In conclusion, B.S. Field Jr.’s analysis is an interesting take on Willy Loman’s affect on his sons, as a crime requiring punishment, but it does not go far enough to see all the implications of his crime or depth of his crime. Not only has he corrupted both his sons, he has only gifted suffering to his wife all in a vain attempt to be a successful well liked man who is treated better than others, without earning their respect. Due to everything his family has went through over the years, Willy Loman’s crime will extend past his life through his children who share his defects and through the pain his wife can’t escape.
Priestly makes Birling's judgement wrong because he wants to show the audience Mr. Birling can't be trusted, arrogant, pompous and has opinions on everything. Another example of dramatic iron... ... middle of paper ... ... checks himself). As well the whole of act one is ironic as Eva Smith's suicide hasn't even happened yet. The reason for inspector Goole visit is for showing the Birlings and Gerald their actions have serious consequences. Our opinions of Birlings at first were that they a very normal rich family Responsibility is one of the play's key themes, and the Inspector is Priestley's vehicle for putting across his own views of this as a socialist.
He puts it aside stating the fact that Goole was a "hoax". He is only concerned on how it might have Affected his knighthood. Lady Birling, is the most reluctant to admit her guilt in the girl's Death. She is portrayed as determined but narrow minded, out of touch with what really happens. Her involvement in the case was that she rejected Eva at a time of need.
Gerald is in the middle of the family because while he is pleased that the Inspector was a fraud, he never says that what he did was right but also never admits to doing any wrong. I think the message that Priestly was trying to put across is that our actions affect other people as well as ourselves and that with power comes responsibility which is something that all of the characters forgot. He also wanted the audience to be aware of the definite social hierarchy. I would show this by the Inspector wearing cheap and untidy clothes, when compared to the Birlings'. As director, I would make sure there was a great sense of irony but not let it get lost in the audience.
The actions of Mr and Mrs Birling show that they are unaware of the impact that they have on the lives of people in the working class, such as Eva Smith. They show no sign of remorse or regret, even after hearing that their actions and the selfish decisions of their children and future son-in-law contributed to the killing of a young vulnerable woman. However, if this woman was of a higher status, perhaps their views would be very different. Class was a very important aspect of social life in the 1900s and I believe that the Inspector was trying to show the Birlings and Mr Croft, that it is not the most important thing about people. Eva Smith was working class, she had little money and was lonely.
Mrs. Birling could be a sign of pride, this is because she goes on boasting about who she is and the inspector can not do anything to her that will make her feel guilty about the death of Eva Smith. Gerald can represent dishonesty, this is because he lies all the way in the beginning; finally when he does tell the truth he ends up with Sheila breaking of the marriage, saying she needs time to think it over. Which tells us dishonesty leads to a punishment. In conclusion, I think I have shown various reasons why ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a ‘well made’ play. I agree that it is a ‘well made’ play because of all the devices and techniques used by J.B. Priestley to interest and engage the audience.
Priestly states Birling is 'provincial in his speech' showing he is not from the class he now is in. He is always trying to display how he worked his way up. This is also shown when Priestly tells us Mrs.Birling is of a higher class 'her husband's social superio... ... middle of paper ... ... accept any responsibility for Eva's death proves that he is generally selfish. He has no remorse for his actions showing how involved he is with hi future and how he can benefit himself. He is a head figure of a large household who should have achieved more.
The Inspector acts as a catalyst to bring responsibility to the family as he reveals secrets and lies. Mr Birling is a man who is into his expanding business and makes a lot of money out of it, and because has money, he thinks he is upper class. Mr Birling is a mean person and thinks he is richer and therefore bigger than anyone else, which I believe, make it sounds very snobbish. He also believes that he will be knighted very soon, which means he has high expectations of himself - this is the part of society which doesn't care about anyone else e.g. he wants his daughter Sheila to marry Gerald so he can have a part of the Croft's
These imply Montresor’s the whole family is filled with acts of revenge. These also illustrate self-esteem or pride hold a critical role in the family that they do not accept anyone try to injure them. If someone does so, they will use their own method to punish their wrongdoings, which they at least find a way to release their discontented against such behavior. Montresor also considers this action as an insult because he perceives that he is not being respect and look down by Fortunato. This is because Montresor is a poor man compared to Fortunato who can afford to buy the entire shipment of Amontilado.
It is ironic that even in his dream, Walter casts himself as the master, perpetuating a system that has been the cause of his unhappiness. Hansberry shows us the painful reality that prejudice can be so deep-seeded in our culture that even the people, who are hurt by it, like Walter, can’t see past the dangerous practices that shackle many people. It is not until later that Walter learns that money isn’t everything and equality is. He then finds the courage to confront racism and his dream to help his family is transformed so that it does not “… dry up like a raisin in the sun…” Only at the end of the play does Walter escape the fate that Langston Hughes warned about in his famous poem.