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    How Does J.B. Priestly use the inspector for dramatic effect in his play “An Inspector Calls”? Inspector Goole is an exceedingly important character to the plot since he holds two personas, one being an omniscient, God-like figure and on the other hand a detective. Moreover, he is the voice of JB Priestly who has a strong socialist message of community. His message also comes across as a Christian one, which links to the biblical quotation, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but

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    addresses before he speaks to that person. His name “Goole” gives a strong ghostly feeling, the way it is enunciated and the slippery effect it gives off the tongue causes us to feel the spooky and uncanny nature of his presence. There was always a question posed that he wasn’t a police inspector at all, as Gerald finds out at the end of the play when he takes a quiet stroll and asks if an inspector “Goole” was on the police force. His name “Goole” suggests to me that he is a shadow that follows

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    and John Priestleys intentions. Priestley served in the war throughout 1914 - 1918. The play was written in the winter of 1944 - 5 yet was set in 1912 before the war; its centres around the Birling family. A visit from a mysterious Inspector Goole challenges the family about their involvement in the suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. At the beginning of the play the Birling family are happily enjoying a meal and celebrating the engagement of Gerald Croft and Sheila Birling. Birling

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    celebrate his daughter's engagement. Into this cosy and happy scene intrudes a police inspector called Inspector Goole. He is apparently investigating the suicide of a young working class woman and under the pressure of his interrogation every member of the family turns out to have a shameful secret that links them to her death. The main character in this play is inspector Goole, the name sounds like "ghoul" this is someone who has interest in death. He also makes an impression of massiveness

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    audience feels desperate to see what is going to happen in the next act. J.B. priestly seems concerned to affect his audience. The play was "sourly noticed" by the London theatre critics. The questions that people tend to ask is who was inspector Goole and what did Priestly intend him to be. A successful play would need to solve these problems by paying attention to the tone of events that are happening. It is 1912 and the Birlings and Gerald Croft were celebrating in a self-satisfied way.

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    J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls as Detective Fiction The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ fits into the genre of detective fiction because there are many key elements from a detective fiction present. However there are also some factors missing which do not allow the play to be called a detective fiction. It is a simple cover up to disguise the play from the audience so they do not see the main genre of the play which could be either a moral or political play. This is realised at the point

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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

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    How J.B Priestley Capture and Retains the Audience's Interest Throughout the Play Introduction ============ The wonderfully constructed play of "An Inspector Calls" is a play by the late J.b Priestly, which was written when the Second World War was coming to a close but was published two years later in 1947 straight after the Second World War. The actual play was set in 1912 just before the Great War (world war one) a war, which stole the lives of a whole generation of men. The play

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    Croft, a son of a wealthy man who runs a successful company. This family dinner party soon gets interrupted by a firm and harsh police inspector, inspector Goole, who is investigating the suicide of a young woman, Eva Smith. The play starts off on a positive attitude, but soon ends in tragedy as, under the interrogation of inspector Goole, we soon discover that each member of the Birling Family turn out to have played a part in the suicide of Eva Smiths death. The aim of the story is to, try

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    Dramatic Devices in Act 1 of An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley J.B. Priestley wrote a play in 1940 called “An Inspector Calls” In Act one Mr Priestley uses dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to members of the audience. He also interests and involves the audience in his play. I will be analysing act one of the play to try and understand the dramatic devices that Priestley uses. Although Priestley wrote the play in 1940 the play was set in 1912. In 1912, class was very

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