TITLE: EXAM REVISION19 May 2013MR REES 1• LI: To know what to expect from the exam on Tuesday and howto use my time wisely.• To know what a good PEE(EE) looks like and TBAT attempt myown.• To have planned a revision timetable for the weekend.
READ OVER WHAT TO EXPECT IN THEEXAM…19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 2• 45 minutes• 2 questions• Mice and Men• Inspector Calls
WORDS THEY USE IN EXAMS?METHODS:19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 3• If the question says methods what do I talk about?• Language (formal and informal language of charactersshows what? /Use of symbolism / imagery/dramatic irony)• Structure (Time repeats itself in play/whodunit graduallyreveals characters involvement creating tension/ splittingapart family)• Stage Directions (Lighting/props/photo/doorbell/setting)• Tone / Style: Satire – criticizing views of certain people insociety in 1912-1945, morality play , whodunit
19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 4• For example:• Stager- Directions• Refer to the lighting of the room, how it sets the tone of the play. Whatdoes the description rose-tinted mean to you?• why Inspector Goole visits• One or two sentences about Gerald‟s discovery of the Inspector later inthe playStyle /ToneThis is a Morality Play:Instruct audiences about how man should choose to be good over thetemptations of evil.
THE DOORBELL AS A DRAMATICDEVICE P1119 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 5“a man has to mind his own business and look afterhimself and his own- and-”We hear the sharp ring of a doorbell“That‟ll stop me giving you good advice… feelingcontented, for once, I wanted you to have thebenefit of my experience.”The doorbell stops Birling‟s pompous speech; it isalmost a signal for the audience, indicating thatthere is going to be a sudden end to his selfishways.
19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 6“unless Eric‟s been up to something…”This little comment creates tension, the title of theplay and Eric‟s reaction to these words suggestthat there has been some sort of crimecommitted.“Give us some more light” p11The word light can be taken metaphorically orliterally; light as in turning on a lamp or light as infinding out the truth. Compare this comment tothe „pink‟ lighting on page 1. Have you ever heardthe saying „rose-tinted glasses‟?
INSPECTOR GOOLE‟S ARRIVAL19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 7“Creates an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness… plaindarkish suit.” p11His description creates a serious character, the word „purposefulness‟ suggeststhat he has a job to do and he will get it done. The audience expect thischaracter to create some action in the play. The inspector is a catalyst (createsmovement, action) for the events in the play.
19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 8The name Goole is also a homophone (a word that sounds the same as another) forthe word ghoul. How do his actions and description live up to this idea that he isalmost ghost-like? What impression does he give the audience?“(Cutting through massively)” p12Again, he interrupts bumbling Birling, reminding us of the doorbell and the powerfulpresence he has in the room.
MR BIRLING‟S ATTEMPTS TOINTIMIDATE THE INSPECTOR19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 9“Perhaps I ought to warn you that he‟s an oldfriend of mine… we play golf together…” p16This comment shows how pretentious Birling is.He thinks that his position in society giveshim power, even over the law.Also, the fact that the inspector doesn‟t “seemuch” of Chief Constable Colonel Robertsand the emphasis on his name (the inspectoreven spells it out), are little hints thatsuggest he may have a ghost like qualityabout him. The audience feel the sense ofmystery about him.
THE PHOTOGRAPH(S)?19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 10“Inspector: interposes himself between them (Ericand Gerald) and the photograph” p12“one person at a time, that‟s the way I like to dothings.” p12Shows he is very thorough and in control. He is alsoshowing his authority to the Birling‟s; they areused to being in charge, look at Birling‟s threatsearlier. Imagine you are sat in the audience,someone whispers to their friend next to them;„what if there is more than one photo?‟ What isthe reaction of the audience?Also, think about what happens when each person isshown a photo. The audience begin to associatethis prop with bad news.
SHEILA‟S EXIT P2119 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 11“Sheila: (staring at him agitated) when was this?Inspector: (impressively) At the end of January-last year”Actions are a major part of a play, they add tensionto a scene. Sheila‟s reaction immediately tells theaudience that she had some part in Eva‟s sacking,it also shows her upset and worry at beinginvolved in a young girl‟s death.Look at the inspector‟s actions, what does the wordimpressively mean?
