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pdodd | Sunday December 01, 2013

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Section A Modern Prose or Drama

1. JB Priestley - An Inspector Calls

How does Priestley present the character of Gerald to explore the importance of honesty in An Inspector Calls? (30+4)

Answers might include some of the following:

AO1

  • An understanding of Gerald’s character and his levels of honesty
  • His relationship with members of the Birling family, Eva Smith and the Inspector
  • His changing behaviour from confidence at the beginning to being circumspect at the end
  • His changed relationship with Sheila and how honesty is a factor here.

AO2

  • Comments on Priestley’s use of language to present Gerald
  • His smugness in tone throughout the play / his use of short, assertive sentences
  • Comments on stage directions relevant to Gerald
  • How language shows his status alongside the Birling family.

AO3

  • Gerald’s ideas about social responsibility
  • Gerald’s beliefs around class and upbringing
  • Discussions around what brings about Gerald’s change
  • How Priestley uses the character of Gerald to explore honesty.

2. JB Priestley – An Inspector Calls

How does Priestley explore the importance of learning from experience in An Inspector Calls? (30+4)

Answers might include some of the following:

AO1

  • Response to what learning various characters in the play may have undergone or may not have undergone
  • The reaction of such characters as Mr and Mrs Birling, Sheila, Eric, Gerald to events and the learning process
  • The role of the Inspector in the learning process and the opportunities he offers
  • The differences between the younger and older characters in this process and their differing views on social responsibility.

AO2

  • The use of the Inspector as a dramatic device to enable characters to learn
  • Language and presentation around anger, defensiveness and acceptance
  • Use of stage directions, pauses, hesitancy...

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