Do the pathways into a new world suggest possibilities? This question needs thinking and considered when you enter into a new world. “Educating Rita”, by Willy Russel is a play which demonstrates that new worlds offer possibilities and problems. In this play, Willie Russell has created two extremes of culture and put them together to focus on the differences between them and how these two cultures change as the play develops. Firstly there is Frank with a good job as a teacher and a large house and is well educated, who is contrasted with Rita who has a council house, works as a hairdresser and is not well educated. They first meet when Rita goes to Frank because she wants to be educated. As the play continues, Frank and Rita almost completely exchange roles as they are both unhappy with their culture and want to be more like the other The film “into the wild” is directed by Sean Penn peen and is about a young boy that lives into the wild because he has problems with parents.
The transition between the known and new worlds may be hindered by one’s limitation. In Willy Russel’s play “Educating”, Frank’s ability to move on from his low known world is limited by his opinion of himself and education. Frank asserts that he split from his wife due to poetry and now he doesn’t care about his students. Frank previously moved into the world, his wife “left me for the good of literature” Rita replies that “people don’t split up because of things like that”. The conversation previews the sacrifice that Rita will have to make when she moves into the world of literature.
Alcohol is a barrier to Frank’s self-awareness and therefore his ability to move into a new is quite difficult. He chose a different direction to overcome or defeat his problem in order to proceed by educating Rita.
Frank drinks lots of alcohol which creates a distance between him and Rita’s relationship and causes a decline in his career. “Because I want you to hear this when you’re sober”, suggests that...