The History Boys: Act One Section 5How do the characters deal with love? How does Bennett continue to highlight the differences between Irwin and Hector? This tutorials covers key themes that lie within the play and different teaching techniques. At this stage of the play Posner reveals his love for Dakin and we discuss how this is linked to Scripps’ unrequited love for God. Hector and Irwin disagree about exams. It covers the following themes: love, unhappiness and education.