How does Priestley present the character of Inspector Goole? Priestley has craftily created a dominant and forceful character in order to clash with the Birling family and drive the conflict in play- socialism & capitalism His methodical and systematic approach helps draw out the tension and mystery of the play Authoritative, does not get intimated even against Birling’s threat, that Chief constable Roberts is an “old friend” “play golf together sometimes” Delivers Priestley’s central message of social responsibility A real mystery around him?
Priestley has incorporated various strategies and techniques of control into this one character Mouthpiece for priestley’s own views on the social structures of the 20th century http://www.123helpme.com/role-of-the-inspector-in-an-inspector-calls-view.asp?id=162888 http://year11bgn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Revision-An-Inspector-Calls-comprehensive-guide-2.pdf http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4710-W-TRB-UNIT-1-AN-INSPECTOR-CALLS.PDF http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=68931
Through the characterisation of Inspector Goole, Priestly has craftily created a dominant and forceful character in order to clash with the Birling family and drive the conflict in play. He can also be viewed as an advocate for Priestley’s socialist message addressed to the unconvinced upper class in society. Even from his first appearance he creates “…..at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness.” This composed and authoritative state remains undaunted even against Birling’s threats; that Chief constable Roberts is an “old friend” of his. Priestley has incorporated various techniques and strategies of control into this one character that is proven when he interrupts the other characters a lot; “Don’t start on that. I want to get on…”. The inspector also questions one family member per time, he says in Act 1 “One person and one inquiry at a time”.. This methodical and systematic approach helps heighten...
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