There are a few deliberately placed props that really depict what really took place. Glaspell writes, “Oh, her fruit; it did freeze” (Trifles, 1386). The fact that Mrs. Wright did not care enough to let her fire keep going in order to save the fruit preserves describes her state of mind. The broken jars represent her spirit and how it has been shattered by her submissive husb... ... middle of paper ... ...early mocking were clues that they needed in terms of evidence. In conclusion, though the reasons for the real murder are unknown, one can deliberate through the given symbols what really happened between Mr. and Mrs. Wright.
His speech at first seems to merit Henry for his sociability, but it quickly becomes clear that, to Richard, commoners are not fit for royal consumption: How he did seem to dive into their hearts With humble and familiar courtesy, What reverence he did throw away on slaves, Wooing poor craftsmen with the craft of smiles (I.iv.25-8) Shakespeare is of course establishing Henry's ability to gather support from the masses, the very key to his victory over Richard later in the play. The speech also clarifies Richard's position on the subject to underline this contrast between the two men. To fine tune Richard's character, Gaunt gives a revealing and unbridled description of Richard to his face just before dying. After Richard exiles the soul heir to his estate, Gaunt is bitter and fed up with his weak and pompous qualities: A thousand flatterers sit within thy crown, Whose compass is no bigger than thy head,
Miller also approaches surrealism in the play. He does this through the characters Kate and Frank. Frank believes greatly in fate, he believes he is a higher person but he is also a very successful character. He convinces Kate that Larry couldn’t have died on his ‘favourable day’ that of course is ridiculous as Larry in fact committed suicide. In conclusion I feel that Miller wrote this play to show the truth to the American dream and how it can be completely un-realistic.
This contrasts with Capitalism as portrayed by Arthur Birling where every man has to look after his family and himself without thinking of other people. Priestly uses many dramatic devices such as dramatic irony and tension to convey his message throughout the play. This is very important in the play as Birling makes a lot of false predictions which everybody knows were wrong at the time the play was performed in 1945. For example the Titanic sank shortly after the time the play was set. In the play the Inspector is trying to teach that we live in a society and we need to look out for each other not just ourselves.
What is the role and function of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls? An Inspector Calls is a play with lots of political messages as well as social messages. J. B. Priestley believed in socialism and he used large amounts of his plays to try and convince people to his way of thinking. It was written in a time when Britain was ruled by a Labour government and socialist policies were seen to be a good way to go.
Steinbeck, through his novel, brought the worst stories of America and showed them to the world. He did this in hope of spreading the idea of socialism. Steinbeck shows the spread of socialism through two main characters: Jim Casy and Tom Joad. He displays them as wanting, wanting a better life, wanting something more spiritually, wanting something more for "their folks". The only thing that seems to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ds.
Mr Birling also makes a statement about the ill-fated Titanic. “Unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable.” The audience should know the tale of the Titanic very well and this just demonstrates again how wrong Mr Birling can be. I think that the hindsight and the dramatic irony was used because it helps to better establish the time period of the play and it also shows that Mr Birling isn’t nearly as clever as he thinks he is. Mr Birling as he put it is a “.....hard headed,practical business man.” and it seems he is not much more than that. He is not much of a father to Eric or Sheila ,although he does love them he is not very good at showing it.
The desire for privacy makes one suspect others because if they do not convict others it looks as if they themselves might have something to hide. It is ironic that Reverend Parris says that the witchcraft investigation might reveal the source of all the community's problems 'Why, Rebecca, we may open up the boil of all our troubles today' because in the end the witchcraft investigation provokes the burning down and destruction of the community. The witch trials are also metaphorically a melting pot, again, for people's grudges, and their seeking of revenge. The play shows us also how people can give into their fear and superstition. The trials are not really about witchcraft, Abigail admits to John in private how the witchery is a hoax 'We were dancing in the woods last night and my uncle leaped out on us.
JB Priestly uses the character to tell the audiences how he feels and thinks. That the characters have to be made to realise their responsibilities which are to be truthful and honest to themselves and each other... ... middle of paper ... ...ey thought they did nothing wrong where as Eric and Shelia feel bad for their actions and take full responsibility. I think Priestly ended the play with the phone call because if they changed their ways they could have saved the girls life and it was like the Inspector was just telling them was going to happen if they didn’t change their ways. I think the play has succeeded in alerting the audience about how the higher class treat the working class and how it is man responsibility to look after his fellow man. It has made me think about how this still happens today how higher up people don’t think about anyone else and just about themselves like the Banker and there bonuses.
The time span between the dates used (1945-1912) is to make the audience aware of what happened and to learn from mistakes that many people made then. Mr Birling likes to see himself as "And I'm talking as a hard headed, practical man of business" He runs a rather successful business. He is a rather pompous man who thinks highly of himself. He thinks he is right about everything just because he has money. "I say there isn't a chance of war" He says this in a bigheaded manner, thinking he's always right, but the audience knows different making him look like a fool.