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    Character of the Inspector in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls A description of the inspector is given by Priestly as Edna (the Birling Family house maid) answers the door. It portrays the Inspector as not being a big man in stature, but he creates “an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness.” He is a man in his fifties and is dressed in a plain darkish suit of the period. Even the way he dresses seems to add to the effect of his dark, deceptive and mysterious manner

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    The Role and Function of the Inspector in J B Priestley's An Inspector Calls In 'An Inspector Calls', the main character is 'Inspector Goole'. Everything revolves around him and he is in control of the audience, characters and story. The story was set in 1912 and much of the context of the time relates to the Inspector's questioning of the Birling's. Inspector Goole is continuously trying to make all the Birling family members think about their conscious and guilt towards Eva Smiths death

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    twenty-five he was awarded a place at Cambridge to study literature, history and political science and later went on to work as a journalist in London. An article he wrote in 1957 led to the formation of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament or CND. An Inspector Calls is a play with multiple social and political messages, J.B Priestly was a socialist and was also against capitalism as he believed it favoured the rich and powerful and encouraged greed and selfishness. The play takes place entirely inside

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    Role of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley The inspector is an enigmatic character; playing one of the biggest parts in the drama. He is described on his entrance as creating "an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness. He is a man in his fifties, dressed in a plain darkish suit... He speaks carefully, weightily, and has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before actually speaking.". He works very systematically; he

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    Essay on the differences between Mr Birling and the Inspector “An Inspector calls” Essay on the differences between Mr Birling and the Inspector The play was written in 1945 and set in 1912 with a society very different from ours. The society of 1912 was divided into classes and how much money you had. People were not treated as equals and those of a lower class (e.g. Eva Smith), were treated with disrespect and no equality by those of a higher class with bullying attitudes and influences

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    The Role of the Inspector in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls "But I accept no blame for it all." Although this may sound like a statement from someone that is being questioned in the docks of court, this quote is actually from the both the Birling's (Mr and Mrs) in An Inspector Calls when they are asked questions by Inspector Goole. They are demonstrating here that because they are of the richer class, they cannot accept any responsibility for any problems in society, within the city.

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    Criticisms in An Inspector Calls 'An Inspector Calls' is a very thought provoking and rousing play. It was obviously written to make a strong point and illustrate the social gap between classes. This play was written in 1945 and since then, times and situations have changed enormously. However, this play still has great relevance today due to the fact that as a country we retain strong upper class societies who are very definitely detached. In the following essay, I aim to outline the

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    Characters of An Inspector Calls The inspector arrives at the Birling's house in the evening, during a family get-together to celebrate the engagement of their daughter to Gerald Croft. The inspector questions every member of the family individually, starting with Mr. Birling. Mr & Mrs Birling who do not like the way the inspector is interrogating them, get angry with him, and accuse him of being rude. However Sheila, Mr & Mrs Birling's daughter, and Gerald are honest, and can face their

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    prosperous at a time of poverty for many. They are oblivious to this, and given the fact that the play was written many years later the play contains much irony about the future, but not only does it make it question our history but also our future. An Inspector Calls is one of J.B Priestley’s plays which have many messages that are social and political, also this play has a similarity with Priestley’s other plays because he plays with the concept of time. He believed in socialism quite a lot and felt very

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    An Inspector Calls - Synopsis It's a comfortable night in springtime and the Birling Family and Mr.Croft are celebrating the engagement on their daughter Sheila to Mr.Croft. Its all going so well the whole family are wallowing in their self pride. There is a knock an the door, an inspector calls. As the inspector starts to break down the party, we start to understand more to the story. The inspector tells the group that there has recently been a suicide; by a girl name Eva Smith. He explains

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