Mr Birling

In this lesson, we will focus on how Priestley presents the character of Mr Birling. We will explore the character development of Mr Birling and revise key contextual knowledge that allows us to form a developed interpretation of his character. This lesson makes reference to the topics of violence and suicide. If these issues are sensitive for you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting, or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the correct definition of 'ambivalent'?

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Q2.What is the definition of 'repentant'?

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Q3.How do both Sheila and Eric treat Eva?

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Q4.Which adjectives describe Eric at the end of the play?

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Q5.Why can Eric be described at deplorable?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the correct definition of 'ambivalent'?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of 'repentant'?

2/5

Q3.How do both Sheila and Eric treat Eva?

3/5

Q4.Which adjectives describe Eric at the end of the play?

4/5

Q5.Why can Eric be described at deplorable?

5/5

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Quiz:

Mr Birling

Take the quiz to check your understanding of the important knowledge and vocabulary covered in lesson 5.

Q1.What is the correct definition of 'complacency'?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of 'caricature'?

2/5

Q3.What is the correct definition of 'galvanise'?

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Q4.Which adjectives describe Mr Birling at the end of the play?

4/5

Q5.Why can Mr Birling be described as complacent?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Mr Birling

Take the quiz to check your understanding of the important knowledge and vocabulary covered in lesson 5.

Q1.What is the correct definition of 'complacency'?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of 'caricature'?

2/5

Q3.What is the correct definition of 'galvanise'?

3/5

Q4.Which adjectives describe Mr Birling at the end of the play?

4/5

Q5.Why can Mr Birling be described as complacent?

5/5

Lesson summary: Mr Birling

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