Do you get a lot of students like me? ” Frank: “Not exactly, no… ” 2. Rata: “You work for the ordinary university, don’t y’? With the real students. ” 3. Rata: “If I pack the course In Ill post It to y. ” 4. Rata: “But If you want change have to do It from the Inside. ” 5. Frank: “l think you’re the first breath of air that’s been in this room for years. ” 6. Frank: “l think you’re marvelous. ” 7. Rata: “l don’t want baby yet. I want discover myself first. ” 8. Frank: “I’m actually appalling teacher… Palling teaching is quite In order for most of my appalling students. ” scene 2 1 . Rata: “If I’d started taking’ school seriously, I would have had to become different from me mates, an’ that’s not allowed. ” 2. Rata: “Studying’ was just for the whim’s, wasn’t it? ” 3. Rata: “Till one day, y own up to yourself an’ y’ say, Is this it? Is this the absolute maximum I can expect form this level’ lark? An’ that’s the big moment that one, that’s the point when y have to decide whether It’s goanna be another change of dress or a change In yourself.
An’ It’s really temple’ to go out an’ get another dress y’ know, it is. Coos it’s easy. It doesn’t cost anything’ it doesn’t upset anyone around y’. Like 4. Rata: ” an’ V all having’ a great time talking’ about something’ an’ tee next thing they want do is turn it into a lesson. ” 5. Frank: ” Possessing a hungry mind is not, in itself, a guarantee of success. ” Scene 3 Rata: “I’m dead ignorant know. ” 2. Rata: “I’m here to learn. My mind’s full of Junk, isn’t it? It needs a good clearing’ out. ” Scene 4 1. Rata: “Denny get’s dead marked if I work at home. He doesn’t like me doing’ this.
I can’t be bothered arguing’ with him. ” Rata: “Coos by us there is no mean’ of life. ” 3. Rata: “… They know they’ve got nothing’ as well. There’s like this soft of disease. But no one mentions it; everyone behaves as though it’s normal.. ” 4. Rata: muff know what I learnt from you, about art an’ literature, it feeds me, inside. I can get through the rest of the week if I know Eve got coming’ here to look forward to. Denny tried to stop me coming’ tonight. He tried to get me to go out to the pub with him an’ his mates. He hates me coming’ here. It’s like drug addicts, isn’t it?
They hate it when one of them tries to break away. It makes me stronger coming’ here. That’ what Dyne’s frightened of. ” Scene 6 Rata: “Well I Just – I Just had to tell someone who’d understand. ” Frank: “I’m honored that you chose me. ” Rata didn’t come to the party. 1. Rata: “… L was thinking’ what to wear.. I can say, what I can talk about. ” . An’ all the time I’m trying to think of things 2. Frank: “Don’t you realize how people would have seen you if you’d Just- Just razzed in? They would have seen someone who’s funny, delightful, charming… ” 3.
Rata: “Funny? What’s funny? I don’t want be funny. I want talk seriously with the rest of you, I don’t want spend the night taking’ the pips, coming’ on with the funnies because that’s the only way I can get into the conversation. I didn’t want to come to your house Just to play the court Jester. ” 4. Rata: “But I don’t want to be myself. Me? What’s me? Some stupid woman who gives us all a laugh because she thinks she can learn, because she thinks that one ay she’ll like the rest of them, talking’ seriously, confidently, with knowledge, living’ a civilized life. 5. Rata: “Because I’m a freak. I can’t talk to the people I live with any more. An’ I can’t talk to the likes of them on Saturday, or them out there, because I can’t learn the language. ” 6. Rata: “I’m a half-caste. ” 7. Rata: “l said, Why are y crying’, Mother? She said, ‘Because- because we could sing better songs than those. ‘ Denny pretending she hadn’t said it. But she had. And that’s why I come back. And that’s why I’m staying. “