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An Inspector Calls

St Patricks College 2013 ‘An Inspector Calls’ Ms. Galvin Lindsay Kotmel Classical Literature Major – Due 01/05/2013 AN INSPECTOR CALLS BY J.B PRIESTLEY Good Evening Reading Group, I am Lindsay Kotmel and welcome to a seminar on ‘An Inspector Calls’ inclusion within the western canon. Some institutions such as schools, religion and the media determine what is considered ‘truth’ and ‘knowledge’ on a variety of issues, theories and concepts within society. Thus constructions arrived from culture...

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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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An Inspector calls An inspector calls was written by J.B Priestley in 1934 and performed in 1945, 33 years after the war. But the play itself is set around 1912 just before the war broke out, the play is a neutralistic, mystery drama about a middle class family named the Birlings who all have a mischievous secret that involves the death of Eva Smith, which teaches people a lesson about social justice. When the play opens the Birling family are cheerfully celebrating the engagement of the beloved...

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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

?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

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

? 'An Inspector Calls' is a play written by J.B. Priestley, and was set in 1912, but was first written and performed in 1945. In the play, a girl commits suicide, and an inspector arrives to interview the Birlings - a very rich family - who seem to be involved in the crime. Inspector Goole interrupts their happy, celebrative dinner to prove to them that they were collectively responsible for the death of Eva Smith. He contributes to the play in a wide range of areas; playing different roles, exploring...

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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls In act one of ‘An inspector Calls’ how does J.B. Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience, as well as interest and involve them in the play? ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a thriller, written by J.B. Priestley in 1945 at the end of World War II but it was set in 1912 two years before World War I. Priestley was concerned about social conditions for working class people in Britain at the time he wrote the play and he wants his...

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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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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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