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An Inspector Calls

?Inspector Calls. The story of an inspector calls is set in 1912, although it was written in 1945; it is set the seemingly respectable town of Brumley. Living on the edge of the town is the Birling family; this consists of Mr Birling, Mrs Birling, Sheila Birling and Eric birling. At the beginning of the play the family is having a small meal to celebrate the engagement of Gerald Croft and Sheila, The Story starts as the Birling family is having a meal when unexpectedly an inspector rings at...

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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls, J.B Priestley: “Who is Inspector Goole and what is his role in the play?” Priestley creates a rather particular ‘character’ that interrogates each member of a more or less banal family in the beginning of the 20th century. It is in the very last lines of the novel that the reader becomes aware of the fact that Inspector Goole defies all rules of rationality and possible normality. Though this theme is maintained throughout the story, the author presents a moral when we understand...

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An Inspector Calls

A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE PLAY “AN INSPECTOR CALLS” BY J. B. PRIESTLY The play, “An Inspector Calls” by J. B. Priestly deals with the underlying themes of social responsibility and moral conscience. It tells of how a wealthy, middle class family’s actions affect the life of a young, working class woman, Eva Smith, eventually resulting in her suicide. The play shows how every person plays a part in the community, and how selfish actions can lead to the death of an innocent person. These themes are...

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An inspector calls

Response to literature: AN INSPECTOR CALLS John Boynton Priestly was born in Britain in 1894. He worked as a novelist and playwright, but he was also a political activist. Most of his plays, just like ‘An inspector calls’, have a very significant political content in which capitalism is criticized. He was interested in the idea of socialism, which defends a system without great differences between social casses. His greatest concerns were equality and fairness, and there are many references to...

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Inspector Calls

Year 11 English Literature Revision - An Inspector Calls *Read the play again carefully *Complete the activities at the back of the book *Do detailed plans of some of the essay questions *Memorise (short) key quotes you can use in the exam *Mind map characters and themes Top tips Check how many marks are available for each question Read the question carefully – What, where focus How questions – comment on language Imagine tasks – you must use language that shows the character and reflect the character’s...

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The Inspector Calls

The Inspector Calls. Michael Johnson Explain how far Priestley uses the features of a ‘Well Made Play’ to create additional tense and suspension in an ‘Inspector Calls’. Inspector Calls was written in 1945 by John Boynton Priestley, renowned author. He subtly portrayed his socialist political outlook in his play, through the manner of the characters, and the goings on at the time. Inspector Calls was written during World War 2 so the dampened attitude felt by people at the time, might have...

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Inspector call

possibility of a consequence if something goes wrong. “An inspector calls”, a play written by J.B. Priestley, talks about an Inspector name is Goole who interrupts the engagement party of Gerald and Sheila because a woman named Eva Smith has died. In the end, he reveals all the characters have something to do with Eva’s death. However, only Sheila and Eric, the younger characters, feel responsible by the end. In the play, “An inspector calls”, Priestley promotes the need of responsibility in society...

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An Inspector Calls. Who Is the Inspector?

In my work on J.B Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’, I am looking for evidence on who the inspector is. I believe that Priestley didn’t want us to know for sure the identity of the inspector; he just wanted us to speculate. First of all, I believe he could be a spirit, moreover, a ghoul. The definition of a ghoul in the dictionary is ‘a spirit interested in morbid things’. The fact his name is Inspector Goole, a homophone of ghoul, provides more evidence that he could be a ghoul. The fact he keeps...

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An Inspector Calls...

Plot 1. The Birling Family and Gerald Croft are having a celebratory dinner. 2. Just as Mr Birling is at his most confident; an inspector arrives to investigate a suicide. 3. Mr Birling reveals he sacked Eva Smith. 4. Sheila explains that she had Eva sacked from her next job and Milwards. 5. Gerald recognises the name Daisy Renton 6. Gerald admits that he kept Daisy as his mistress. 7. Mrs Birling tells the group that she denied help to a pregnant girl when she went to Mrs Birling’s charity...

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An Inspector Calls

Emmanuel Omojola: An Inspector Calls: In the play “An Inspector Calls,” Priestley uses Mr Birling’s daughter Shelia to display society’s thoughts of the elite class, and how her actions and behavior emulate Priestley’s ideas. In this essay I will evaluate how Priestley delineates a change in responsibility in the character Sheila. Primarily, Sheila is characterized as quite irresponsible for a young lady in the elite class, however as the play progresses she emerges to become one of the most responsible...

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