Inspector Goole is a strong-minded person who still remains strong while all the characters break down. This shows that the inspector knows what exactly he is doing. The inspector also allows secrets to be revealed even though the other family members are present. The inspector is in control of everything in the room, despite the importance of the Arthur Birling and the Crofts in the community. This shows the audience that the Inspector knows how to keep in control of serious situations.
then he went that much further by saying in an angry tone, "look here, Inspector, I consider this uncalled for and officious. I've half a mind to report you." The Inspector is shown as a strong individual throughout the play, as he's the one that is questioning the possible "suspects". He continually "cuts through massively" when people are talking, showing that he's the one that is in charge and when he wants someone to listen to him, then they do. Sheila even says about him " I hate to think how much he knows that we don't know", so the Inspector is obviously very wise which implies that he's a strong character in that sense.
An Inspector calls - The Role Of the Inspector. The character of Inspector Goole is the catalyst for the evening's events and is quite a mystery and fascination to many people. He is described and comes across as able to create 'an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulnessâ€¦' He speaks carefully, weightily and has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses. I will be carefully looking at how he manages to be so powerful and authoritative, mainly concentrating on the specific language and use of rhetorical speaking that he uses throughout the play. I will also mention the mystery of whether the inspector was an impostor and look at the broad possibilities, of which he may be, One of the most effective things that the Inspector manages to do is to have large power and control over the other characters and is seen by the reader as an immense man, despite the stage directions clearly stating that 'he need not be big'.
Explore Inspector Goole’s role within the play essay Inspector Goole is the prominent character in the play. This is even indicated before the audience is even introduced to him. The name ‘Goole’ sounds to the audience like ‘ghoul’, which is a pun. Priestly uses a pun to make the play more dramatically effective. The Inspector’s name seems to suggest a certain supernatural element to his character.
Although characters are an essential component to have in a play, the ac... ... middle of paper ... ...or is an actor. In those moments, Pridamant’s actions of tearing down the curtain and crying reveal more to the audience than his dialogue would. It proves that Pridamant feels remorse over mistreating his son and he wishes that he could have his son back. The playwright provides many aspects to create a play and to make it interesting. The actions and dialogue the characters make must be fluid and have a purpose.
J.B Priestly uses his play ‘An Inspector Calls’ as a way of getting across his socio-political views. He believed that people of different classes were being treated completely oppositely and demanded that something should be done. One of the key ways he emphasises points thorough the whole play is by the dramatic techniques he uses. In the course of An Inspector Calls the Birling family and Gerald Croft change from a state of great self-satisfaction to a state of extreme self-doubt. The play is in 'real time' - in other words, the story lasts exactly as long as the play is on the stage.
The inspector interrogates each family member with such unstoppable force that they feel obliged to comply with his accusations and demands. Another factor, which makes the inspector so powerful, is that he is not intimidated by any of the family members. For example when Mr Birling says that he knows the whole police force personally and that he is very high in social standing. 'You're new, aren't you? I thought you must be.
His manner also enables him to bring Sheila and Eric to the realisation of their guilt and responsibility towards the death of Eva Smith. Inspector Goole is dominating and puts a lot of pressure on the character he is questioning, this allows him to reveal the chain of events that led to the death of Eva Smith. A director would have to consider this when casting the role. Inspector Goole has a great presence, 'he creates at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness'. Inspector Goole dominates the situation from the start and is not intimidated by Mr. Birling, Gerald Groft or anyone else in the family.
In An Inspector Calls J.B. Priestley has a message to deliver, what is this message and how does he deliver this message? In the play 'An Inspector Calls' the playwright John Boynton Priestley, uses real people in artificial situations to create the well-rounded performance, he does this so effectively because the people of the time could relate to these situations, setting and the issues raised but could also place themselves in the play with each person in the audience becoming an actors. We are constantly kept on the edge, never knowing what to expect next. He does this by using many complex dramatic devices in order to give the correct information to the audience and actors and deliver it with pinpoint timing. In this family situation the inspector is able to manipulate it by knowing the significant weaknesses and personalities of the individual family members.
Despite their differences all five leaders were critical to the case at hand. The Angry father and the Architect were essential to represent each opinion group. The Salesman was necessary to serve as head of the rest of the bored people as well as to regulate the comfortability. The Foreman was necessary in theory to control the meeting. And the Old Man was the saving grace in the entire trial.