character analysis of history boys

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Analysis of the Characters In the History Boys written by Alan Bennett
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Mr. Hector or Douglas
He is a round character since psychological aspect is the most obvious thing wherever and wherever he is. Mr. Hector is a sixtysomething eccentric and poetry-loving teacher who inspires his students with the glory of English poetry and the joy of learning. He is lovable and appreciated by his students for his cultural enthusiasm and pure love towards literature. In the history class which only consists of eight brilliant students, he teaches General
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Her students call her tot or tottie which is very ironic because she is a big-bone woman. Together with Irwin and Hector, she makes sure that the boys will pass the exam. She teaches history to the students as what inscribed on the books and hesitatingly lets Irwin shapes the mindset of the boys for she knows that the boys will not get the Oxbridge scholarship if they are still as innocent as the previous semester. Her biggest attention is given to the boys and their progress. She wants them to pass, but unlike the headmaster she is not a narrow-minded person that does anything, no matter what, to lift the name of the school by sending the students to Oxford and Cambridge. She still respects the knowledge as it is. Hence, she debates the headmaster how best to serve their young charges.
In this drama, she also brings the idea of feminism. She is an outstanding woman teacher who can survive among hundred of male senior high school students and many expert male teachers. She knows how difficult it is to struggle among men at that time.
Another aspect of Mrs. Lintott’s life is she is a smoker. I don’t know why she smokes. Since it is uncommon for women to smoke in 1983, I think she is hiding something too, but it is never revealed. She is 60% round character. Posner Posner is the third round homosexual character in this story. He is a shy sentimental boy who is pathetically into Dakin. He always
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