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.
How does JB Priestley Use the Inspector to Comment on Social Injustice “An Inspector calls” - Coursework Introduction The play “an inspector calls” is set in the year 1912, the same year that the great ship Titanic sunk. The author of this play John Boynton Priestley has used this time to show how social classes worked and how bad it actually was. The play itself is set in a large house owned by a rich factory owner, Mr. Birling. Mr. Birling has a wife and two children, Sheila and Eric. The family are having a small party because they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila, Birlings daughter, to Gerald Croft.
Lear shows poor judgment when he banishes his favorite daughter and leaves her without a dowry. His two other daughters, Goneril and Regan knew of their father?s weak point, and they worked it to their own advantage. This way, Lear was satisfied at hearing what he wanted and at being flattered by his own daughters. But he also puts upon his daughters the responsibility for his happiness, and thus he will blame them when he?s unhappy. We see this in Scene 3 when Goneril is unhappy with her father.
Sheila was engaged to a rich man's son called Gerald Croft. This play is all about a suicide case involving this family. An officer who is called Inspector Goole is investigating the case. He is a hard talking inspector, who is trying to find out why Eva Smith (the person who committed suicide) took her life. In this essay I will examine how Priestly ends each act on a note of high drama.
Gerald Croft seems to be capable of changing but takes the easy route and denies responsibility after it appears the inspector was a 'fake'. It is very easy to notice how the Birlings and Gerald change (or how they fail to) because of their distinctive characteristics before the inspector arrives. The family have just celebrated Gerald and Sheila's engagement and are 'pleased with themselves'. Mr. Birling, a self described 'hard-headed business man,' is especially happy that his daughter is marrying Gerald Croft because Gerald's immediate family run a rival business 'Crofts Limited'. He sees the marriage as a potential business opportunity and seems more concerned with this than the love that the two should share.
In the story an Inspector visits a wealthy and posh family, the Birling's in the Edwardian era. The family were celebrating Sheila Birling's engagement to Gerald Croft, who is also there, when the Inspector arrives telling them that a young girl called Eva Smith had committed suicide. At first they all denied that they knew Eva, but as the inspector starts to question them he manages to show that they all played a party in Eva's death. Mr Birling had Eva fired from his factory for asking for a small increase in her wages; Sheila ordered her to be fired from her job in a shop just because of her pride; Gerald Croft kept her as his mistress before leaving her suddenly; Eric Birling (son of Mr and Mrs Birling) also had an affair with the girl and stole money to help her to have a better life; and Mrs Birling didn't help Eva Smith when she needed it most, driving her to suicide. After the Inspector visits we can see which of the characters have learned their lesson from what the Inspector had said, the
Jane seems to be seeking outside approval be it from anyone due to the parental neglect that she faces as well as the envy she feels towards her, “prettier” amateur model, best friend Angela. Jane’s idea of the American dream is to look like Angela and to live a financially comfortable life, however not be as sad as her parents; she doesn’t know what happiness is. Moreover, it is made apparent that Jane used to be close with her father at one point; however, her relationship with Lester has dwindled away. Though what infuriates Jane is the fact that her father has fallen for her Angela, who Lester gives more attention to than his own daughter. “JANE I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts whenever I bring a girlfriend home from school.
Seeing that none of them is likely to accept change easily, disputes, misunderstanding and vengeful acts will happen. From the beginning Mr Higgins has cold, rather harsh attitude towards Eliza. The very first time he addressed her with : "silly girl", which is not showing only his pride, but also his regard towards women at all (as we see later in the play, when he says to his mother: Can't waste time with young women. They're idio... ... middle of paper ... ...e quite fond of her. His words are offending to because she thinks he is trying to manipulate her, so that she will continue being his maid.
So he plays tricks on Mrs Jamieson to make her think he loves her, so that he charms her thus becoming irresistable. He accomplishes his mission, by telling her his stories, complimenting her, he woos Mrs Jamieson. At the end he brings her and Hoggins together, and problem is solved. Even Miss Jamieson, who is very class conscious women, is defeated against her feelings and welcomes change. While she is supposed to reject Peter due to his disrespectful approach to gentility rules, and his wealth earnt with working, she still accepts him into society.
He brags about how much money he makes inflating his sales commissions to his wife Linda. Willy is too proud to accept a job from Charley yet he seems to have no problem accepted money from him to make ends meet. Willy says; “I’m keeping strict accounts'; (1683) of the money Charley gives him, but has no intention of ever repaying the debt. Willy wants to be recognized, liked and admired. In Willy’s mind success is linked to how well a person is liked.