Analysis Mr Birling Inspector Calls

  • Inspector Calls

    present Mr Birling in ‘An Inspector Calls’ J.B. Priestly presents Arthur Birling as a self obsessed, work oriented “hard-headed business man” in Act 1. The stage directions describe him as a “heavy-looking, rather portentous man” giving an impression that he looks rather threatening. He speaks formally, even around his family. He has worked hard to raise himself up the social ladder and is proud to think that he’s going to be knighted.  Even at his daughter’s engagement party, Birling only has

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  • Mrs Teresa Call

    Impact of Theory on Social Policy CRJS 4203-2 Mrs. Teresa Call June 24, 2012  Feminist Theories The theory that I chose was the Feminist Theory. “The feminist theory in the realm of criminal justice considers the level of inequality prevalent within this social organization that operates from a predominantly masculine’s perspective. “Feminist theories explain criminal justice decisions as reflecting this male dominance and functioning to support patriarchy by discriminating against

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  • An Inspector Calls

    An inspector calls notes * Written in 1945 set in 1912 * An inspector calls is one of J.B.P’s most popular plays * He believed people should be treated equally * In this play we see the awful behaviour of a rich middle class family * How this has lead to the death of Eva smith * They exploit the vulnerable girl * Play begins with an engagement party for Shelia and Gerald * Only the berlins are there. * Eric portrayed as quite childish * Mr B finds talking

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  • Sheila - an Inspector Calls - Jb Priestley

    Priestley initially introduces Sheila Birling as ‘a pretty girl’ although she’s in her early twenties. These early descriptions suggest immaturity; the fact that she is in her early twenties yet is still referred to as a girl. At the beginning of the book, she is presented as shallow and naïve. This allows for the audience to make premature judgements. However, this naivety and immaturity isn’t apparent at the end of the play. Sheila matures over the course of the play and her change is much more

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  • Issues of Social Division in an Inspector Calls

    indirectly, in the events of the play and Eva Smith’s death. Mrs. Birling, Priestley notes, is her husband’s social superior, just as Gerald will be Sheila’s social superior if they do get married. Priestley also subtly notes that Gerald’s mother, Lady Croft, disapproves of Gerald’s marrying Sheila for precisely this reason. Finally, everyone’s treatment of Eva might be put down (either in part or altogether) to the fact that she is a girl, as Mrs Birling puts it, “of that class.” Priestley himself clearly

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  • Sheila and Eric Are Important in an Inspector Calls

    for this is found in act1 when, Eric and Sheila express their sympathy for the strikers which, Birling completely disagrees with being, a business man, who can only think of money and doesn’t care about others emotions and worries. Plus, their attitudes changed throughout the play making them more interesting. The relationships Sheila and Eric had with their parents are entirely changed by the Inspector. Sheila becomes rebellious towards her parents (she didn’t take the ring back from Gerald). Along

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  • Inspector Calls - Gcse Essay the Inspector's First Appearance

    dramatic and so should therefore be explored further. The conversation between Mr Birling, Eric Birling, Gerald Croft and the Inspector initially hints to traits in their personalities. As the Inspector enters he instantly makes an impression. Following this the Inspector tries to find any information out about the suicide that he was investigating. Due to the circumstances of the case the Inspector speaks to Mr Birling first, telling him that due to his actions of firing the young girl, it acted

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  • Inspector Calls

    How does JB Priestly explore and present the theme of gender in the play ‘An Inspector Calls”? Section 3 - Throughout this play JB Priestly has included a range of female characters in the play, from an upper class snob, through a mature daughter and a working class girl. However Eva Smith, the working class girl, was the only character who suffered the most because of her gender, she was treated differently by all character throughout the play. She had no value in society what so ever and we’ve

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  • The Role and Function of the Inspector in J.B Priestly's "An Inspector Calls"

    I am going to be exploring the role and function of the inspector in “An Inspector Calls“. I am going to break down his role in the play, explore his effects on the other characters and analyse his stage presence and also show his intention in coming to the Birling household. I am also going to express whether I think, in the play, the inspector is supposed to be a real person or something other. When exploring the effects that the inspector has on the other characters I will describe the characters

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  • An Inspector Calls Character Notes

    Mr Arthur Birling He is described at the start as a "heavy-looking, rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech." • He has worked his way up in the world and is proud of his achievements. He boasts about having been Mayor and tries (and fails) to impress the Inspector with his local standing and his influential friends. • However, he is aware of people who are his social superiors, which is why he shows off about the port to Gerald, "it's exactly the

