After he left the army priestly went to become a student at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and there he gained a valuable experience by writing for the ‘Cambridge Review’. When he left the university Priestly married and from 1929 to 1947 priestly wrote novels such as- ‘the good companions’, ‘angel pavement’, ‘dangerous corner’, ‘time and the Conways’ and the famous play ‘an inspector calls’ which was written in 1946. An inspector calls is set in 1912 and is about an unsuspecting family of middle- class citizens who play a part in the alleged suicide of Eva Smith In my opinion he wrote this play to change the way people treat each other. It is a fact that Priestly was a moralist and had studied political science. I think that the way that he wrote this play is to show the consequences of treating people wrongly and at the very end of the play just before the inspector leaves, the Birling's find out that there is an inspector coming to the house to discuss the death of a young women called Eva Smith, the characters then have a choice- to either change their story in which someone admits to the reason that Eva committed suicide or to keep the same story and repeat and repeat until they learn their lesson.
Priestly said ' I was politically minded to some extent' however he was 'never able to put politics first' The outbreak of war meant that when Priestly was 20, he joined the Armed Services as an Infantry Man. At 25 (1919), Priestly left the army. During his time in the war he had been in active front-line service in France and had nearly been killed when a German bomb exploded at two or three yards away from him. He had also been the subject of a gas attack. Priestly says ,I was lucky in war and have never ceased to be aware of that'.
Tolkien began his first term at Oxford University in 1911. Edith and Tolkien remained separate until he reached the age of 21 in 1913 and wrote her, asking him to marry him. She agreed and on March 22, 1916, they were married. It was difficult for the couple at first because Tolkien had enlisted in the army and was sent to France to fight in the first World War as a second lieutenant. He only lasted until October when he contracted “Trench Fever” and was sent back to England to recover.
Instead of spending his next few years in college, Wilfred immigrated to France to take up a career in teaching at his time in Berlitz School, the Great War, commonly known as World War 1, was undergoing its ‘birth’ and war was later declared in 1914. Two years after settling in France Wilfred decided to sign up in training to be an army officer. And later joined the regiments in 1916 posted at the River Somme. In March 1917 he was temporarily discharged from the front line because of concussion. Owen re-joined the battalion soon after the accident.
He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color. Mr. King is very descriptive of his words and his meaning for them. He can really make the world change if everyone really did follow. King's reason for the speech is because he is trying to make a difference, he is a very good well taught speaker and he speaks with so much enthusiasm and nothing could really stop him from anything he's doing.His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination. He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color.
Analysis of 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestly ‘An Inspector Calls’ is a twentieth century drama written by J.B. Priestly in 1947 but takes place in 1912. This story is about the Birling family celebrating their daughter, Sheila’s engagement to Gerald Croft. A few pages into the story, an Inspector called Goole which means ‘spirit in death’ interrogates the family and the story of Eva’s death unfolds. As it progresses each character realises their connection to her tragic death. Behind this story there are many meanings or points that Priestly wanted to get across, especially his views on socialists and capitalists.
He treats each character differently according to the way they behave towards him. The inspector begins by shocking the Birling family, 'â€¦young women died in the infirmary.' He does this to get the family listening. He tal... ... middle of paper ... ...n in the future and anything could happen. Furthermore there still is that message for audiences today, thus making the play inimitable.
In An Inspector Calls we meet the Birling family and Gerald Croft who are celebrating an engagement when they are interrupted by a police inspector who wants to ask them some questions about a mysterious and gruesome suicide. What follows is an unlikely chain of events as each character is linked to the dead girl in a way that could cause them trouble, and then we have a final dramatic twist. This play shows the difference in society in 1912, how people were expected to help only their families. If you were poor, then it was your own fault.
Now as you know the poor girl did die, but how do you know that it wasn’t two different pictures and two different women. Overall the Inspector is Priestley’s tool to expose societies weaknesses in the play. He appears to know everything about the families’ involvement with Eva/Daisy before they reveal their secrets. J.B Priestley uses the Inspector as a substitute of himself to put his social views across to the audience and readers.
Analysis of An Inspector Calls The play revolves around the death of Eva Smith who is said to have committed suicide after her unfortunate meetings with each of the Birling’s and Gerald. At the start of the play the Birling’s are celebrating Sheila’s engagement with Gerald, when unexpectedly inspector Goole arrives to question the Birling’s and Gerald. The inspector tries to show and convince the characters how and what parts they played in Eva’s death. All the characters succumb to the inspector’s unconventional way of questioning and tell him how they each were in relation to Eva’s death. Each character played a part towards the eventual demise of Eva and they were all responsible for her death in one way or another.