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An Inspector Calls; Compare and contrast the reaction of Gerald Croft and Mrs Birling to interrogation by the inspector:

In ‘An Inspector Calls’ Gerald Crofts ‘easy manner’ is disrupted by the Inspectors interrogation, as he begins to feel ‘distressed’ by his realisation of his part in Eva Smith’s/Daisy Renton’s life and death. Mrs Birling however remains entirely untouched by the Inspector’s questioning and she refuses to see how Eva’s death can have followed as a consequence of her actions. There are many similarities and differences between Mrs Birling and Geralds reaction to interrogation. This is the first similarity...

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Eric's Character and His Function in JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls

Erics character and his function within An Inspector Calls In an Inspector Calls Priestley aims to show that all actions have repercussions. He also tells us that charity isn’t always good charity unless it is thoughtful and helps someone as it can often just leave people in a worse off position. Eric helps Priestley to achieve this aim by thinking he is helping Eva but actually he leaves her in a worse position without realising it as he shows her what she could have had. Priestley also wants us...

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Write About the Ways in Which Priestly Creates Tension in 'an Inspector Calls'

about the ways in which Priestley creates tension in an inspector calls. Tension is used as a very effective effect in writing, to give the audience an apprehensive view, as well as putting them in suspense, so they have a reason to continue to read. It is especially used in mysteries or detective pieces, as it helps build up to a climax, that could shock the audience or intrigue them even more. Priestley wrote the play ‘an inspector calls’ with very effect techniques that all creates tension,...

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Inspector Goole

Inspector Goole in Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls’ is arguably the most important character. An agent of change and a voice and a voice of personal and social conscience he delivers the main message of the play in his parting speech challenging the Birlings, and the audience, to “Remember” that there are “millions and millions” of people like Eva Smith, all “linked” in some way. Clearly at this stage his examination of the Birlings behaviour and the investigation of the suicide of Eva Smith...

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An Analysis of An Inspector Calls by John Boynton Priestley

allegation. The whole of the Birling family, though however far-fetched, have seemingly contributed to the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. J.R Priestly tries to lead the reader into believing this phenomenon by inventing a character named as Inspector Goole. Even the Inspector's name and the addition of his highly unusual personality imply that he is not a creature of the living world, but a ghoul or a spirit. The death of Eva Smith is considers as the result of a chain of events (which of course...

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Importance of Inspector Goole

What Do You Think is the Importance of Inspector Goole and How Does Priestly Present Him? An Inspector Calls is a play with lots of political messages as well as social messages. J. B. Priestley believed in socialism and he used large sections of his plays attempting to convince people of his way of thinking. It was written in a time when Britain was ruled by a Labour government and socialist policies were seen to be a good way to go. It was a common way of thinking at that time so Priestley's...

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"An Inspector Calls" - Who was most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?

Although JB Priestley wrote the play in 1946, it was set in 1910. 'An inspector Calls' is a morality play which reflects the social and industrial unrest of the time. Priestley was a socialist living in a capitalist society. He felt very strongly about this and wrote the play to get people to change. He believed that Britain needed a socialist government to lead it into post-war reconstruction. It is clear from the play that the poor were treated very badly by the rich. Priestly believed in equality...

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Inspector morse

The Inspector is offensive but fair; he doesn’t give people with higher status’s any advantages or treat them any different “Public men, Mr Birling, have responsibilities as well as privileges”; he believes everyone is equal and society should aim to be like that. This could be considered Priestley’s key moral and message which supports the idea that Inspector ‘Ghoul’ is in fact Priestley’s voice. As the play progresses, the audience not only notices the Inspector getting through to other characters...

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An Inspector Calls

Notes on ‘An Inspector calls’ Arthur Birling – is happy because his daughter is marrying Gerald because his family owns a big company and Birling wants to be part of the upper class and he also wants to bring the two companies together after the marrige. ~Film was set in 1912. ~before the war ~In 1946 it was written and performed “War” “Fiddlesticks” – Mr B is wrong about war and is foolish, he doesn’t let his son or anyone else talk. “Titanic” “Unsinkable” – It is almost comical...

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Inspector Calls

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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