J.B. Priestley starts the play by introducing the Birling family. He starts with an engagement party between the Birling’s and Crofts. He creat...
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...orically 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 propaganda.
Priestley tries to put the idea of the socialists through, they tried to introduce laws that give free health care, free education, free benefits and minimum pay. In 1912 these laws didn’t exist but in 1948 the Labour Party, which J. B. Priestley supported, started to establish these laws. In today’s society these laws have changed or even saved lives and this could have all been made possible with the help of writers and thinkers like Priestley and this play. But debates are still going on in places like America where Barrack Obama is trying to bring in free health care. So I believe this play is still relevant and can change the future.
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