However the play was written and performed just at the end of World War Two around 1945. This enables J.B Priestley to show the audience, that Mr Birling is wrong. Birling said that there wasn't going to be another war.
Also, of Priestley's use of dramatic irony to cause reactions in the audience and to create certain feelings towards each character within the play. It is clear that the Inspector is used as a "mouthpiece" for Priestley's own views on the social structures in early 20th century England. I am tending to agree with the critic's comment. Inspector Goole can be described an enigmatic, determined and forceful. It is these characteristics, which ensure his control over the events of the play.
J.B. Priestley starts the play by introducing the Birling family. He starts with an engagement party between the Birling’s and Crofts. He creat... ... middle of paper ... ...orically that is what happened after 1912, when the book was written. Millions died in the World War 1 and if you do not want it to happen again then you need to change your ways, this exquisite play is a very powerful propaganda. Priestley tries to put the idea of the socialists through, they tried to introduce laws that give free health care, free education, free benefits and minimum pay.
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".
J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls I think that this play is very good at getting Priestley points across. After I had read the play it immediately made me think about the way I treat people. This is because in my view the way the message is delivered through the use of the character Inspector Goole, also the harsh reality of the story about the young girl, Eva Smith, and about her committing suicide. This is quite a selfish way to interpret the play and changing your ways, also the play is about not being selfish, looking after each other and working as one body, this is quite ironic. The way the inspector challenges Mr Birling, although Mr Birling is a powerful man.
The Inspector’s name seems to suggest a certain supernatural element to his character. You can see the contrast with this name and with the other characters in the play that all have names like ‘Sheila’ and ‘Eric’. These are names, which could be attributed to countless number of people at the time. The author chose to do this to inform the audience subconsciously that Inspector Goole is significant in the development of the play. Throughout the play, Inspector Goole lives up to the expectations as an attention grabbing and ghoulish character capable of knowing things before characters.
In act one J.B Priestly the writer of ‘An Inspector Call’ uses several dramatic devices and ironies to draw in the audience. This story was first performed in 1945 which was at the end of the World War 2, but was set in 1912 before the upsetting disaster of the titanic. These dates are vital as they all link into the message and flow of the story. As in 1945 the World War 2 ended and this was when the labour party got elected as government. Also this is when the welfare states were created which Priestley was much in favour of setting up , this is when you are looked after for example free housing, health care and many more.
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley 'An Inspector calls' was written in 1945 at the end of the second world war, but set in 1912 two years before world war one. It looks back on the social attitudes that led up to the first world war and the action of the play was set just before 'the fire and blood and anguish' of the first and second world wars. In the play, J.B Preistley has juxtaposed conservative, capitalist ideas against socialist, communists' ideologies. J.B Preistley demonstrates that the socialist and communist ideas are the only reasonable ideas of being with a conscience. In the play, we come across many different issues.
Techniques like these engage the audience are a part of the plays criticisms of capitalists. The play breaks down class distinctions where privilege and responsibility are being challenged by the inspector. The play is written to be provoking and is asking for a change in attitudes; this helps draw the audience's attention. What I will be doing is showing the techniques Priestly uses to engage the audience and keep the play appealing to the audience. Priestly uses dramatic irony ============================ Priestly uses dramatic irony, this means that the full meaning of a comment or event is understood by the audience but not by the characters, for example the play was set in 1912 and Birling talks about how the march of progress is unstoppable and that the war will not happen.
Creating Tension and Presenting the Themes in A View from the Bridge Miller uses the climax of act 1 to create tension for the audience through the acting and the situation the characters are in, and to present the key themes of the play to the audience. Firstly, he uses dramatic irony to give the audience an insight into how the story is going to end, which creates frustration and tension for them, as although they can see how the story is developing, the characters can’t, this ties in with the theme of a Greek tragedy where there is a predestined conclusion. He uses the fact that in the 1950’s and especially in dockside and urban households, masculinity and being the ‘man of the house’ was a huge part of family life. He combines this with Eddies desire to control and obsession with authority, to put the audience on a knife-edge, as to when one of the characters will lose control and lash out. Miller also expands on the situation of relationships in the play, both within the family, and outside.