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    Some people view the Inspector as a messenger of God or a Prophet, almost like Jesus; he is warning us that we should change or danger will approach us. Other people might say that since Priestley was not a Christian then why should refer to a holy moral, the Inspector might be viewed as Priestley’s spokesman, who acts as Priestley’s mind or voice expressing his politics. The last speech of the Inspector is the message Priestley is trying to put through, he says that if you don’t change then there will be ‘fire and blood and anguish,’ here Priestley is talking directly to the audience, historically that is what happened after 1912, when the book was written. Millions died in the World War 1 and if you do not want it to happen again then you need to change your ways, this exquisite play is a very powerful…

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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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    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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    By humiliating Birling like this, Priestley degrades the conservative and capitalist viewpoints. This is intended to make people rethink their current political standpoint and reconsider the labour party for power. In contrast to this, is the Inspector who is clearly a socialist. The Inspector reminds us of our responsibilities for each other: 'All intertwined with our lives, and what we think and say and do. We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are…

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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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    in 1945 by writer J.B Priestley. Its story revolves around a middle-class family called the Birlings, whom are celebrating the engagement of their daughter, Sheila. However, the play undergoes a subtle shift in mood and tone as an inspector lets them know that they have taken part in the suicide of a young lady called Eva Smith. Priestley chose to develop each character in the play in such a way that they all bring a lesson into the drama. Perhaps one of the characters that stands out the most…

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    Responsibility in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley J.B Priestly wrote 'An Inspector Calls' just as the 2nd World War was coming to an end in 1945. The play was based in the time just before…

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    “An Inspector Calls”, is a play written by JB Priestley in 1945. It is a thought-provoking play that explores the issues of accepting responsibility. The play is centered on a wealthy family in the upper class, who refuse to accept their involvement in Eva Smiths death. Using the Inspector as a mouthpiece, Priestley is able to discredit the capitalist views of the audience and Mr. Birling. Through the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Birling, Priestley shows how the class that a person belongs to or…

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    the play which are: Social Duty and Responsibility. I’m analysing this section because this is the point that Priestley adds another dimension to the play where by we first see the family rationalise the legitimacy of the inspectors lessons. During this time we see the divide between the older and younger members of the Birling family, and how they choose to accept or hide their responsibility. During the Inspectors speech, he states that “We are not alone. We are members of one body. We are…

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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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