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  • What Is the Function of the Inspector

    What Is The Function Of The Inspector In 'An Inspector Calls'? Inspector Goole is the eponymous character in An Inspector Calls' by J.B Priestley who has many functions. Primarily, he is introduced to the play to interrogate the Birling Family and Gerald Croft, but Priestley also uses him to move the plot forward and as a device for the writer to voice his opinion, furthermore he controls movement on stage, encourage the characters and audience to learn from their mistakes and to create moments

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  • An Inspector Calls Act Three Analysis

    interrogations which have structured the play since the Inspector’s arrival (in order: Birling, Sheila, Gerald, Mrs. Birling, Eric). Each of the Birlings has played a part in Eva Smith’s death, and each of them must take part of the responsibility for what happened to her and for her final, sad choice. This motif, as well as the structure of the play and of Eva Smith’s life (though, to get the order of events right, Mrs. Birling was the last, not the penultimate, character to affect Eva in reality), points

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  • Analysis Mrs. Bixby

    “Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat” I am going to analyse the story entitled “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s coat”. It was written by the British writer whose name is Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl born in Wales, to Norwegian parents, he served in the Royal Air Force[->0] during World War II[->1], in which he became a flying ace[->2] and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of wing commander[->3]. Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s, with works for both children and adults, and became one of the

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  • Explain How the Introductory Stage Directions, What the Characters Say and How They Say It Helps to Influence the Audience Opinions of the Character in an Inspector Calls ?

    Explain how the introductory stage directions, what the characters say and how they say it helps to influence the audience opinions of the character in An Inspector Calls ? Priestly had successfully made clear descriptions about the characters in ‘An Inspector Calls’ whether it’s from the stage directions, what and how the characters say which would lead the audience to judge and made opinions about them. It is clearly described in the stage direction which was in beginning of the play that

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  • An Inspector Calls

    and so the inspectors message in his final speech would have been particularly resonant the people watching at the time. He completely changes how the Birling’s (and Gerard) act and feel throughout the entire book. This puts him at the centre throughout the play even when he is left he still influences people in that he is all they talk about and just when they seem to have decided to forget about him (when they have decided it is all a wind up) they are reminded of him by the phone call which ends

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  • Mr Arthur Birling

    as a "heavy-looking, rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech." He has worked his way up in the world and is proud of his achievements. He boasts about having been Mayor and tries (and fails) to impress the Inspector with his local standing and his influential friends. However, he is aware of people who are his social superiors, which is why he shows off about the port to Gerald, "it's exactly the same port your father gets." He is proud that he is likely to

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  • "Call Me" by Blondie Song Analysis

    contrast when necessary. Even with all the repetition in the song, is allows the listen to focus on the words and message of the song. The use of repetition, variation, and contrast is very important when it comes to a successful song. The song “Call Me” by Blondie uses a lot of repetition throughout the song. For example, the first and second verses have the exact same instrument chords, as well as the female vocals. The first verse begins at 0:16 with female vocals and a constant drum, bass,

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  • An Inspector Calls

    distressed and finding the situation  difficult and maybe thinking deeply about what has just happened. In  the stage directions Eric "laughs rather hysterically, pointing at  him". By insulting Birling, Eric is sure to provoke him and make him  angrier. Throughout the conflict between Eric and Birling, Eric is  insulting him, building up the drama even more, creating more anger  and tension. He makes comments such as, "Do you remember what you said  to Gerald and me after dinner, when you were

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  • An Inspector Calls Essay

    Question: Act II ends with Mrs. Birling finally weakening. What is the cause of this? How does the Inspector trap her into condemning her own son? At the end of act two, Mrs. Birling realises that the Inspector knows a lot about all of the family. She realises that if she lies to him he will already know the correct answer and will know she is lying. Also after hearing everybody else's story before hers she is probably quite shocked and thinks that her story won't be of any significance. However

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  • An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls is a parable on the responsibility of the individual toward one’s fellow beings, and it succeeds in spite of its heavy-handed sermonizing. Arthur Birling and his family are celebrating their daughter Sheila’s engagement to Gerald Croft. This will also merge two corporate competitors, resulting in higher profits. Priestley relies on the audience’s knowledge of recent events to color Birling’s optimism with irony as he extols the wonders of the Titanic, which is about to set sail

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  • How Does Priestley Present Mr Birling

