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Writing a critical paragraph – An Inspector Calls

This is the question: How important is Eva Smith to the play? For your homework, I asked you to write a couple of paragraphs in response to this question. Below is the paragraph that we did in class with the breakdown: Firstly, you need a strong opening sentence which signals to the examiner what your paragraph… Continue reading Writing a critical paragraph – An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls · AQA · AQA new specification · For Pupils · literature · Teaching Ideas

An Inspector Calls – The importance of Eva Smith

Eva Smith, it could be argued, is the most important character in An Inspector Calls: from the moment her name is first mentioned, her shadow hangs over every page. Indeed, when the play is over and we read back over those first scenes,  her presence can be felt from the very beginning: from Gerald’s evasive manoeuvres… Continue reading An Inspector Calls – The importance of Eva Smith

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An Inspector Calls – reflections on our visit to the theatre (for Ben’s mum apparently…)

An Inspector Calls (this blog contains major spoilers for those who have not yet seen Stephen Daldry’s superb production of the play) “So the exploding house, the fireworks, all those children milling around and Sheila’s defrocking – how can I talk about those in my exam?” So said Molly outside the theatre after seeing the… Continue reading An Inspector Calls – reflections on our visit to the theatre (for Ben’s mum apparently…)