P2119 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 12Inspector: …I‟ll show youHe moves nearer a light… she crosses to him…These stage directions or actions create a slightpause before the photo is shown to Sheila. Theaudience are waiting with anticipation, they areexpecting a reaction or some sort ofacknowledgement from Sheila. Again, the use oflight refers to the truth coming about...she looks closely, recognises it with a little cry,gives a half-stifled sob, and then runs outSheila‟s reaction is very different to Birling‟s.Why do you think this is? The movement onsuch a composed and still stage adds moredrama and excitement to the scene.
THEN EVERYONE LEAVES APART FROMGERALD AND ERIC19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 13P21 Gerald: I‟d like to have a look at that photonow…Inspector: all in good timep22 Inspector to Eric:If you turn in, you might have to turn out again soonThe contrast of the dramatic exit of Sheila,followed by her father, and the uncomfortableand calm moment after he has left creates a lotof tension. The words exchanged between Eric,Gerald and the inspector „hook‟ the audience in,they are now waiting or expecting to see how Ericand Gerald are implicated in Eva Smith‟s death.
INSPECTOR‟S FINAL COMMENTARYAND HIS FINAL EXIT P5519 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 14“Inspector: (taking charge, masterfully) Stop!”This sudden outburst from such a calm andcontrolled character grabs the attention of theBirlings and the audience. The contrastingquietness after the squabbling of the familycreates an ideal atmosphere for the purposefulspeech from the inspector.As he speaks to them one by one, you can imaginethem lined up like a police inspection, this is areminder for the audience, how each of them wereinvolved in the death of a young woman before weare expected to make a final decision as to who isguilty. Who killed Eva Smith?
19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 15“Just remember this…there are millions andmillions and millions of Eva Smiths and JohnSmiths still left with us…We are members ofone body… If men will not learn that lesson thenthey will be taught it in fire, and blood andanguish.”There is a message for the Birlings as well as theaudience. What does the inspector mean byfire, blood and anguish? Who or what is theinspector? How does this speech contrast withBirling‟s first speech on pages 9&10?Have the Birling‟s learned their lesson?
WHAT ARE THE BIRLING‟S THOUGHTS ANDFEELINGS TOWARDS THEIR ACTIONS?HAVE THEY LEARNED THEIR LESSON?19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 161. Find two quotes to show each of the family‟s reactions. One when theinspector is in the room and another when he has left. Are their reactionssincere (do they really feel bad about what has happened)?2. Why do the younger members of the family seem to have more sympathyand understanding than Sybil and Birling? (Think about the historical andsocial context.)
YOU ARE NOW GOING TO LEARNHOW TO PEE WITH ALI G• Me is ere to help you geta wicked grade for yourwritin‟.• I is not wantin‟ you toPEE yourselves man…don‟t be so mingin‟.• Point• Evidence• ExplanationM MULLIGAN FPHS 1719 May 2013
19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS 18Every time you make a point, use some evidence(quote) to back it up. Then explain why you haveused that piece of evidence.P: That Birling man is a muppet, he is not a smoothtalker like meself with me Julie, he hasn‟t a cluewot „e is sayin‟.E: “…absolutely unsinkable.”E: This guy is so fik that he don‟t even know daTitanic sank ages ago. How can da people respec‟da man if he‟s full of it? Where‟s dis guy been?Ain‟t he seen da film?Make sure youalways PEE!
C GRADE OR ABOVE:19 May 2013M MULLIGAN FPHS19• (P)Priestley portrays the character of ArthurBirling as foolish and arrogant when hedescribes the Titanic as (E)„absolutelyunsinkable.‟ (E) Priestly here uses dramaticirony to emphasize Birling‟s misplaced overconfidence in technological advancement. Theaudience watching in 1945 know that he will beproved incorrect by the events of 1912.Effectively this use of irony undermines hisother comments such as… and makes usquestion his judgement and nature.
SELFISHNESS: MRS BIRLING19 May 2013 20• (P) Mrs Birling is portrayed by Priestley as anextremely selfish and vindictive woman (E) “Sheseemed to be not a good case and I used myinfluence to have it refused” (E) Her commentsreveal to the audience how she is willing to abuseher power or „influence‟ based on her prejudicestowards Eva and women of the lower classes.Effectively her charity work is just a mask toenhance her reputation and alleviate herconscience like. In my opinion her real motives areself interest and when she takes personal offenceto Eva‟s „impertinent‟ use of her surname she isdetermined to get her turned down.
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