The dramatic value of the doubting that Inspector Goole is indeed, a law enforcement officer begins to show some of the creative literary devices Priestley uses. At first the play starts off really slow with the engagement party of Shelia and Gerald’s engagement party. Once, the inspector shows up and questions all of the family, this is where the conflict enters. A conflict is any struggle between opposing forces. The inspector is the antagonist and the Birling family and Gerald are the antagonist. This would be rising action, which is the build up to the climax. It is a slow build up because they truly do not know what the inspector wants, but once they figure it out they realize that he is the antagonist to their family. When he starts to ask the Birlings and Gerald questions this is where the climax begins. Once, the audience figure out that the inspector has a secret against the Birlings it makes the audience sit and read with anticipation. This begins the resolution the family think they have, but in reality it is not. So, the audience think this is the end to their conflict.
Secondly the author uses literary device is through flashbacks. They occur when he asks questions about their affiliation with Eva Smith. This helps the audience members see their connections to Eva. Flashbacks are used to help audience see what happened in the characters past. Another way the playwright uses literary devices is through characterization. Presley uses characterization