    In an inspector calls Priestley presents Mr Birling as being a successful business man who is ruthless. He is also very proud and boasts lots to make him have more social authority. Another reason is that Priestley is very optimistic. Moreover he is very selfish and only cares about himself and his family. Mr Birling comes across as being a successful business man who is ruthless. For example he plays golf with Chief Constable Colonel Roberts, golf is a luxury and is very expensive, he also plays

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  • Inspector Calls

    I saw a production of East is East at The New Alexander Theatre. My first impressions were that I was very excited to watch this play because I could relate to this play and the title ‘East is East’ was interesting and made me wonder what will the play be about. I think the director Ayub Din Khan wanted to express the Asian culture and his experience to the British audience. I watched this performance on 15th January 2015. In this controlled Assessment, I will be analysing the performance of East

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  • Social Classes in an Inspector Calls

    In ‘An Inspector Calls’ Priestley explores the different social classes. I am going to have a look at how he manages to do so. The Higher Class are shown as being very self-conscious especially the older ones who are set in their ways. Even though they are happy about the fact they consider themselves above the majority of people they are obviously wary about the fact there are people more important than they are. ‘It’s a pity Sir George and – er – Lady Croft.’ The way this happens shows that

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  • How Does the Character of Mr. Birling Reflect British Society in 1912?

    How does the character of Mr. Birling reflect British society in 1912? The character of Mr. Birling is very important in 'An inspector calls' because he reflects how many upper class people (especially men) treated others in different classes. His character is vital to get across Priestley's socialist ideologies. Firstly, Mr. Birling exclaims how he is not "a purple-faced old man.", this suggests that most men of authority were greedy, only cared for themselves and had a lot of money to

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  • Time in an Inspector Calls

    time as a dramatic device in ‘An Inspector Calls? An Inspector calls can be seen as one of Priestley’s ‘time’ plays because it explores the relationship between the past, present and future; some schools of thought have even suggested that the Inspector is some form of ‘cosmic time-lord’ or have compared him to ‘The ghost of Christmas Yet to Come’ from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. At the beginning of the play, time is used to undermine Arthur Birling, as he makes a series of misplaced

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  • Mr Birling in Inspector Calls

    Introduction Birling is the patriarch of the Birling family, a capitalist whose decision to dismiss Eva Smith form his factory began her path to destruction. He is described at the start as a "heavy-looking, rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech." Mr Birling has worked his way up in the world and is proud of his achievements. He boasts about having been Mayor and tries (and fails) to impress the Inspector with his local standing and his influential friends-

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  • How Does Priestley Present Mr Birling

    1. he predicts it's Curley for OMAM, Mr Birling for AIC -Steinbeck can use the theme of fate to present Curley. - Curley does not have to work hard like the others but still holds power because he is the Boss's son. - Curley picked a fight with Lennie. Lennie hurt Curley. George asks slim "Slim, is Curleys old man gonna can us?" George is worried as Curley has authority because he is the Boss's son.  - Curley is said to be evil and was born with authority. - Steinbeck uses Curley to highlight

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  • An Inspecter Calls

    Alternative ending-An Inspector Calls The stress that was caused in the Birling family was very disturbing even after a couple of years in 1914. When the war started everything gradually started to become worse as the country was suffering and many people were injured including children and infants. Sheila wanted to achieve something in life; she wanted to become a nurse as she knew she would be more deserving and would be able to help others who were injured. She knew that Eric was going away

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  • Discuss Who Is to Blame for Eva Smith's Death in 'an Inspector Calls'

    I am going to consider the five different characters in ‘An Inspector Calls’ and their contributions to the death of Eva Smith before concluding who I feel is to blame the most. Arthur Birling is first to be questioned by the Inspector, at first he does not recognise the girl’s name but after seeing her picture he realises that she was a young girl that once worked as a labourer in his company. He claims that he fired this girl for asking for higher wages. He displays a lack of empathy and understanding

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  • An Inspector Calls - Inspector Goole and Sheila

    An Inspector Calls When we are first introduced to Inspector Goole, he gives us the impression of being a very imposing figure. We can see this with one of his first stage directions “(cutting through, massively)”. Not only does the inspector permit himself to interrupt Mr. Birling, who is an important figure in society, but also does so massively. By using this adverb, J.B. Priestley creates an overpowering, imposing, and important image of the inspector, also emphasizing the power that the inspector

