of costume is effective because you see all the models wearing lingerie which shows women as sexual objects for men.
Critics say that the main focus of Educating Rita is the English class system and the clash of cultures, however there are many other themes portrayed in the play that are of equal importance. As the title would suggest, one of the key themes in Educating Rita is indeed education. Rita strives to become educated after taking school for granted before. Frank asks her “what do you want to know?” and Rita replies “everything” showing her thirst for knowledge and her enthusiasm to learn. However, when Rita first meets Frank she is a working class, pop cultured hairdresser who knows nothing of English Literature, shown when asking Frank “what is assonance?” But, through education she learns more than just literature, which she exposes when, at the end, she reveals she can make her own choices, “I’ll make a decision.” This displays how education has a huge impact on both Rita and the play, making it a very important theme in the play.
Throughout the first chapter, Mr Bennet toys with his wife by feigning and then dropping interest on the subject of Netherfields owner, when in fact later we realise he has known of Mr Bingley all along. This is an example used by Austen to show the reader that Mr Bennet uses his wife as his source of entertainment in the sense that he tends to laugh at her a lot. During the conversation, he sarcastically suggests that Mrs Bennet is just as pretty as any of their daughters and could just as easily
Also, Andy has a secret agenda to see if he can put a spark in his mom’s romantic life by possibly crossing paths with an old flame of hers. Going into this movie, I didn’t have very high expectations which probably explains why I was pleasantly surprised. The Guilt Trip is far from a cinematic masterpiece but it has its tender moments that most anybody can relate to. My favorite aspect of this movies is how it didn’t shy away from the moments of sadness or regret. It’s easy for actors to stage pratfalls and speak profanity.
He laid particular stress on your German, as he was leaving for town yesterday. Indeed, he always lays stress on your German when he is leaving for town.” She is the opposite of Gwendolen Fairfax which is sophisticated well educated and lives her life according to society rules of the time, but yet Cecily seems the most realistic person on the play, she even has an imaginary relationship with Earnest, Jack’s imaginary brother at the country and Jack’s name in London. Both Gwendolen and Cecily fall in love with Earnest but here once again we can see the difference between them, Cecily loved him because he was wicked as Jack described him, and Gwendolen on the other hand loved him because of his christian name. Cecilys simplicity is noticed one the way how she dresses as well even why she was wealthy and she could live the same way as Gwendolen, her dress is pretty simple and her hair very natural as Lady Barcknell describes her look in ACT 3 ( Lady Bracknell. [Sitting down again.]
Rita are instantly introduced as a straightforward woman, with realistic views, embossed by her career as a hairdresser, she comes to the Open university with stubborn will to do develop her life, to get rid of the old, and push her potentials. However Rita, is, not really “study material”. She has a simplistic vocabulary, broad dialect, inappropriate way of behaviour considering university standards and she is hilariously dead honest. Frank, the depressed, miserable, drunk professor set to coach Rita, sees that if Rita will ever have a chance of becoming a student, he would have to change her personality to. Furthermore, Rita herself sees that becoming a student, would eventually push her out of her comfort zone.