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Overview of characters: Posner, Dakin, Scripps, Rudge, Lockwood, Akthar, Timms and Crowther

English Literature



5m 5s

Here we pose and answer key questions about the four main characters in The History Boys. What are Posner, Dakin, Scripps and Rudge’s roles? How do their characters develop? Are the other four boys’ characters established and the boys’ relationships with Hector and Irwin. It discusses Posner’s homosexuality, Dakin's confidence, how Scripps is religious and Rudge being the least intelligent. It also analyses how future jobs show life progression, whilst the other boys are not very established characters which is reflected in future professions.


Laura Broadbent