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 is designed to make us think about the way we live and the way that we treat other people. In the opening scene of the play the Birling family are holding a diner party to celebrate the engagement of Sheila Birling and Gerald Croft. This marriage will see two great business rivals come together. Even... ... middle of paper ... ...he Inspector arriving and leaving in the same fashion and the new Inspector coming over to ask questions about a girls suicide. With this twist it makes the audience think about if they want to sympathise with the Birling family or to be glad that they may not get away with murder.
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley This play was written in 1945 the year World War II finished but the story itself is set in 1912, in which conservative forces continually portrayed the working classes as a threat to capitalism, and capitalists such as Arthur Birling, who is the prime example of a wealthy industrialist. Due to this, the backward-looking government resisted creating any reforms to help the working classes many of which were not able to buy enough food to survive. Most of the nation was considered as the working class. However in contrast 1945 was a time of great optimism and of a desire not to repeat the mistakes of the past - since 1914 there had been two world wars and a terrible Depression. Social barriers had been abolished by the wars; everyone was forced to pull together and support their country.
The family are having a small party because they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila, Birlings daughter, to Gerald Croft. Gerald is the son of a great man who also owns a factory and Mr. Birling sees this as a chance to get into the big money. The party carries on into a happy mood when suddenly an inspector calls. He tells them of a girl who has killed herself and soon everyone has something to do with this inquiry in one way or another, but did this suicide really happen. My view of the class system as a whole is that it’s pointless and breeds.
Looking in a low wage worker’s perspective, they see a world where people assume they are substance abuser, because their lives seem miserable, however in the wrong way. Ehrenreich claims that low-wage workers spend their money wisely especially on rent and food. She shows a low-wagers real struggle as they try to find a home: “the big pr... ... middle of paper ... ...ful for creating a negative label on the working poor. Since no one will accept low wage workers in society, they only think of them as the ‘outcasts. Ehrenreich lastly states, “guilt doesn’t go anywhere far enough; the appropriate emotion is shame- shame at our dependency, in this case, on the underpaid labor of others” (221).
There are range of characters in this scene are Lord Capulet who holds the party,Tybalt who’s god a bad temper Juliet’s cousin. Romeo and Juliet who fall in love, Nurse who works for the Caplet family. At the beginning of the play the servants create a busting atmosphere Lord Capulet is very happy and welcomes the guests and then everyone’s is dancing. But then it goes sad when Juliet finds out Romeo is a Montague the son of her only enemy. At beginning the servants create a atmosphere of preparation for the party, trying to get everything organised .Having servants shows that Lord Capulet is wealthy.
However I think that the main message of the play is to actually make Victorian rich life out to be less than what it seems. I think it was written so it could give those who were poor because of the war a sense of happiness about their way of life. It shows that the wealthy got into trouble because of the advantage they took of their position. It shows that the rich are evil beings too, and it is not very good to be wealthy. It makes the people who were poor after WW2 have a sense of pride about who they are.
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’.
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.
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In my English class I have been reading the play 'An Inspector Calls'! The play is about a fairly well-off family (the Birling's) who have their evening spoilt by having an inspector call round, to ask them questions about a girl, Eva Smith, who drank some disinfectant to kill herself. I am going to start my comparisons with the head of the house-hold, Arthur Birling. Arthur Birling is a selfish, arrogant, family man who doesn't know the meaning of the word responsibility. The play starts off with the family sat around the dining table, toasting to the daughter, Sheila's, engagement to Gerald Croft.