The Question and Answer section for The History Boys is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Out of context, we can infer the speaker means that "boys will be boys", as he makes inappropriate sexual advances.
Mrs. Lintott is portrayed as an older teacher who is good at her job but lacking in the extras. She is ready for retirement and generally depicted with respect.
The main theme of the play is the purpose of education. Throughout the play, various characters question the aims of their education. The two main sides of the debate are presented by Hector and the headmaster. While the headmaster believes that...