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  • John B. Priestley: An Inspector Calls

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    John B. Priestley: An Inspector Calls The play was written in 1912, which was also a year of high moral in Britain. The British people had a general feeling of optimism, they thought that technology would never stop advancing and that war would never occur. There was a huge difference in social classes and women were seen as inferior to men. By 1945 when the play was first performed the moral was much lower. There had just been two World Wars that had affected Britain quite severely. British

  • An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

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    An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley How does Priestley make a drama out of the theme of social responsibility? J. B. Priestley wrote the play “An Inspector Calls”, in 1945. The play was set in Brumley, a fictitious town in the midlands. “An Inspector Calls” is about how a ‘nouveou riche’ family is responsible for the suicide death of a young woman named Eva Smith. This play by J. B. Priestley was written to say to everyone that we all have social responsibility, we all are responsible

  • An Inspector Calls - J. B. Priestley

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    An Inspector Calls - J. B. Priestley Introduction My aim is to explain a key scene from the play ‘An Inspector Calls’, how it might be staged and to explain the role of my chosen character Mr Birling in this part of the play. This is the key scene: Birling (solemnly) But this is point. I don’t want to lecture you two young fellows again. But what so many of you don’t seem to understand now, when things are so much easier, is that a man has to make his own way – has to look after

  • Character Comparison in An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley

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    Inspector Calls by J B Priestley An inspector calls was written in 1946. However it was set in 1912. I think this tells us that the time of which is was written is very significant. As at this time in particular the emphasis on classes in society was very much more than it was later. The play is set in a fictional industrial town called Brumley. It is a typical town where factory owners where able to offer much needed employment and run things exactly how they wanted. J B Priestly offers us

  • A Review of An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

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    A Review of An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley This play is written by J.B. Priestley in 1945 but is set in an earlier period before World War I. Priestley has wanted us to accept our responsibility for all our work, in this play and has preached a compassionate and broad type of socialism. The Inspector, an enigmatic figure, is used to portray this message. It is through the idea of the detective thriller, that Priestley conveys his moral message, which particularly had considerable

  • The Reflection of J. B. Priestley's Political and Philosophical Beliefs in An Inspector Calls

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    The Reflection of J. B. Priestley's Political and Philosophical Beliefs in An Inspector Calls In 1945 J. B. Priestley wrote the play "An Inspector Calls". It is a very tense play; the audience are always on the edge of their seats. It is didactic as it conveys a social and moral meaning to the play. The play has naturalistic conversation all the way through, to make it seem real, like you could be there. But it also has surreal elements; for example; the inspectors name is Inspector Goole

  • The Style of An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    The Style of An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley "An Inspector Calls" is set in England, in a town called Brumley. The date is 1912, two weeks before the Titanic sets sail. The book was written towards the end of the Second World War in 1945. In the play, the house of the Birling family is elaborately decorated in expensive taste and shows that the family are high class and very wealthy. Seated around the table are Mr and Mrs Birling, their son Eric and their daughter Sheila who has just

  • J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls as an Effective Piece of Theatre

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    informed of the departure of Eric; Priestley has deliberately done this to give a sense of suspicion, this keeps the audience guessing where he is, this would create an atmosphere of confusion. Even though 'An Inspector Calls' is a very well made play Priestley tries to emphasise the importance of the care of others. Priestley was a socialist in his time, unlike most of the people around; they were only interested in exploiting people, like Mr. Birling. Priestley believed that everyone should

  • Dramatic Functions of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Dramatic Functions of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In the play An Inspector Calls, a message is being portrayed to the reader by J. B Priestley and in my opinion, the main bearer of this message is the inspector. Being of an ambiguous nature, he appears to live in a different world to the family with whom he deals; the Birlings and it is his dramatic function in the play that I shall be analysing. Firstly, we have the Stage Instructions to consider. Throughout

  • How Priestley Presents His Ideas To An Audience In Act One Of An Inspector Calls

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    How Priestley Presents His Ideas To An Audience In Act One Of An Inspector Calls Although J. B. Priestley was born many years after the ancient Greek civilisation produced some of its great literature, he still decided to use a similar way in which there greatest and therefore probably the greatest philosophers conveyed there ideological views, opinions and philosophies about society. He decided to utilise similar techniques as Plato and his famous student Aristotle and write a play-script

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