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  • Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley I have chosen to write my essay about Mr.Arthur Birling and Mrs. Sheila Birling. I have chosen these characters because they have different views on the events concerning Eva Smith. Sheila, for instance, felt extremely regretful about the incident involving the sacking of Eva Smith and we can tell this because she says 'And I'm desperately sorry' neither did she show any relief after hearing that

  • The Role of Arthur Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    The Role of Arthur Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley I am going to investigate the role of Arthur Birling in the play “An Inspector calls. Arthur Birling is the head of the family, he is rich and bad-tempered. He doesn’t care about anyone unless they are making him look good or richer. He is a very traditional man, and within his family, he likes to believe that what he says goes. Mr Birling is a pompous man in his mid fifties. At the beginning of the

  • Arthur Birling at the Beginning of Act One in An Inspector Calls

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    Arthur Birling at the Beginning of Act One in An Inspector Calls JB Priestly wrote the play of ‘An Inspector Calls’ in 1945 but set the play in 1912, Edwardian Britain. The writer intentionally set the play in 1912 to make the audience aware of social conscience. Another reason why the play was set in 1912 was because, some of the historical events mentioned in the play, the audience would be familiar with as they would have lived through the time and would know the real results of how they

  • Comparison of The Attitudes Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Comparison of The Attitudes Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley was first performed in 1945. The play was set in 1912 before the war; it centres on the wealthy Birling family. A visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole, during the celebration of Sheila Birling's and Gerald Croft's engagement, proves to be a horrifying experience for them as they learn that they have all played a part in the suicide

  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Inspector Calls" is about a family the Birlings having influence on a girl's death, Eva Smith. The family includes Arthur Birling, Sybil Birling, Sheila Birling and her future husband who is also involved Gerald Croft and Eric Birling. The play was first performed in 1947. Arthur Birling was the first to influence the life of Eva Smith. We know that Arthur Birling was a very proud man; he had his own company "Birling and Company". Arthur Birling knew Eva Smith through work as

  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Through out the play Mr Birling is made out to be a dislikeable character and in the opening stage direction priestly describes Mr Birling as "A heavy looking rather portentous man in his middle fifties with fairly easy manners but rather provincial in his speech," This quotation gives the audience an immediate clue to Mr Birlings character, suggesting that he is self interested before he has even spoken in the play. The audience's dislike for Mr Birling quickly grows because

  • Theme Of Inspector Goole In An Inspector Calls

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    The Birling family, Eva Smith (also known as Dairy Renton), Gerald Croft, and Inspector Goole are the main characters of the play. Each member of the Birling family and Gerald Croft met Eva Smith in a way that may have been the cause of her suicide. The family is having a good time until they get a knock on the door from Inspector Goole, which changes everything for the Birling family. The play is set in 1912 at the Birling’s home. They are all celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling and General

  • Eva Smith's Death in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Inspector Calls" to suggest that the play was set in the past to allow J.B. Priestley to "let Mr Birling lead himself up the garden path in historical predictions, and show him to be wrong in his whole outlook on the world". It could be argued that the most important theme of "An Inspector Calls" is responsibility which can be described in two ways - each of the Birlings and Gerald Croft's own personal responsibility for Eva Smith's death or how the cause of her death would

  • A Critical Evaluation of An Inspector Calls

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    high stature. The people around the table consist of Arthur Birling (the father), Sybil Birling (the mother), Sheila Birling (the daughter), Eric Birling (the son) and Gerald Croft (whom has just become engaged to Sheila Birling). After they have finished dinner they settle down and start drinking port. Then Arthur Birling makes a speech towards Sheila and Gerald's engagement, to the family. Already, we are having ideas about how the Birlings and Gerald Croft are quite smug and self-centred in

  • Analysis of An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    relationship between Arthur Birling and his son Eric. After reading the play, I found out that Mr Birling and his son Eric did not have a strong relationship. This is because Arthur did not realise when his son started drinking so much and stole money from his office. Making a girl pregnant could not be hidden from a father, but Arthur did not come to know anything about it until the end. I will be using quotes and stage actions to show the relationship between Arthur and Eric.

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