The Challenges Of Transformation In Educaing Rita And Clint Eastwood's Educating Rita
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For one to undergo a state of transition they must face and overcome the barriers associated with society’s harsh censure to change. Willy Russell’s play “Educating Rita” and Clint Eastwood’s film “Changeling” both reflect on the profound concept of individuals ultimately conforming to a new social context. The process of transforming will often be faced with many difficulties and will result in the individual proceeding into a new life phase.
In Willy Russell’s play Educating Rita, he highlights using Rita the challenges an individual will face when attempting to progress from their current self.The crucial obstacles she faces arouse from her lecturer Frank and her husband denny. Denny has very traditional ideas about the social role of a good women, He does not only fail to support her educational effort, but even obstructs them wherever he can. This is demonstrated in Act 1 scene three “Denny gets really pissed off if I work at home.He doesn’t like me doing this course” this reveals to the audience the issues present between Rita and Denny thus foreshadowing there eventual break-up. Consequently, the deconstruction of Rita and Denny’s relationship is a metaphorical representation of 1970’s-1980’s UK, where Divorce rates increased mainly because of the 1970’s-80 feminist movement which pushed for equal rights and devalued the topic of creating a family. Another challenge posed to Rita is her