The play is set in 1912 but written in 1946; both of these years are a time when Britain is in disarray following two destructive and socially devastating world wars. Priestley uses this time difference effectively, showing people that the way forward is socialism. Finally Priestley comprehensively uses symbolism to explore the social breach between the upper and lower classes. The character of the Inspector has been used as a dramatic device. He is used to convey a message, as a mouthpiece to Priestley's views.
It sometimes depends on who you know and what you do. The play conveys a series of emotions, nobility of the hero, and reversal of the fortune and organic unity. In the end, however Miller implies that Willy’s death was not essential because it was due to his disillusioned belied that in the empty promises of capitalism lied the real American dream of contentment.
Arthur Miller is a social dramatist who reflects his outlook on the US government, in many of his plays. The Great Depression had a lasting influence on him, which he portrays in “The American Clock”. Because he was so deeply impacted by the Depression and the government’s role in it, Miller mocks the idealism of the American dream in “Death of a Salesman” and “A View from the Bridge”. Due to his unjust condemnation as a Communist during the McCarthy Era he accuses the faulty court system as culpable. Miller creates John Proctor in, “The Crucible” as a victim during the Salem Witch Trials, to represent himself during the Red Scare.
Indeed John H. Hagan explains that in Pip’s ‘lonely struggle to work out his salvation, he is atoning for the guilt of society at large. In learning to rise above selfishness, to attain to a selfless love for Magwitch, he brings to an end the chain of evil that was first forged by the selfish Compeyson’ (Hagan 7). The implication is that Dickens wants us to see beyond the stereotypes of criminals and the poor. To conclude both texts have different ways of evaluating the effects of social and economic conditions on the individual. The historical context of the Industrial Revolution and the rise of capitalism are central in both, with the resulting gulf between rich and poor a concern for Dickens and Wells.
Nobel Prize Winner George Bernard Shaw once said: "The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished." This is the problem which he tried to enlighten in his play Pygmalion mainly due to the language interference in nineteenth century England. However we can notice that this problem not only a problem of the time the play takes place in but it is everlasting issue that society of every capitalist country is dealing with. The money, power, social class and the language determine who you are. Mr.Higgins changed Eliza's language and manners completely but he did not change her values of pride and dignity.
In his play, Wilde utilizes the techniques of inversion and puns to get his satire across, which work together to form a specific critique of marriage and social status in a Victorian society, and those that enforce these rules. Woolf, on the other hand, uses both parody and irony to create a more relatable and less direct viewpoint on society and the people who fit into it. Both Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf use satire to criticize gender roles and social status in a Victorian society, but through different techniques direct their satire at different audiences. In The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the most common satirical techniques utilized by Wilde is inversion. Inversion is considered a reversal of order, form, or another relationship.
The Importance of Birling's Interaction with the Inspector in Act One of An Inspector Calls 'An Inspector Calls' was written in 1945 by J.B Priestly who was a socialist. It was written to make people recognise that capitalism is incorrect and socialism is correct.' An Inspector Calls' was set in 1912 which is immediately before the First World War. Priestly was writing in this period to inform people of the consequences of self confidence and selfishness. In this play Birling represents all the capital views and Eva, the workers and the Inspector represent the socialist views.
Priestley interests and involves the audience by having a lot of tension in the play “An Inspector Calls”. Priestley also interests them by having an exciting plot and a wide range of characters. He involves the audience by using dramatic irony very early on in the play and using characters to put across his concerns, such as the inspector in his speech tells the Birling’s "each of you helped to kill her." This is not only aimed at the characters on stage but at the audience too. Priestley’s message in “An Inspector Calls” is responsibility and how everyone is responsible for other people, we are all linked in society.
An Inspector Calls How does Priestley use the character of the Inspector to convey his own opinions and attitudes? An Inspector Calls, set in 1912, is a play with many social and political messages. J. B. Priestley believed a great deal in socialism and believed that many other people needed to be more caring about their community and the people in it. Priestley uses the character of the Inspector to convey his own thoughts, feelings and opinions about social issues.
Kreon evokes a Positivist attitude by shunning any morally appropriate notions brought on by his kinship with Polyneices, and pursuing a stance that he sees as politically necessary for the good of the society. This is the underlying reason for his decision to forbid t... ... middle of paper ... ... is a sign that the debate will live on for all of eternity. The Positive law and the Natural law philosophies have been traced throughout history, and as this play suggests, hardly a conclusion has been made. It is much like a Socialist-Capitalist debate in many respects. Even though America is viewed as a Capitalist society and evokes Natural law morale, there are still people who preach the ways of Communism and Positivism.