The action with the play takes place in Cutlers' Grammar School, Sheffield, a fictional boys' grammar school in the north of England. Placed in the early eighties, the perform follows a team of history learners preparing for the Oxbridge entry examinations underneath the guidance of three teachers (Hector, Irwin and Lintott) with contrasting styles. Hector, an unconventional teacher, pleasures in expertise for its very own sake, but the headmaster ambitiously wants the college to move up the educational league stand; Irwin, a supply tutor, is employed to introduce a rather more cynical and ruthless type of teaching. Hector is learned sexually fondling a boy sometime later it was Irwin's valuable homosexual inclinations emerge. Through this play the smoothness that I feel most my apologies for is definitely Posner. Posner is a hypersensitive gay youngster from Sheffield. He provides a hopeless grind on Dakin. This emphasis in the enjoy is globally acknowledged, in addition to a strange way universally approved by Dakin. However , Dakin has a grind on one more girl. This isn't good for Posner and this individual feels miserable about this. We know this as they says to Irwin, " if I could possibly get into Cambridge, maybe Dakin might appreciate me. " Another reason why I feel apologies for Posner is because she has quite timid and does not have confidence. Furthermore Posner is normally held back and restricted simply by his friends and family. Also once Posner starkly revealing declare on page forty-two that, " I'm a JewвЂ¦I'm smallвЂ¦I'm homosexualвЂ¦ and I live in Sheffield. This demonstrates that he's quite depressed once reflecting on his life. He might be frustrated because can't get off with Dakin or perhaps because of friends and family life. On the end with the play Posner says that he does not have friends. This shows he is quite despondent and this is why I believe sorry to get poor Posner.