Sheila and Eric (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will examine how Priestley presents the upper class Edwardian women by exploring Sheila's character. We will compare Sheila Birling to Eric Birling and explore her transformation as the play develops. 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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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 5

Q1.What is Inspector Goole Priestley's mouthpiece for?

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Q2.What is the definition of 'antithesis'?

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Q3.What is the definition of 'ignorance'

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Q4.Which political belief does Mr Birling embody?

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Q5.What method is used in this line from Mr Birling's speech about his capitalist ideology- 'Mixed up together like bees in a hive'?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is Inspector Goole Priestley's mouthpiece for?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of 'antithesis'?

2/5

Q3.What is the definition of 'ignorance'

3/5

Q4.Which political belief does Mr Birling embody?

4/5

Q5.What method is used in this line from Mr Birling's speech about his capitalist ideology- 'Mixed up together like bees in a hive'?

5/5

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Lesson 3: Revisiting An Inspector Calls - Sheila and Eric (1)

Take the quiz to check your understanding of the important knowledge and vocabulary covered in lesson 3.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Who becomes Priestley's mouthpiece after The Inspector leaves?

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Q2.What is the definition of 'privileged'?

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Q3.What is the definition of 'enlightened'?

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

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Q5.What support was available in 1912 for working class women if they did not have a job?

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Quiz:

Lesson 3: Revisiting An Inspector Calls - Sheila and Eric (1)

Take the quiz to check your understanding of the important knowledge and vocabulary covered in lesson 3.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Who becomes Priestley's mouthpiece after The Inspector leaves?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of 'privileged'?

2/5

Q3.What is the definition of 'enlightened'?

3/5

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

4/5

Q5.What support was available in 1912 for working class women if they did not have a job?

5/5

Lesson summary: Sheila and Eric (Part 1)

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