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From the opening scene of the play Rita comes across as a confident women who is common and speaks her own mind However in act one scene one when she says the proper students it means that she does not think that she is a proper student She thinks that real students are the people who have passed their A-levels and who go out drinking and partying all night This shows that she does not feel as if she is as good as them so in reality she is not that confident in herself Her language shows the audience just how common she is the way she abbreviates words like y know an and turning because into Cos She does not really use proper English grammar she probably does not know how too It also appears as if Rita can not go for one minute without swearing which just exaggerates the commonness in her The audience might be shocked by the amount of swearing in the play but because frank likes Rita he allows it The audience might expect the play to be more formal as it is in a theatre and they are probably higher-class people Willy Russell the author based this play upon his life and his experiences the modern themes such as marriage divorce and going on the pill were purposely written about because it is what Rita experienced The play was meant to reflect what life was like in the 1980s so that younger working class people would be drawn in the theatre Willy Russell wanted people to stop thinking that the theatre was for higher-class people he wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the experience He wrote this play because he knew it would be of interest to the working class everything from the swearing to the modern themes were intentional as they are relevant to them The fact that Rita does not know Frank and
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