In this lesson, we will explore how Priestley uses the Inspector as a catalyst designed to engineer change in the play, as well as revisiting Priestley's core message of socialism. We will also analyse Priestley's use of stagecraft and how it is used at the start and end of the play to create dramatic moments.
In this lesson, we will explore how Priestley presents the differences between Mr. Birling and the Inspector. We will revisit some key contextual knowledge about the differences between life in 1912 when the play was set and 1945 when it was written.
In this lesson, we will examine how Priestley presents the upper class Edwardian women by exploring Sheila's character. We will compare Sheila Birling to Eric Birling and explore her transformation as the play develops.
In this lesson, we will explore how Priestley presents the character of Eric Birling. We will explore how our sympathies towards Eric develop in the play, as well as revisiting contextual information about traditional gender roles in the Edwardian era.
In this lesson, we will focus on how Priestley presents the character of Mr. Birling. We will explore the character development of Mr. Birling and revise key contextual knowledge that allows us to form a developed interpretation of his character.
In this lesson, we will explore Priestley's negative portrayal of Mrs. Birling. We will explore how her character develops in the play and revise key contextual knowledge that allows us to develop a detailed interpretation of her character.
In this lesson, we will explore the central theme of the play: responsibility. We will explore how the narrative structure conveys Priestley's message of collective responsibility.
In this lesson, we will explore how Priestley creates empathy for his message of social responsibility through the character of Eva Smith. We will explore how Eva is presented as a victim of capitalist greed.
In this lesson, we will explore the relationship between the older and younger generations in the play. We will explore the changing dynamics between the characters by contrasting how they are presented in Act 1 and Act 3.
In this lesson, we will explore how the Inspector offers an intellectual and moral authority which influences the younger Birlings as well as creating a more hopeful message for the future of society.
In this lesson, we will explore how characters in the play challenge traditional class and gender roles. We will explore key context about gender as well as focus on the characters of Eva and Sheila as examples of women developing independence and breaking away from traditional gender roles.
In this lesson, we will explore the rigid class structure and the character of Gerald Croft. We will explore the class structure in more detail to understand why the characters react differently to the Inspector's warning.
Units in English
- Romeo and Juliet
- An Inspector Calls
- Blood Brothers
- Revisiting: Macbeth
- Revisiting: Romeo and Juliet
- Revisiting: An Inspector Calls
- Revisiting: Blood Brothers
- A Christmas Carol
- Jekyll and Hyde
- AQA Power and Conflict Poetry
- Revisiting: A Christmas Carol
- Revisiting: Jekyll and Hyde
- AQA Love and Relationships Poetry
- Edexcel Conflict Poetry
- Edexcel Time and Place Poetry
- Edexcel Relationships Poetry
- Eduqas Poetry
- OCR Conflict Poetry