Explain the reason why the character Rita Joe follows the path she does in the play? ( The Ecstasy of Rita Joe by George Ryga)

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The reason Rita Joe follows the path she does is two-fold: She came looking for a job; she was trapped by the city. In other words, the dominant reason Rita is that path is that she was forced onto it and, once on the path, had no way to turn aside as all circumstances then came to be determined by that path. The turning point was when two strange men offered her five dollars then arrested her for streetwalking: they were undercover policemen on the vice squad.

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