This is in contrast with capitalism. JB priestly wrote the play in 1945, but it was set in 1912 just before the war, it was later performed in 1946. The play was written after World War I and World War II, Priestley used this to his advantage, it makes the audience feel awful after what has just happened, the majority of the audience would have either lived through one or both of the wars. This helped Priestley promote socialism against capitalism. JB Priestley uses dramatic devices to make An inspector calls a modern day morality play, to do this he uses dramatic devices, such as dramatic irony and tension in order to convey the message through the entire play.
The play reinforces a strong political message which is the idea of socialism. 1945 was the beginning of a political era dominated by socialism. After the war the Labour party was beginning to dominate the political climate. This is reflected in Priestly work which promotes the idea of a society in which community and responsibility are central. This contrasts with Capitalism as portrayed by Arthur Birling where every man has to look after his family and himself without thinking of other people.
Churchill fought against these odds during his career in politics as Prime Minister to England. In Churchill’s speech against the Treaty of Munich in October 1938, he explained and predicted the faults and failures of the treaty (Johnson 355). Later, after the fall of France to Germany in June 1940, he went on to persuade Britain of the possibility of their invasion (Johnson 349). Churchill, therefore, through his election and recognition of the political placement and failures to bring peace in Europe, was able to raise Europe’s survival rate against Hitler. Recognizing that most of Europe was socialist, Churchill worked to remove England from the labor party in order to run over the rise of totalitarianism.
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.
Dramatic Devices in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In 1945 J. B Priestly, a playwright and the author of ‘An inspector calls’, a mystery set in 1912, set out to forward his message; Societies need for change. Through his play he uses a number of characters to represent the class structure of 1912, in which he wants the audience to compare their lives of 1945 and after 2 world wars, to before them. Priestly was a strong believer in socialism, a world with no defiant classes and a society that stood up for each other and took responsibility for their own actions. His idea was, due to the forever widening gap between the classes, people are going to suffer as the higher classes gained more power and took less responsibility for their actions.
Iago also creates a new profound hate for Othello for not recognizing that he is more worthy and has more qualification for the job, resulting in the start of his plans to destroy Othello and Cassio. This was the start to the downfall of many characters. Iago is seen as a demonic character who can create false realities for his victims. When conversing with his victims he develops a mutual bond with the victim creating a false reality that he has a friendly figure and not an enemy. Othello refers to Iago as “honest Iago” throughout the play unaware of his devilish acts.
This gives the reader just a quick glimpse into the thought process of this complex character that is actually quite unpretentious. George attempts to compensate for Lennie’s mental illness whenever he speaks for him throughout the book. A prime example of this is when George tells Lennie, “Now, look, I’ll give him the work tickets, but you ain’t gonna say a word. You jus’ stand there and don’t say nothing” (6). George knows that ... ... middle of paper ... ... talking about killing Lennie and doing all of these horrible acts of hate to him, but George made a comment to try to help him.
Analysis of An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley ‘An Inspector Calls’ fits in to the bracket of a mystery/morality play with hidden depths. Priestley is trying to convey his own feelings as a socialist about class and social status. He uses the inspector to express his views and attacks the Birlings who represent he upper class. He portrays them to be pompous and self-indulgent. The inspector wants to show the Birlings that they are not always right and that sometimes there is no difference between the upper class and a criminal.
He uses Birling to prejudice the audience, likely to be the younger generation and the working class, against people like Birling himself i.e. the industrial ruling class and the aristocracy of 1912. Priestley discredits the right wing views through his left wing perspective. He systematically discredits Birling right from the beginning of the play through Birling’s ignorant predictions, while the audience knows the reality. After all, they are looking backwards into the past, whereas Birling is merely predicting the future.
Priestley through his writing was also trying to show that all our actions have consequences and that as a result of the unsuitable social system, people thought it is acceptable not to worry about what the... ... middle of paper ... ...becomes evident that success for the future lies with the younger generation. Whilst Mr Birling, to the very end, insists on regarding the Inspector's visit as a joke, it is Eric who restores our hope when he says "And I say the girl's dead and we all helped to kill her and that's what matters." Eric's admission confirms that Inspector Goole's visit was justified and that valuable lessons were learned. This confirms that Inspector Goole is indeed conveying the social message. He proves to be a powerful force, a catalyst whose skilful and disciplined investigative approach is both instrumental and victorious in initiating positive change in the hearts, the minds and the attitudes of Eric and Sheila and thereby increases our optimism and faith that disadvantaged people will in the future be treated with dignity and respect which was what Priestley always wanted.