He stops drinking whisky and becomes more attentive. He becomes more light hearted and learns some of Rita’s phrases ‘Assonance, its just getting the rhyme wrong”.
Even with the fresh air that Rita provides she does not completely change Frank.
This is not normally used because a really good plot would be needed to keep the audience interested.
The advantage of this is the audience can easily see and understand the relationship between the main characters.
As Trish says there is not a lot of point in discussing beautiful literature in an ugly voice” we can see that she has lost her individuality and flare in the fight to become the same as all the other students around her.
She tries to talk in a posh way thinking that this would make her middle class.In contrast to the point I made above let’s look at Rita at the start of the play.Her bright, bold, bubbly character is revealed in the very first scene, as the two characters are introduced.She makes a very dramatic entrance, bursting through the door, swearing, and immediately drawing all attention to her; “It’s that stupid bleedin’ handle on the door.” With the phrase “stupid bleedin’ ” Willy Russell is showing how Rita isn’t really sure how to act, and her insecurity and nerves make her appear in such a loud manner.This shows how little she understands of formal interview situations.Throughout the play there are different examples of barricades.The play is mainly set in Frank’s office and the first barricade is right at the start of the play when Rita has trouble opening the door.Her swearing makes this comment more jaw-dropping and unsettling, especially since this is her first meeting with Frank.The incomplete words show how strong a Liverpuldian…We see a difference in cultures from the start as when they first meet you see the different style of speech used. I think the big differences in culture and speech between the characters is easily seen and understood by the audience and it is the differences that make Rita and Frank’s relationship very unique.Frank uses clever vocabulary and proper English ‘There, you see, an example of assonance’, while Rita uses everyday language ‘Ta. 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.