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  • Inspector Calls

    Arthur Birling Husband of Sybil, father of Sheila and Eric. Priestley describes him as a "heavy-looking man" in his mid-fifties, with easy manners but "rather provincial in his speech." He is the owner of Birling and Company, some sort of factory business which employs several girls to work on (presumably sewing) machines. He is a Magistrate and, two years ago, was Lord Mayor of Brumley. He thus is a man of some standing in the town. He describes himself as a "hard-headed practical man of business

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  • Pride and Prejudice - Mr Darcey Analysis

    In this extract Austin uses several techniques to portray Mr Darcy’s personality. In chapter three when Mr Bingley was invited to attend ball he brings a few associates with him namely; his two sisters, a brother in law, and a friend named Mr Darcy. They all catch some attention when they enter the hall, however, Mr Darcy attracts the most attention for several reasons, firstly a report has circulated the room outlining his salary, which, is a large ten thousand a year (around £796,000) People

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  • Insepctor Calls Questions Act 3

    interactions with other characters early in the play, we have learnt that he has been a steady drinker for two years and that he is treated childlike, for example, Mrs Birling assumes that Eric and his sister are tired because he is apart of the younger generation although he is old enough to be responsible for his actions. In Act Three the Inspector questions Eric, and when the truth comes out about Eric’s role of Eva Smith’s death he acts as if their relationship was brief and the fact that she became

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  • Analysis « Mr. Know – All»

    Analysis « Mr. Know – All» by William Somerset Maugham The story under analysis was written by William Somerset Maugham. He was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era. Mr. Know- All is a story with a moral lesson. The subject is simple. A rich British merchant of Oriental origin, called Mr. Kelada, meets a group of Westerners on a ship sailing across the Pacific Ocean. His cabin-mate, a British citizen who is the

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  • An Inspector Calls

    fifty pounds which he stole from Mr Birlings office, to support her. Eric’s relationship with Eva Smith was very demanding a they used each other and they also didn’t treat each other it respect. When Mr Birling asks where the fifty pounds came from, Eric denied that he took it from his MR Birlings office. When his father asks him why he didn’t just ask him for help, Eric replies that he’s not the “kind of father a chap could go to when he’s in trouble.” The Inspector leadingly asks Eric if the girl

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  • Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls By J.B Priestley In the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B Priestley, we see the importance seeing things for what they really are.  Many people are blind to certain things and later blame themselves for them.  Scam artists know this very well.  They lure people in by making them think something completely different of which the unsuspecting victims trust.  Then they strike, usually taking with them a large sum of money.  Leaving a very broken and hurt victim.  Sheila Birling

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  • Analysis of Inspector Calls

    Analysis This is, without a doubt, Kipling's most beloved poem, and, along with "The White Man's Burden", his most famous. Although T.S. Eliot would deem it only "great verse" and others "jingoistic nonsense," it is consistently ranked among the highest, if not the highest itself, of Britons' favorite poems. It was first published in the "Brother Square-Toes" chapter of Rewards and Fairies, a 1910 collection of verse and short stories. While the poem is addressed to Kipling's son John, it was

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  • Mr Case Analysis

    katie prowse Submitted to: Penny Moss Submission date: November 30, 2015 ------------------------------------------------- Carmex Case Analysis J&K Consulting Group MR1100 Submitted by: Jessica pelley and katie prowse Submitted to: Penny Moss Submission date: November 30, 2015 ------------------------------------------------- Carmex Case Analysis J&K Consulting Group [Company address] Table of Contents Brief Overview (Summary)………………………………….. Page Two Statement of

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  • The Role of the Inspector in an Inspector Calls

    The Role Of The Inspector In An Inspector Calls Length: 1393 words (4 double-spaced pages) Rating: Red (FREE) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - What is the role and function of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls? An Inspector Calls is a play with lots of political messages as well as social messages. J. B. Priestley believed in socialism and he used large amounts of his plays to try and convince people to his way of thinking. It was written in

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  • Inspector Calls Key Scene

    An Inspector Calls - Key Scene/Turning Point/ Theme A major theme in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J. B. Priestley is that of responsibility. The author’s message in the play is that society is interdependent and that we are each responsible for the welfare of all its members. He develops this theme through the experiences of the family of a wealthy, influential and ambitious industrialist, Arthur Birling. To understand the significance of the key scene and its relationship to the theme

