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Hi, could someone who is familiar with the mark scheme please tell me what grade I would get and what I should do to improve. Thank you

How does Priestley present his ideas about social class in An Inspector Calls? [30 marks] [4marks-SPAG]

Priestley presents his ideas about social class cleverly through the characters: Mr Birling, Mrs Birling and Inspector Goole.

For example,”members of one body” connotes ideas of collectiveness and socialism and that we should look after one and another. It also criticises the class system because it does not promote the idea of collectiveness Priestley wants.Priestlwhy might do this to encourage the audience to change and create a better society. The quote also implies a sense of responsibility which priestly uses to show the change the younger generation in the play go through to create good that in the future the class system is no longer used in society. Priestley also uses this phrase as it is an allusion to the Bible. Priestley might do this to incline the audience to change from capitalism. Maybe because the language is similar to the Bible, they might want to change because they were very religious in 1912.

Although social class is seen in that quote, it is also seen in,” Girls of that class” Here Mrs Birling’s disgust for the lower class is presented in the blunt use of “that”. This portrays Mrs Birling as snobbish Priestley might do this to make Mrs Birling and unlikeable character. The elitist behaviour shown by Mrs Birling emphasises the need for a Welfare State.

Social class is also presented in.” The Titanic...unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable” Priestley uses dramatic irony to mock Mr Birling. The repetition of “unsinkable” and the use of “absolutely” mocks Mr Birling even further. Priestley uses Mr Birling as a symbol of capitalism. Therefore, Priestley criticises the political ideology. The Titanic itself is a symbol of the class system. Which implies Capitalism is just as easy to get rid of as it is for the Titanic to sink. The Titanic is also a metaphor for the Birlings’ wealth and that it will not last for ever. Priestly does this to emphasise the need for a welfare state again because it shows everyone will need help at some point.

Mr Birling also says,”lots of wild talk about possible labour troubles” Priestley deliberately uses dramatic irony again because There is strikes in 1912 and 1926. He does this to mock Mr Birling again and to reflect the complacency Mr Birling shows.

Overall Priestley accurately presents his ideas about social class through the characters in An Inspector Calls.
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Hi, could someone who is familiar with the mark scheme please tell me what grade I would get and what I should do to improve. Thank you

How does Priestley present his ideas about social class in An Inspector Calls? [30 marks] [4marks-SPAG]

Priestley presents his ideas about social class cleverly through the characters: Mr Birling, Mrs Birling and Inspector Goole.

For example,”members of one body” connotes ideas of collectiveness and socialism and that we should look after one and another. It also criticises the class system because it does not promote the idea of collectiveness Priestley wants.Priestlwhy might do this to encourage the audience to change and create a better society. The quote also implies a sense of responsibility which priestly uses to show the change the younger generation in the play go through to create good that in the future the class system is no longer used in society. Priestley also uses this phrase as it is an allusion to the Bible. Priestley might do this to incline the audience to change from capitalism. Maybe because the language is similar to the Bible, they might want to change because they were very religious in 1912.

Although social class is seen in that quote, it is also seen in,” Girls of that class” Here Mrs Birling’s disgust for the lower class is presented in the blunt use of “that”. This portrays Mrs Birling as snobbish Priestley might do this to make Mrs Birling and unlikeable character. The elitist behaviour shown by Mrs Birling emphasises the need for a Welfare State.

Social class is also presented in.” The Titanic...unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable” Priestley uses dramatic irony to mock Mr Birling. The repetition of “unsinkable” and the use of “absolutely” mocks Mr Birling even further. Priestley uses Mr Birling as a symbol of capitalism. Therefore, Priestley criticises the political ideology. The Titanic itself is a symbol of the class system. Which implies Capitalism is just as easy to get rid of as it is for the Titanic to sink. The Titanic is also a metaphor for the Birlings’ wealth and that it will not last for ever. Priestly does this to emphasise the need for a welfare state again because it shows everyone will need help at some point.

Mr Birling also says,”lots of wild talk about possible labour troubles” Priestley deliberately uses dramatic irony again because There is strikes in 1912 and 1926. He does this to mock Mr Birling again and to reflect the complacency Mr Birling shows.

Overall Priestley accurately presents his ideas about social class through the characters in An Inspector Calls.
Hey! I’m assuming your currently doing GCSE’s let me know of course if not.
I think your response is great especially as you have given more than one inference for a single quote. I would say try to use more features as this linked in with what you’ve written will really boost your marks. For example, pre modifying adjective, something short and simple just to highlight a sophisticated tone.

Rather than saying “Mr Birking also says” I would phrase it, “lots of wild talk about possible labour troubles” immediately as an audience we begin to realise... or this further reinforces Burlings capitalist beliefs and his lack of respect for other viewpoints is shown here with the premodifying adjective “wild”....

I hope that makes sense. But overall yours is great!
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Hey! I’m assuming your currently doing GCSE’s let me know of course if not.
I think your response is great especially as you have given more than one inference for a single quote. I would say try to use more features as this linked in with what you’ve written will really boost your marks. For example, pre modifying adjective, something short and simple just to highlight a sophisticated tone.

Rather than saying “Mr Birking also says” I would phrase it, “lots of wild talk about possible labour troubles” immediately as an audience we begin to realise... or this further reinforces Burlings capitalist beliefs and his lack of respect for other viewpoints is shown here with the premodifying adjective “wild”....

I hope that makes sense. But overall yours is great!
Thank you! Yes it is GCSE Do you think this could get a grade 7 or above.
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Thank you! Yes it is GCSE Do you think this could get a grade 7 or above. I’m kinda panicking because my teacher hasn’t really taught us how to answer a question he’s only just read the books with us.
Yes I definitely think this could get a 7 or above. It’s such a shame to hear that your teacher hasn’t really taught you it properly, I got a 9 in my GCSE and that was down to my amazing teacher.

If you’re ever need any advice or help let me know!!
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