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    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 the status of a person cannot save you when it comes to accepting responsibility. Both Mr. and Mrs. Birling remained ignorant and selfish till the very end, which is emphasized by their “dumbfounded” faces when the curtain falls for the last time.…

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    He is intimidating and the light gives us the idea of interrogation. The Inspector has a "sharp" entrance. But in contrast he is rather blunt in his manner. His role seems to be to tell the audience about the lives people in that era were living. However the power shift from Mr Birling to the Inspector show’s that he’s not only finding out their story, but telling his own. This is because he takes the lead. He’s not only listening to the Birling’s and Mr Croft’s stories but he’s also getting…

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    appears to be very childish and silly. However, At the end of the play, she is much wiser. She now judges her parents and Gerald from a different perspective, her social conscience has been awakened. Sheila becomes a completely different person.The question is asking me to write about how Priestly presents the change (whhich is colossal) in Sheila during the course of the play. At the start of the play (act 1), Sheila is described as a girl who is "pleased in life" and is "a pretty girl in…

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    The character of Inspector Goole is the main character of ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B.Priestley, which is set in 1912. The play was written in 1945 and set in 1912 as Priestley believed that 1912 was a very different time to 1945, this is because 1912 was a time that people thought it would never change, such as the inequalities between men and women. Priestley uses the name Goole to represent many key features that are linked to the play such as the name referring to ghoul, suggesting that the…

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    Inspector Calls Evaluation

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    In this act most things about who Sybil really is, is revealed. It shows how classist, ignorant and snobbish she is. She lies many times to defend herself and always tries to shift the blame on to someone else. With quotes such as: "I don't suppose for a moment that we can understand why the girl committed suicide. Girls of that class -" She even tries to shift the blame to her own husband. "Oh, stop it both of you. And please remember before you start accusing me of anything again that it…

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    signifying that Mr Birling feels disrespected by Inspector Goole. This shows that Inspector Goole is a straightforward character; he is determined to get the truth out no matter what the consequences; he is not prepared to tread softly through the facts but is determined to get to the truth. The Inspector also interrogates the characters in a very harsh and rude manner. He scares then and pressures them up to the point where they break and confess the truth. He tries to make them feel guilty by…

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    Inspector Goole – Essay How does the cultural and/or political climate influence the attitudes of the characters with regard to their involvement in the young woman’s downfall? Notes on time period/political climate: • Based in 1912 – written in 1945 by J.B. Priestly • Priestly fought for England in first world war • Priestly broadly sympathized with socialism, however • Inspector Calls is an immediate post-war drama (post WW2) • Takes up economic, social, political issues • 1945 – food was…

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    Jill Ker Conway grew up in an oscillating household, experiencing economic failure, personal tragedy, social isolation, and eventual financial success. A gifted student, Conway eventually fled Australia, citing psychological distress and professional stagnation. Conway’s upbringing was largely similar to a rural American girl in the middle twentieth century. Facing social limitations, economic hardship, and controlling parents, Conway received similar autonomy to female Americans. However, her…

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    That night, Conway wondered out into the courtyard and hears trumpets and gongs in the distance. He overhears a conversation and gets to know the music is for the pilots’ funeral, Talu who ‘‘obeyed the high ones of Shangri-la’’. After few days, Conway met the High Lama with whom he talks about how Shangri-la was founded. He also gets to know that anyone is welcome in Shangri-la but nobody is allowed to leave it. After the talk Conway comes to the conclusion that the High Lama is, in fact, the…

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    Anne Conway Essay

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    Anne Conway was born on December 14th, 1631 in London, England. Anne was the youngest child of Elizabeth Cradock and Sir Heneage Finch. Her father was a prominent statesman, Sergeant of Law, recorder of the city of London, and Speaker of the House of Commons who died a week before she was born. She was raised in what is today known as Kensington Palace which then belonged to her family. Since she was not allowed to attend college, she was tutored at home and was a pupil of Henry More. Anne’s…

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