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    Anyone have any notes about the novel and how steinbeck uses characters for a reason ect also any predictions on what the AQA exam will be on Monday?
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    [QUOTE=Morgan13;55858567]Anyone have any notes about the novel and how steinbeck uses characters for a reason ect also any predictions on what the AQA exam will be on Monday?[i have a feeling it will be mr birling or edna and how edna although she inst a prominent character she represents the hidden voice always serving the rich
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    (Original post by Morgan13)
    Anyone have any notes about the novel and how steinbeck uses characters for a reason ect also any predictions on what the AQA exam will be on Monday?
    You sure you're asking about An Inspector Calls, which is a play by JB Priestley, rather than a novel by Steinbeck?
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    For OMAM- I think violence/Curley/Carlson will come up (don't quote me on that)
    For AIC- I think Birling will come up as he has only been on the specimen paper (again don't quote me on that)
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    i did this exam last year (although it was WJEC, still OMAM and AIC - came out crying because I thought I had done soo badly on the inspector calls essay, but I ended up getting an A*. So relax I love these books now - so nostalgic. Enjoy GCSEs while u can lol
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    (Original post by Morgan13)
    Anyone have any notes about the novel and how steinbeck uses characters for a reason ect also any predictions on what the AQA exam will be on Monday?
    For this novella it is noticible that the main character George and Lennie haven't been included in the exam for a good few years so my best guess is that there may be a question on their relationship or their characterisation.

    To answer your question the author uses the character of curleys wife to emphasise the position of women at the time the book was written. And by the fact that we aren't given Her real name that she is a 'possession' of curleys.

    Crooks is equally used to show the position of black people in the 19th century.

    Curley is the main antagonist in the play and represents the wealthy class with his power over the other workers and the way he addresses his wife.

    Lennie represents innocence. He is totally dependant on george and George basically acts as a surrogate father figure. They both are examples of the victims of the failed dream. The writer uses them to emphasise his views on the American dream.
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    (Original post by Morgan13)
    Anyone have any notes about the novel and how steinbeck uses characters for a reason ect also any predictions on what the AQA exam will be on Monday?[i have a feeling it will be mr birling or edna and how edna although she inst a prominent character she represents the hidden voice always serving the rich
    youve just stressed me out as i dont even know who edna is
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    youve just stressed me out as i dont even know who edna is
    She's the maid :ahee: she lets the inspector in, she is very important in a way... She's also the working class representative in the household..

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