Mood And Atmosphere In J. B Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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J.B Priestley creates mood and atmosphere between the characters in the presented extract by giving the characters unique reactions and responses towards Inspector Goole. In Mrs. Birlings response towards the inspector, she seems to be more stern and forward, above everyone else. “You have no power to change my mind” makes the audience think that Mrs. Birling has power over the inspector, and that she has the choice on whether or not to further respond to the inspector's questions. This builds tension as she is retaliating to the inspector's questions in a rather hysteric way.

Moreover, tension is built between the inspector and Mrs. Birling by changing the inspectors tone of voice and attitude towards Mrs. Birling. Stage directions such as “Very deliberately” and “cutting in, sharply” give the Inspector the characteristics of a demanding man, in which works as he gets answers out of his interviewees. His approach to answering and asking questions means that he puts the person on the spot and demands the knowledge out of them. This approach builds atmosphere even more as the
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For example. Mr. Birling fires Eva Smith from his factory, leaving her jobless, to which she takes up a job at Milwards. Sheila thinks that she is mocking her when trying on a dress, so she tells the manager to fire her. None of this would have happened if Mr. Birling had not fired Eva in the first place, so it was Mr. Birlings responsibility to make sure Eva could still have a job.. Furthermore, responsibility is explored between Eric, Eva and Mrs. Birling. Firstly, when Mrs. Birling finds out that The father of Eva’s baby had ditched her, she claims to the person to take responsibility for his child and should be punished accordingly if he does not. She does not know it is Eric at this time. Eric, being the father, has to take responsibility for his

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