Educating Rita

In Willy Russel’s play "," some marks of a love story are to be noticed between both characters. They each show marks of affection for each other. The main aspect of a love story is to have two characters of opposite sex, being attracted to one another. The attraction of two people especially deals with having a relationship. In "," this is not the case because only the male character is attracted to the female. In a love story, both characters are dependent on each other. They cannot live without their mate.
At the beginning of the play, Rita is dependent on Frank, although she is not attracted to him. "What do you want to know? – Everything." Later on ...

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characters start out living with someone else. Rita is married and lives with her husband, and Frank lives with his girlfriend. This is unusual, because a love story never starts this way. In a love story, the couple usually agrees on every point discussed, however not always, or generally shares all of their common interests. These two characters do not share all the same common interests. One loves the drink, the other hates it. "Y’ wanna be careful with that stuff, it kills y’ brain cells."
A perfect example of a love story is "Sleeping Beauty." The two main characters contain all of the characteristics to make a perfect couple. "Romeo and Juliet" is also a very good love story, however ending in a tragedy. In "," the two characters only present a few of these attributes.
The first time that Rita meets Frank, she tells him everything that passes through her mind. She talks about her problems and her future, and tries to learn the most she ...

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her realize this, little by little, but Rita does not seem to notice. "What I’d actually like to do is to take you by the hand and run out of this room forever… Right now there’s a thousand things I’d rather do than teach; most of them with you, young lady…" The main reason that Frank does not tell Rita directly that he has feelings for her is because they have become too good friends, and he does not want to risk disrupting their friendship relationship. However Rita is not attracted to Frank. She is much younger than he is, still has choices to her future in her life, and is not seduced by him. "Tch – be serious…" This point opposes the true love story, in which both ...

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