A young student Rita meets on the university lawn. Tiger takes a liking to Rita because of her interesting ideas about literature, and he even invites her to come with him and his friends to the South of France for the holidays. When Rita tells Frank about Tiger, Frank is clearly jealous, immediately telling her that she shouldn’t go on the trip because she has exams—despite the fact that her exams are set to take place before the trip to France. Like Trish, Tiger comes to represent the kind of intellectual that Rita wants so badly to become, and he also embodies Frank’s fear that Rita is going to leave him behind in her pursuit to enter into the elite academic sphere.
Tiger (Tyson) Character Timeline in Educating Rita
The timeline below shows where the character Tiger (Tyson) appears in Educating Rita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two, Scene Two
Act Two, Scene Four
Act Two, Scene Seven