Try making notes/planning a response for these tasks to help support your revision. Expert learners should select an extract from the play which they think could be used in the exam for that character/topic:
How does Priestley present Eric in An Inspector Calls?
what Eric says and does
how other characters respond to him
the methods Priestley uses to present Eric.
Write about the differences between Sheila and Sybil Birling in the play An Inspector
You should write about:
what they say and do
their different attitudes
the methods Priestley uses to present Sheila and Sybil Birling.
How is Eva Smith presented in An Inspector Calls?
• What happens to her and how other characters respond to her
• The methods Priestley uses to present Eva Smith
How does Priestley present ideas about how we should treat other people in An Inspector Calls?
• The ideas in the play
• The methods Priestley uses to present these ideas to the audience
How does Priestley show that tension is at the heart of the Birling family?
Priestley criticises the selfishness of people like the Birlings. What methods does he use
to present this selfishness?
‘Inspector Goole merely functions as a mouthpiece for Priestley’s ideas.’
What do you think is the Inspector’s function in the play and how does Priestley present him?
How does Priestley show the differences in attitudes between the generations in An Inspector Calls?