Educating Rita

by

Willy Russell

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Rubyfruit Jungle

In Educating Rita, Rita Mae Brown’s 1973 novel, Rubyfruit Jungle, represents the difference between open-mindedness and close-mindedness when it comes to literature and education. Known as the first lesbian coming-of-age novel, Rubyfruit Jungle

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Dresses

In Educating Rita, Rita’s habit of buying dresses symbolizes her desire to bring about meaningful change in her life. In a discussion about her educational background and her experience growing up in the working…

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