However, at the beginning it seems that he is a casual and spontaneous by the ay he carries out the investigation. The stage directions tell us that he “need not be a big man”, but he creates at once “an impression of massiveness, so... ... middle of paper ... ...’s role within the play, and how it relates to his character, themes of the play, dramatic effects and J.B. Priestley’s intentions. I have found out that Inspector Goole's role contributes massively to the ending of the play. When speaking, Inspector Goole displays J.B. Priestley's opinions through his speech. From writing this essay, I have learnt that we as people “are all members of one body”, and that we must look after each other.
An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestly The task I have been set and the purpose of this essay is to consider the many ways in which J.B. Priestly uses the character of Inspector Goole as a dramatic device in the play An Inspector Calls. I aim to discuss, in this essay, the character's reactions to the inspector and the type of relationships formed between them. I shall discuss the Inspector's entrance and exit and also his final speech. I shall also talk about the many ways the inspector creates dramatic tension within the play.
Therefore it would only be appropriate if I did a study into the evil of Iago, and how it affects everything and everybody in the play. Shakespeare conveys Iago's evil in many ways throughout Othello, and shows the methods that Iago uses in order to make Othello trust him. These methods obviously work, shown by the fact that he is repeatedly called honest; I will be commenting on these throughout my essay. He is much like the character 'Vice' from 'miracle plays' of the 16 and 17th Century that tell the audience what their plan is, and so they all become fellow conspirators in a way. This was done well in the production I saw in Manchester, as the actor playing Iago was good and convincing at talking to the crowd and making us realise that it is the enemy within we should fear most.
Priestly is the Inspector, the Inspector is Priestly: the symbiotic relationship between character and author is potent and creates the distinctive edge needed. The Inspector uses a myriad of mystery, which injects intrigue into the play in which he is successful. The powerful polemic is successfully carried out by PriestlyÂ’s passion for the truth and what is morally just. Yet, Priestly and the Inspector are catalysts whose social principles disregard when judged with the desire for truth and justice. Not only does the disinfectant kill Eva, or the morals of the Birlings, but kills our materialistic social view.
It enables the audience to think about times by reflecting on the past. He uses to help get his point across and also it helps give the impression of Mr Birling being pompous and stupid. This is as he refers to the titanic and calls it "unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable" he also comments on the thought of war, "you'll hear some people saying war is inevitable. And to that I say fidd... ... middle of paper ... ...dramatic purpose. Although the inspector is not a realistic person it doesn't take anything away from the point of the play.
Though this essay Priestley is trying to achieve the cumulative dramatic effect by hearing the characters reactions to the consequences of both their own and other people's actions, also the structure of the play and hearing the characters tell their own stories. In this play "An Inspector Calls", J.B. Priestley creates tension throughout the play, by using historical and social issues, which give the play its context. We will be looking at this play to show how Priestly presents this to the audience. When comparing and contrasting the differences between the two characters: Mr.Birling and the inspector, in regards to attitudes, values and morals. In the play Mr.Birling is known to be a "hard-headed business man".
The Variety of Characters in Othello William Shakespeare has many ways of illustrating his characters through way of dialogue and language patterns. This is his trademark and it is his ultimate strategy for drawing his reader closer, until they are completely immersed in his play. In Othello we see that a character like Iago has been given a very rough and coldhearted aura about him, which in time shows us as readers how cruel he really is. On the contrary Othello himself is rather noble in his speech, but overall just as clever. These characters are clever in their own separate ways: Othello in living a double life of both war and love (which seems to keep him tied to the battlefield, a danger zone) and Iago is clever in his ways of manipulating an entire lot of people to get what he wants.
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. It was a common way of thinking at that time so Priestley's aim for the play was to influence the unconvinced in society. The Inspector, straight form his introduction, is commanding and authoritative. Upon his entrance he creates, “…at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness.”(PG.11) The Inspector continues to create this impression as he progresses through his speeches and through his interrogation of the family. The Inspector remains confident, sturdy and composed, while people around him crumble and fall to pieces.
This transformation follows an organic movement of the complex plot from the beginning, middle, to the end of the drama while keeping the tragic hero consistent and also real. As the play moves on the audience feels pity for the tragic hero as well as fear for themselves as they watch the event taking place on stage. Othello can be seen as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, because it follows the guidelines set up by Aristotle’s Poetics. As Aristotle’s Poetics states; a tragedy is an imitation of an action of men that is serious and also having magnitude that arouse pity and fear where with to accomplish the catharsis of those emotions. With this definition of a tragedy he also stated the components of the tragedy, ranking them in importance.
The comparisons drawn between Beatrice and Benedick's love and the superficial love of Hero and Claudio are typical of the constant contrasts that Shakespeare builds into this play, comical or otherwise. It is in this way that Shakespeare manages to cross-reference almost all of his characters with each other; ` the 'wise' Beatrice with the 'modest' Hero, the 'valiant' Benedick with 'Sir boy,' the young Claudio. This emphasises their strengths and highlights their weaknesses respectively. By this he makes them more interesting, and so more realistic, pointing out things about the society in which the play was written, and about human relationships as a whole. One of the topics Shakespeare is especially fond of is that of Love being a force for good in society, improving anyone who is infatuated with it.