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Identify Key Themes in 'An Inspector Calls'

In this worksheet, students will explore the key themes presented in Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.'

'Identify Key Themes in 'An Inspector Calls'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Prose / Drama, Modern Prose or Drama, Post-1914 Play or Novel, Modern Texts: Drama

Curriculum subtopic:   An Inspector Calls

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

How do the images below relate to the key themes in 'An Inspector Calls'?

 

factory                   Titanic                    Edwardian lady

 

Some of the themes that Priestley explores in ''An Inspector Calls' are:

 

Class

Gender

Age

Responsibility

Capitalism vs. socialism

Morality

 

In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme.

 

You will need to know which parts of the play explore each of these and will need to be able to use key quotations which demonstrate these themes.

 

Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Priestley explores in the play.     

 

You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.

 

                     

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