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  • Eric Birling

    Eric Birling What do you think is the importance of Eric and how does Priestley present him? How does he change throughout the play? At the start of the play we see Eric as a naïve alcoholic who seems to want to follow his father into his rich and successful business. We see Eric as immature and at the start of the play we see his anxiety, as if he knows that something will go wrong that night. As Eric and his family learn more about his shocking relationship with Eva, he seems to undergo a dramatic

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  • An Inspector Calls - Revision

    ‘AN INSPECTOR CALLS’- REVISION PACK CONTEXT To understand the context of the play, it's helpful to know a little about J B Priestley's life and his political views during the early 20th century - a time of great global change. He wrote An Inspector Calls after the Second World War and like much of his work contains controversial, politically charged messages. Keen to pioneer a new 'morality' in politics, Priestley’s chief concerns involved social inequality in Britain and the need for nuclear

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  • Inspector Calls

    How does the character of Mr Birling reflect British society in 1912? The character of Mr. Birling is very important in 'An inspector calls' because he reflects how many upper class people (especially men) treated others in different classes. His character is vital to get across Priestley's socialist ideologies. Mr Birling also reflects the older generation, Capitalism and furthermore mirrors the division in society. Firstly, Mr. Birling exclaims how he is not "a purple-faced old man.", this

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  • Call and Qualification Analysis

    THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Call and Qualifications Analysis Submitted to Dr. David W. Hirschman, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course, LEAD 635 Pastoral Theology by Christopher Callaway 2/5/2016 Call to Pastoral Ministry In MacArthur’s book Pastoral Ministry How to Shepherd Biblically he discusses in chapter 6 some certain criteria that provides assurance or confirmation that what we believe to be a call to ministry actually is a call to ministry. The

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  • How Does Priestley Present Mr Birling Priestley Presents the Character of Mr Birling as a Symbol of the Capitalist Ruling Class and the Need for Socialist Ideals.

    How Does Priestley Present Mr Birling Priestley presents the character of Mr Birling as a symbol of the capitalist ruling class and the need for socialist ideals. Priestley begins by presenting Mr Birling as a successful, albeit 'hard-headed businessman'. It is clear from the stage directions which describe 'The dining room... of a fairly large suburban house, belonging to a prosperous manufacturer' that Birling is rich and materialistically successful. In terms of capitalism, he is therefore a

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  • An Inspector Calls - Mr Birling

    J.B. Priestly presents Arthur Birling as a self-obsessed, work oriented “hard-headed business man” in Act 1. The stage directions describe him as a “heavy-looking, rather portentous man” giving an impression that he looks rather threatening. He is very traditional and speaks formally, even around his family. He has worked hard to raise himself up the social ladder and is proud to think that he’s going to be knighted. Even at his daughter’s engagement party, Birling’s head is still wrapped around

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  • How Important Is the Inspector

    Inspector Goole has an incredibly important role in ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestly. He is a persistent person with a strong character which allows him to take control of all of the actions of the other characters and the development of the play. Firstly, the Inspector is clearly important because his name is in the title. ‘An Inspector Calls’. Only the most important of character have their names in the title of the play. Priestly wishes to convey the importance of the Inspector before the

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  • Mr. J Case Analysis

    in all dealing with respondents. Mr. S was not on time. He did not reach the interrogation room until 9:30am which is not a good sign of professionalism in an interview. It is important for an interviewer to put others at ease. It is vital that the interviewers not appear to be a threat. If respondents perceive that they are the target of an inquiry, they are less likely to cooperate. Also closing the interview on a positive note is a must. Therefore, when Mr. S said to the respondents that they

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  • Inspector Calls

    ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written in 1945 but was set in1912 by J.B Priestly. Priestley proposes equality. The Inspector speaks about them all being the same. ‘We are members of one body’. Priestley’s use of the word ‘body’ shows that we are all connected and linked. Everyone needs to work together.The Inspector wants to teach the Birling’s how to be more responsible and that money and class is not going to make you a better person and should change their attitudes towards the working class after

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  • Inspector Goole Is Little More Than a Staging Device to Explore the Sins of the Major Characters.

    'Inspector Goole is little more than a staging device to explore the sins of the major characters.' Discuss the role of the Inspector in the play. Is he more than just a staging device? Below is a possible answer to this question. It is not a model answer, and has several things wrong with it, but it would achieve a grade A if it was entered as a piece of English literature coursework. Read through the answer and see if you can understand why it should gain an A. Here are the criteria it needs

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