Analysis Of Inspector Goole In An Inspector Calls

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The play An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley takes place in fictional Brumley, 1912; where the Birlings, a remarkably wealthy family who are at the top of the social class, are having a celebratory dinner due to the engagement of their daughter, Sheila. This is when a mysterious man, known as Inspector Goole, expressed certain power over the family as he accused them of being involved in a young girl’s suicide, this adding drama and tension to the scene. Through the language, structure and staging, Priestley uses the entrance of the Inspector to demonstrate his power over the different characters. As the Inspector Goole arrives, he manifests the power over the Family using very dominating language towards them. In this case “one person and one line of inquiry at a time” This quote suggests how Inspector Goole works methodically to show his power towards the family. This gives the reader an idea of how seriously the inspector takes his job and how he establishes the way he is going to question each character, not only giving him the opportunity of playing with the each character’s culpability throughout the play, but also to clarify his power towards the pace of the interrogations and the speed the play has,demonstrating his control over the position all the characters are . Priestley also uses the quote “determined what happened to her afterwards may have driven her to suicide. A chain of events.” This quote displays the
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