Anyone can relate to the ideas in Shakespeare's plays, that is what makes them so great. No matter how advanced the world becomes or no matter what kind of wars we fight, these feelings will always be there. Love is in everyday life, if not intimate than parental. Hate, such as the war going on right now, is in everyday life. People have always be entertained by these ideas and feelings, but at the same time they become closer to each other and more open minded and educated.
And to that I say - fiddlesticks!" and of cause the war did happened, well two wars happened between 1912 and 1945. Birling also says the workers won't revolt and the labour party will never grow and again he is wrong. The effect of using dramatic irony to make Mr Birling look ignorant even though he is financially successful is to show that even thought some people maybe be rich doesn't mean they now more about
When the inspector comes dramatically in the scene, he investigates a suicide death of a young girl named Eva-Smith. He starts to questions the Birling family to see how they were involved with her death. The family see the inspector as a normal officer with normal questions, but in a way he is kind of spooky because of his name Inspector Goole (ghoul)., also I see him as a messenger from the future. Before the inspector arrives Mr Birling is saying to Gerald and Eric that a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own family. They are also happy celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila to Gerald.
The dinner gets off to a start as Mr Birling holds a toast mostly consisting of more business than it does wishing well to Sheila and Geralds future. During the speech Sheila begins to get distracted by the ring Gerald had given her that evening sealing there engagement, to which Mr Birling responds, "Are you listening Sheila, this concerns you too," to which... ... middle of paper ... ... it changes right at the end with a huge dramatic twist that makes the audience want to read on. In conclusion Priestley has used his own socialist views of life to create a rich higher-class family, which represents real life characters and then placing himself in the play to tell rich higher-class people how he truly feels. In a way, Sheilas change is what he feels people should be like once they realise the error of their ways, and as the great John Boynton Priestley said "we have to fight this great battle, not only with guns in daylight, but alone in the night, communing with our souls, strengthening our faith that in common men everywhere there is a spring of innocent aspiration and good will that shall not be sealed". Priestley has used an "Inspector Calls" as a way of interpretating his feelings and emotions.
It centres on the wealthy Birling family. They are enjoying a family celebration of Sheila Birling's engagement to her fiancé Gerald Croft when they are interrupted by a visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole. This proves to be a horrifying experience for the Birling's as they learn that they have all played a part in the suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. In this essay I will be focusing on the different roles the inspector plays by his dramatic structure of moving the story forward and the moments on intensity and tension he creates on stage. I will be commenting on how Priestley uses the inspector to present his central themes and how he engages the audience.
Priestley's Presentation of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls To properly answer the question, we must firstly consider what society was really like during the time that the play is based and then compare it to the time it was preformed. During the early 1900's, if you were rich, life was good. The British Empire was at its peak and trade unions were not powerful enough to cause significant grief for factory owners, such as Arthur Birling or Gerald Croft. A rich person was pretty much untouchable. On the other hand, if you were poor, it was very different.
Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley I will be answering the question "What is the importance of the inspector in J. B Preisley's 'An Inspector Calls'". I think the Inspector is the characters guilty conscience. To prove this I will go through every character and comment on how they react to the Inspector and I shall also comment on how the Inspector reacts to the Birlings and Gerald. Inspector Goole makes his entrance in the middle of the Birlings celebration, they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila (their daughter) to Gerald Croft son of sir George Croft of Crofts Limited.
The play concerns the Birling’s who are celebrating their daughter’s engagement to Gerald Croft at the beginning of the play. The evening celebration was for Sheila, Mr Birling’s daughter, and Gerald’s engagement. During the night they talk about joyful memories and good times. Mr Birling, who is a successful factory owner, frequently comments about his status in society, even whilst Gerald and the reader know that his wife Sybil, who is said to be “rather cold”, is social... ... middle of paper ... ...matic impact because the audience feels, responds and takes sides with characters as they are being questioned and are involved throughout the play. However post war audiences would appreciate Priestley’s divination of a lesson, ‘they will be taught in fire and blood and anguish’.
Rich individuals are ignoring these troubles, shipping their business operations out of the country, thus furthering the downward spiral of the economy (Sachs). To make matters worse, this has become in a large part a political issue, because the rich can influence candidates with funding, where the poor and working class cannot (Sachs). Something similar occurred in America in the 1920’s. New industry fortunes pushed up incomes at the top of the scale while immigrants made up the wage floor (Sachs, 2011). Franklin D. Roosevelt scorned and worked against the minority in the 1920’s that had such a powerful influence over the majority of the country at that time (Sachs).
During the Progressive Movement, Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson achieved a number of the populist objectives to reach equilibrium in society; however they did not succeed in satisfying other populist goals. The Progressive Presidents wanted to achieve the objectives of the Populist movement because they wanted to improve society without liquidating capitalism by regulating industry, finance, transportation, and agriculture. The People’s Party which was the populist party of 1892 was completely against “Laissez Faire” because it created disadvantages for the smaller companies and advantages for the larger and wealthier companies. The Populist Movement pressed for government regulation or ownership of railroads and banks because the government would charge the minor businesses a high price and the monopolies were charged with low expenses inferred by th... ... middle of paper ... ... objectives were not met, numerous different reforms were made to conform to Populist objectives which improved society. Although Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson failed to fulfill some of the objectives advocated by the Populists, they were able to succeed with some of them by regulating the laws and creating a balanced society where everyone was treated equally.