Important Quotations Below Is a selection of some of the best quotations from ‘Educating Rata’. Learn approximately 10 which cover various ideas- I. E. Rite’s struggle, Denny, Franks problems etc. “I’m coming in, aren’t l? It’s that stupid bleeding handle on the door. You want get it fixed! ” – Symbolizes Rite’s struggle to enter academic world. “Everything I know–and you must listen to TLS–l’s that I know absolutely nothing. ” “Do you think it’s erotic… Look at those its! ” “God, what’s it like to be free? ” “See If I’d started taking school seriously I would have been different from my mates, ND that’s not allowed. “My mind’s full of Junk isn’t it? It needs a good clearing out. ” “I’ve been realizing’ for ages that I was, y’ know, slightly out of step. I’m twenty-six. I should have had a baby by now; everyone expects It. I’m sure me husband thinks I’m sterile. He was Minoan’ all the time, y’ know, ‘Come often pill, let’s have a baby. ‘ I told him lid come fit, just to shut him up. But I’m still on it. See, I don’t want baby yet. I want discover myself first. Do you understand that? ” “Found a culture, have you, Rata? Found a better song to sing, have you?
No–you have found a deferent song, that’s all. And on your lips It’s shrill and hollow and tuneless. Oh, Rata, Rata… ” “l can’t talk to the people I live with anymore. An’ I can’t talk to the likes of them [the academic crowd], because I can’t learn the language. I’m a half-caste. ” “Because I think your marvelous. Do you know you’re the first breath of fresh air that’s been In here for years. ” – Frank Is In awe of Rata “I’d just play another record or buy another dress an’ stop worrying” Frank symbolically puts her essay on the pile with the others because it would not kook out of place. It wouldn’t look out of place with these. ” “The great thing about the booze Is that It makes one believe that under all the talk, esteem. “I don’t know that I want to teach you. What you have is already valuable. ” – Frank recognizes that Rata has something he will never be able to teach- honesty. (Offering a haircut and perhaps more at the end of the play) – “I’m goanna take ten years off you. ” -Rata is now the one looking after Frank “He thinks we’ve got choice already: choice between Overtone an’ Liverpool, choosing’ which washing’ powder… Housing’ between Stork an’ butter. – Rata mocks her own class- the working class. She is clearly dissatisfied with her life. ‘I don’t want to be funny I want talk seriously with the rest of you I don’t want to come to your house Just to play the court Jester. ‘ I asked her why. I said. Why are crying’, Mother? She said, ‘Because- because we could sing better songs than those. ‘ – Rata is aware that there is more to life than drinking, shopping and singing. She wants more from her life. “Like what you’ve got to be into is music an’ clothes an’ looking’ for a feller, wonky the Ella qualities of life. “Denny gets dead marked if I work at home. He doesn’t like me doing this. ” “Denny found out I was on the pill again; it was my fault, I left my prescription out. He burnt all me books. ” “… He’s wondering where the girl he married has gone to… She’s gone an’ Vive taken her place. ” “This tutor came up to me… An’ he said, “Are you fond of Firefighting? ” It was right on the tip of me tongue, to say, “Only when it’s served with Parmesan cheese”, but, Frank, I didn’t! ” “l heard one of the saying’ as a novel he preferred Lady Chatterer to Sons and Lovers.
I thought , I can keep walking’ and ignore it, or I can put him straight. So I put him straight. ” -Rite’s confidence is growing. “For students they don’t half come out with some rubbish you know. ” “I’ll tell you what you can’t bear, Mr.. Self-pitying Pips Artist. What you can’t bear is that I am educated now. What’s up, Frank, don’t y’ like me now that the little girl’s grown up, now that y’ can no longer bounce me on daddy’s knee an’ watch me stare back in wide-eyed wonder at everything he has to say? I’m educated, I’ve got what you don’t need you anymore. I’ve got a room full of books.
I know what clothes to wear, what wine to buy, what plays to see, what papers and books to read. I can do without you. ” found a different song, that’s all. And on your lips it’s shrill and hollow and tuneless. I shall change my name; from now on I shall insist upon being known as Mary, Mary Shelley – Frank compares himself to Mary Shelley, the author of ‘Frankincense,’ as he feels he has created a monster in Rata. “l might go to France. I might go to my mother’s. I might even have a baby. I Dunn. I’ll make a decision. I’ll choose. ” – At last, Rata is in control of her life.