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An Inspector Calls Sheila question watch

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    I have a question that will be on my gcse English literature exam about an Inspector Calls that will probably be about character. So I just want to ask if this brief idea about Sheila is good to write in a question about her character and how it is presented by Priestley.

    The character of Sheila is an apt representation of the typical 1912 English upper class girl. She was kept protected from any "unpleasant" factors that could perhaps startle her, to the extent that she was being forcibly kicked out of the room when her fiancé's affair was being discussed. This representation of her could be compared to the Buddha, who was kept behind the four walls of his family's Kingdom to be protected from the cold world that lurked behind, but when he left the kingdom, and was exposed to the real world, he was evidently astonished by it. However, like Sheila, he learnt from the sadistic, relentless monster that is the world, and received enlightenment from it. Sheila in the end turned out to be more sensible than her parents who were trying to protect her.

    Sorry for the lack of quotations, it's just that it's a closed book exam so I treated it like one when writing this paragraph.

    That's funny... Our English Mock asked us to write about Gerald's character and how he was presented in the play!

    (Original post by ashallynmccolour)
    That's funny... Our English Mock asked us to write about Gerald's character and how he was presented in the play!

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