BBC Bitesize - GCSE English Literature - Form, structure and language - Revision 3
whether or not Inspector Goole is a real inspector, they cannot deny what they have all done, .. the use of cliff hangers especially used to show Sheila and Gerald‟s relationship and problems (it Section B: Responding to an unseen poem. How does Gerald see his relationship with Sheila at the end of the play? Gerald In An Inspector Calls, what quotes relate to Eric being guilty for pushing Eva to . AO3 Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which Complete the boxes below with quotes from the stage directions. . Sheila Birling asked for Eva Smith to be sacked from Millwards (a clothing Gerald returns and announces that there is no 'Inspector Goole' at Brumley police station.
From her interaction with Sheila the audience can see that Eva had a sense of humour.
BBC Bitesize - GCSE English Literature - Characters - Eduqas - Revision 8
Her relationship with Gerald, when she changed her name to Daisy Renton, reveals her sensitivity. By the time she reaches Eric and Sybil, Eva is desperate and resourceful in trying to get herself help.
Eva is always referred to in a positive light by the characters that met her but the Inspector never lets the audience or the Birlings and Gerald forget her gruesome death. The Inspector's final speech reveals Priestley's lesson that there are millions of Eva Smiths being exploited and this must not continue.
How is Eva Smith like this? Evidence Analysis Strong willed Eva Smith shows that she is strong willed when she organises a strike for higher wages. This shows that she is not afraid to stand up to 'hard-headed' business men like Mr Birling.
A good worker too. In fact, the foreman there told me he was ready to promote her into what we call a leading operator - head of a small group of girls. But after they came back from their holidays that August, they were all rather restless, and they suddenly decided to ask for more money.
An Inspector Calls (Grades 9–1) York Notes
He sees her asking for more money as a bad thing, as Eric later states 'I don't see why she should have been sacked just because she'd a bit more spirit than the others. How has he chosen particular words to reflect this? What effect does this have on the audience?
After the act ended, there would be an intermission. The audience would go into the theatre bar buzzing with questions, desperate for the next act to start. Repetition In real life people repeat themselves - Priestley uses this technique to add a sense of realism and character to his dialogue.
Eric says 'He could. He could have kept her on instead of throwing her out. The playwright cannot rely on lengthy descriptions about actions and appearance. This repetition helps get across Eric's character in a subtle way.
Gasps and interruptions Priestley uses interruptions to add to the drama, a panicked Mr Birling quickly interrupts his daughter ' cutting in Just a minute, Sheila. Now, Inspector, perhaps you and I had better go and talk this over quietly in a corner-'.
This interruption shows that Mr Birling is afraid that his daughter is going to get them into trouble by saying too much.
This makes the audience dislike Mr Birling further. He is shown to be a man who will try to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.
Stage directions Priestley helps actors with their delivery of lines. Mr Birling loses patience ' rather impatiently Yes, yes. The effect in this case is to show the arrogance of Mr Birling, he is trying to hurry the Inspector along.
Stage directions can be used for a wide range of different purposes.