The History Boys

Alanna Pearson
Mind Map by Alanna Pearson, updated more than 1 year ago
Alanna Pearson
Created by Alanna Pearson over 6 years ago
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Description

The History Boys; context, themes, characters, and dramatic devices

Resource summary

The History Boys
  1. Context
    1. Setting
      1. 1980s
        1. Some anachronisms
          1. 'Pop culture' references to 40s and 50s
            1. Draws from his own experience
          2. Thatcher's Britain
          3. Boy's grammar school in Sheffield
          4. Alan Bennett
            1. Working class family
              1. From North of England
                1. Homosexual
                  1. Clearly writes what he knows
                    1. Won a scholarship to Oxford
                  2. Characters

                    Attachments:

                    1. Dakin
                      1. Posner
                        1. Scripps
                          1. Irwin
                            1. Mrs Lintott
                              1. Timms
                                1. Akhtar
                                  1. Rudge
                                    1. Hector
                                      1. Headmaster
                                        1. Crowther
                                          1. Lockwood
                                          2. Themes

                                            Attachments:

                                            1. Education
                                              1. Gender
                                                1. Sexuality
                                                  1. History
                                                    1. Poetry
                                                      1. Class
                                                      2. Language & Dramatic Devices
                                                        1. Allusion
                                                          1. Juxtaposition
                                                            1. Of Dakin and Rudge
                                                            2. Dramatic irony
                                                              1. Typically employed by Scripps
                                                              2. Figurative language
                                                                1. Metaphor
                                                                  1. Simile
                                                                  2. Hyperbole
                                                                    1. Register
                                                                      1. Indicates class and level of education
                                                                      2. Irony
                                                                        1. Taboo language
                                                                          1. Contrasted with educated manner of speech
                                                                            1. Particularly Mrs Lintott
                                                                          2. Solliloquy
                                                                            1. Used to convey characters thoughts and feelings to the audience
                                                                            2. Stage directions
                                                                              1. Comedy
                                                                                1. Music
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