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2 Starter Task What advice would you give to the Birling family after hearing of their involvement with Eva Smith? What advice would you give to the Birling family after hearing of their involvement with Eva Smith? Can you think of one piece of advice that would apply to every character? Can you think of one piece of advice that would apply to every character? How would your advice to Birling be different to the advice you would give Sheila or Eric? How would your advice to Birling be different to the advice you would give Sheila or Eric? Make bullet point notes in your book. Make bullet point notes in your book. Heading – Act 3 Heading – Act 3 Aims and Objectives: 1. To understand and interpret the message given by the Inspector to the Birling family. 2. To find further evidence in the text to support the Inspectors views.

3 Read p How does the Inspectors advice differ to yours? How does the Inspectors advice differ to yours? Whose views is he reflecting in this speech? Whose views is he reflecting in this speech? Find examples of pronouns, similes, commands, exaggeration in his words that have an effect on his audience and the audience. Find examples of pronouns, similes, commands, exaggeration in his words that have an effect on his audience and the audience. Aims and Objectives: 1. To understand and interpret the message given by the Inspector to the Birling family. 2. To find further evidence in the text to support the Inspectors views.

4 Aims and Objectives: 1. To understand and interpret the message given by the Inspector to the Birling family. 2. To find further evidence in the text to support the Inspectors views.

5 Key Notes to make about this speech The Inspector uses a didactic tone. The Inspector uses a didactic tone.didactic tone.didactic tone. He feels morally responsible for ensuring the Birlings learn from their mistakes. He feels morally responsible for ensuring the Birlings learn from their mistakes.morally His views are very much those of J.B Priestleys. He is a liberal and a socialist, believing that we have a duty of care to others. His views are very much those of J.B Priestleys. He is a liberal and a socialist, believing that we have a duty of care to others. liberalsocialist liberalsocialist The purpose of this speech is to shock and instruct. The purpose of this speech is to shock and instruct. The message is as much for the audience as it is for the characters. The message is as much for the audience as it is for the characters. Through the voice of the Inspector, Priestley is able to project his views on how we should lead our lives. Through the voice of the Inspector, Priestley is able to project his views on how we should lead our lives. He uses commands/imperatives to assert his authority. He uses commands/imperatives to assert his authority. He fixes them with an intimidating gaze. He fixes them with an intimidating gaze. But then I dont think you ever will. Almost defeatist attitude to what has happened. He hasnt had the reaction he expected. But then I dont think you ever will. Almost defeatist attitude to what has happened. He hasnt had the reaction he expected. Constant repetition of the second person. You Constant repetition of the second person. You Aims and Objectives: 1. To understand and interpret the message given by the Inspector to the Birling family. 2. To find further evidence in the text to support the Inspectors views. 3. To understand the ending of the play.

6 Key Notes Simile – as if she were an animal. Simile – as if she were an animal. Exaggeration – millions and millions Exaggeration – millions and millions He uses commands/imperatives to assert his authority. He uses commands/imperatives to assert his authority. He fixes them with an intimidating gaze. He fixes them with an intimidating gaze. But then I dont think you ever will. Perhaps he feels that he has genuinely got through to them. There is a big difference between them never forgetting and actually changing their behaviour. But then I dont think you ever will. Perhaps he feels that he has genuinely got through to them. There is a big difference between them never forgetting and actually changing their behaviour. Constant repetition of the second person. You. Makes them feel responsible and guilty. Constant repetition of the second person. You. Makes them feel responsible and guilty. Constant repetition of pronoun We. Proving to his audience that they all have responsibility. Promoting a moral message to the whole of Britain. Constant repetition of pronoun We. Proving to his audience that they all have responsibility. Promoting a moral message to the whole of Britain. Aims and Objectives: 1. To understand and interpret the message given by the Inspector to the Birling family. 2. To find further evidence in the text to support the Inspectors views.

7 Plenary To what extent do you agree with the Inspectors views? To what extent do you agree with the Inspectors views? Share your thoughts with your partner. Share your thoughts with your partner. Aims and Objectives: 1. To understand and interpret the message given by the Inspector to the Birling family. 2. To find further evidence in the text to support the Inspectors views.


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