Tag: GCSE Literature
Why does Mr Birling “clearly relax” when Edna leaves the room? (#LivesIntertwined pt. 6)
Why does Mr Birling only relax when Edna leaves the room? It’s the first of several such moments during the play where we’re given the distinct impression that Arthur feels uncomfortable around his staff. Let’s explore why this may be the case.
The chain begins! How Priestley’s 1946 cast bridge the past and present… (#LivesIntertwined pt. 3)
Did you know that the late, great Alec Guinness played Eric in the first British production of An Inspector Calls? Here’s why it’s so important (and why the rest of the original cast are pretty amazing as well)!
Close reading: ‘An Inspector Calls’ (#LivesIntertwined pt. 2)
The first entry in a running commentary of An Inspector Calls, consisting of shorter and more personal responses to notable moments of language, structure, character and theme as they arise.
Grief, loss and the lies we tell ourselves: why Mrs Birling in ‘An Inspector Calls’ deserves our sympathy… (#LivesIntertwined pt. 1)
Now that I’m a dad, I can’t help but think that Mrs Birling deserves just the tiniest bit of sympathy at the end of ‘An Inspector Calls’. Hear me out…
“I never got that letter”: writing “Curley’s wife”
That lower-case “w” in “Curley’s wife” stands for some terrible, terrible things. It would be nice to capitalise it, to give it the appearance of a name, to treat it as a title rather than as an insult. But we can’t…