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    Running Away from Home: Prejudice in the South The songs Alabama Blues by J. B. Lenoir (1965) and Good Kid by Kendrick Lamar (2012) both exemplify the rampant racial prejudice against black Americans that occurred in the southern states back in the 1960s and in the present, respectively. Alabama Blues is a blues song that tells the story of a man who blames the state of Alabama for all of his misfortunes, specifically the deaths of his sister and brother. Lenoir’s brother is murdered by police officers whilst trying to protect his mother. These events cause Lenoir to harbor feelings of resentment towards Alabama as a whole. The solution that he comes up with is simply to leave Alabama before the state causes him more despair. In the case of…

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    JB Priestley (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984), wrote An Inspector Calls after the First World War (it was first performed in 1945); like much of his work the play contains controversial, politically charged messages.ownership of land, greater democracy, and a new 'morality' in politics. Priestly was a stong socialist and had very socialist views.During the start of the play, Sheila appears to be very childish and silly. However, At the end of the play, she is much wiser. She now judges her…

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    Explore the ways relationships are presented in “Of Mice and Men” and “An Inspector Calls” Society is not perfect, it never was. So it is not in any way surprising that many people would try to rectify these mistakes, and improve their society. John Steinbeck and J. B. Priestley wanted to just that. They produced works that show the effects of these mistakes if they are not rectified, in hope of raising awareness about society 's own impurities. Two of these works are "Of Mice and Men" and…

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    Inspector Calls Evaluation

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    An inspector calls: a critical evaluation By Wiktor Wojdyla In this evaluation I will be looking at two contrasting characters in “An inspector calls” and how J.B. Priestly uses that to make us feel sympathetic for them. An inspector calls is a play written in 1945 by J.B. Priestly. It is set at the begging of the 20th century (1900-1915) and has themes surrounding responsibility, class, age and gender differences. There also different types of contrasting characters such as Eric and Sybil…

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    How does Priestly present Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls? The most perplexing character in J.B Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls is Inspector Goole. Priestley introduces Inspector Goole as a realistic straight forward police inspector. He presents the Inspector into the play using different methods: the language he uses, stage directions, mannerisms, and name through his entrance into the play and his political views and beliefs. Priestley introduces the Inspector as very commanding and…

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    Analyse the character of Inspector Goole. Focus on his role in the play, his stage presence and how he is used by Priestly to convey his socialist message. An Inspector Calls was written in 1945 by J.B Priestley. In the 1930s, Priestley became very concerned about the effects of social inequality in Britain. The play was set in 1912. Priestley deliberately set the play in 1912 because the date represented an era very different from the era he was writing in. Inequality was common in 1912;…

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    How does JB Priestley present the older and younger generations differently throughout the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ (45 mins) The older and younger generation are represented clearly from the start of the play. There are differences between the generations when concerning the characters attitudes and how much responsibility they take, this is represented, mainly when the Inspector reveals what has happened. The older generation include Mr and Mrs Birling and the younger Sheila and Eric. Mr…

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    The Play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a modern morality play, created by J. B. Priestley. A morality play is a play that is designed to teach the audience the difference between right and wrong; the morality of this play is a Christian and socialist morality. The play encapsulates on the Christian religious morality that you should treat people the way you want to be treated to ‘love thy neighbour as thy self’. J. B. Priestley was a socialist who believed that everyone was created equally and should…

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    responsibility for the death of Eva Smith, although, Eric did not feel as much guilt as Sheila did, even though his crime was worse. I can somewhat relate to Eric and I think that people like Sheila and Eric are the hope for a new society, just like Priestly’s ideals. My attitude towards Gerald is that, like Mr. and Mrs. Birling, I dislike him. Priestly’s message was to change, he knew the adults were stuck in their own reality and will never change so he puts his hope into the…

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    In the drama, “An Inspector Calls” written by J.B Priestley, Sheila’s character is essential in enabling the playwright to convey his message about social responsibility. Sheila’s character acts as the conscience of the Birling family. Sheila acknowledges her faults and appreciates the wrongdoing her family has perpetrated against Eva Smith. Sheila’s character experiences the largest change within the play as she goes from being an immature, childish girl to a morally conscious young woman by…

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