The Character of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestley The inspector is from the Brumley police force. He says that his name is Inspector Goole. I think J.B.Priestley gave him the name Goole to try and make you think of him as a ghoul. He is representing an inspector from the Brumley police force and is also represented as a father confessor He is investigating the death of Eva Smith who had committed suicide in the infirmary. He has some evidence to prove that each member of the family had something to do with her.
The Suicide of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley The play "An Inspector Calls", was written by J.B. Priestly in 1945, following the end of World War II. It is set in 1912, two weeks before the Titanic set sail, and two years before World War I began. It was a time of political unrest. The working class were attempting to gain higher wages, and in places they couldn't, strikes occurred.
Who is Held Responsible for Eva Smith's Death in An Inspector Calls In this essay I will explain who I feel is most responsible for Eva Smith's death, by examining each character's contribution to the tragedy. I will also illustrate to what extent her death can be blamed on the society she lived in. In 1912 the society in which Eva Smith lived was very strict with a class system that split England up into wealthy and poor people with no classes dividing them.
An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestly Who killed Eva Smith? There are many different factors involved with the death of Eva Smith that should be considered while asking the question whom ultimately killed Eva Smith. Each one of the Birling family (including Gerald Croft) pushed Eva Smith that extra bit closer to killing herself, but no one person was individually responsible for her death. Whether one person was more to blame than any other it is hard to say. Although these people contributed to her unfortunate end to life, her position in life and society are also greatly to blame.
An Inspector Calls was written in 1945 but set in 1912. The play shows the stark difference between 1912 and 1945. J. B. Priestley reveals the errors of society and the faults of capitalism as well as the bias of the upper class and social status. As a firm believer in the concepts of socialism, he uses this play to expose society’s poor attitudes to the working class of the period. The way they treat Eva Smith reflects on how many of the working class may have been treated by their social superiors. Eva was a victim in society as she was very low in the financial hierarchy as well as in reality where she was at the bottom of the classes. Women at that time were seen as being delicate, obedient to their husbands. The inspector is used to correct the
Taking Responsibility for Eva's Death in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls Works Cited Missing J.B.Priestley wrote "An Inspector Calls" after the Second World War; it was written after the World War as people in the higher-class thought everything was going to be okay. It was written to show how the working class were treated by the higher -class; after the World War everyone had to be responsible and look out for each other. Priestley wrote about a higher-class family called the Birlings who were all responsible for killing a young woman in the working class called Eva Smith.
Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly The play, ‘An Inspector Calls’, was written in 1945 by J.B. Priestly who was a noted socialist. At the time he wrote the play, the Second World War had just finished leaving England and the rest of Europe in chaos, leading up to this time there had also been many years of economic depression after the First World War. People were now coming up with new ideas and had new hopes for the modern world and how they could prevent this kind of thing happening again. The idea of socialism was thought to be the way forward by many, believing the wars and depression had been caused by rampant capitalism.
Dramatic Tension in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls was written in 1946, many decades after the end of World War One and just after World War Two. However the actual play is back in 1912; before World War one and just before the start of voyage of The Titanic. Furthermore at the time of spring 1912, most people did not fear of German resistance, as there seemed to be no possibility that Britain would intervene; and they had all justified that the Titanic was unsinkable. The fact that the story is set in this period is important because it is the basis for most of the irony that occurs in the story.
Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls Do you agree that Eva Smith is presented as a victim in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’? How does J.B Priestly use the Inspector to make the Birling family aware of their responsibilities to individuals such as Eva Smith and how successful is he? When Eva Smith is presented to the audience by the Inspector, she is immediately shown to be the victim of the play. The Inspector highlights and describes how each of the members of the Birling family has used Eva Smith. The Inspector shows that each character has victimised her and that each of them has a part to play and a partly responsible for her death.