English dramatic techniques - the history boys

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  • The History Boys Dramatic Techniques
    • Parody
    • Contrasting Characters
      • Hector and Irwin
        • Totally different teaching methods.
        • Very similar, both homosexual, Hector just further along his life than Irwin.
      • Mrs Lintott and Felix
        • Felix is very powerful.
          • Little regard for women.
            • Fiona
            • However does treat Mrs Lintott with respect.
              • "thanks to you, Dorothy"
      • Posner and Dakin, Dakin is much more confident and self assured.
        • Posner is in love with Dakin.
          • Irony
            • Very similar, both homosexual, Hector just further along his life than Irwin.
    • Juxtapositions
      • Contrasting Characters
        • Hector and Irwin
          • Totally different teaching methods.
        • Mrs Lintott and Felix
          • Felix is very powerful.
            • Little regard for women.
              • Fiona
              • However does treat Mrs Lintott with respect.
                • "thanks to you, Dorothy"
        • Posner and Dakin, Dakin is much more confident and self assured.
          • Posner is in love with Dakin.
            • Irony
        • Mrs Lintott and Irwin and Posner.
          • Shows the change in time as well as the secrecy of Irwin.
        • Hector and the Headmaster in the french lesson.
          • Hector's eccentricity contrasts to Felix's strict adherence to the rules.
            • The "admonitory finger" mocks Felix, which adds to the humour, especially as the Headmaster's french is not very good..."trousers".
              • Swapping of roles.
      • Intelligent Metaphors
        • Parody
        • Battle of Passchendale for his seducing Fiona.
          • Historical accuracy.
            • "meeting only token resistance."
            • "At 23.00 hours our troops withdrew."
      • Bathos

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