English Literature GCSE: An Inspector Calls - Themes

Key themes of social responsibility, class and role of women in An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestly are explored by aliens trying to learn about planet earth so they can move around earthlings undetected.

The aliens discuss key moments and quotations from the text and watch scenes being acted out.

They do this in order to support their explorations of how these themes are highlighted through the novel.

This clip is from the series Invasion of the Bookreaders.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to summarise the events of the text and the key themes as a revision activity.

After a first, initial reading of the text, students could watch the sequence in order to gain a fuller understanding of the main events and the shape of the text as a whole.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English Literature at GCSE and National 4 and 5.