Significant experiences in people’s lives provide opportunities for growth and development. Going ‘into the world’ means moving from familiar experiences to new horizons. When going from familiar experiences to new ones, obstacles are usually overcome before being totally successful. Individuals might be given advice and/or guided through the transformation to reaching new horizons. Great rewards and opportunities also come about while going through the process of growth and development. The script of Educating Rita, by Willy Russel, about the transformation of a woman going into the world, is great proof for the persuasion of the statement, as well as a visual text from the Sunday telegraph called, Two Boys in Redfern.
Individuals moving into the world, are bound to come across many obstacles that they overcome to be successful. “I’m coming aren’t I? It’s that stupid bleeding door of yours” complains Rita, at the initial stage of going into the word. The door is a symbol for the barrier of going into the world. As Rita progresses, the door becomes easier to open, until she’s at the final stage of going into the world, when she bursts through the door. Also from ‘Two Boys in Redfern,’ the fence also acts as a barrier, and the ledge going across it is the extra effort needed to overcome the barrier, they have to put effort into finding the gap then more effort with stepping over the ledge. These are symbols of the obstacles of going into the world and the effort needed. Once obstacles are overcome, it’s an education for individuals, it provides growth and development.
Although obstacles have to be overcome when going into the world, there usually is a mentor guiding the individual into the world. Frank is the mentor for Rita, “If I had gotten another tutor, I wouldn’t still be here,” Rita shows her appreciation of Frank, by using high modality to explain that he is the reason she’s still carrying on with the process of going into the world....
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