An Inspector Calls Essays

  • Summary Of J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    In ‘An Inspector Calls’, written just after WW1, J.B. Priestley seems to be asking the question, “Just what kind of society are we fighting to save?” Priestley was set the play in 1912. This enabled him to comment on people’s attitudes and ideas before WW1. The social issues that were so prevalent in the labour strikes of 1912 were still important in 1946 because the very definition of society means that human beings don’t live alone and that each one is responsible for their actions towards

  • Inspector's Role In An Inspector Calls

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    famous play ‘An Inspector Calls’, by J.B. Priestley, the Inspector known as ‘Inspector Goole’ seems to have quite a large and interesting role. The themes of the play are: Tragedy, drama and partly mystery as well, because the identity and character of the Inspector aren’t quite clear. He could indeed be a police inspector, he could be a hoaxer, or he might even be something else. This leaves the question: Who is inspector Goole and what is his role in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’? The point in the

  • Social Inequality In An Inspector Calls Analysis

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    Explore the ways in which Priestley presents social inequality in ‘An Inspector Calls’ In ‘An Inspector Calls’, Priestley presents social inequality through the events leading to the death of Eva Smith. The play is set in 1912 and takes place in the dining room of The Birling’s – a wealthy upper middle-class family, who are ignorant to the struggles of the world around them and are self-absorbed in their own affairs. Priestly examines the reaction each individual has to the supposed suicide of

  • Social Responsibility In An Inspector Calls Essay

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    In An Inspector Calls, how does Priestley explore the conflict between personal and social responsibility? In an inspector calls, Priestly explores the conflict between personal and social responsibility by using different morals, these include, equality, responsibility, modesty and selflessness. This is a morality play, it is designed to tell the audience how to behave, and he does this by using different moral circumstances, this is shown in the inspector’s final speech, “there are millions and

  • Essay On The Birling Family In An Inspector Calls

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    “An Inspector Calls” is a play written by the social commentator, J.B. Priestley, speculating the morality of the class system back in 1945 and dramatizes it by setting it in 1912, just before the First World War. Priestly focuses on one family and their involvement in the death of a young girl, to outline the importance of social responsibility and flaws of the upper class. The Birling family is introduced in the first act as the curtain opens. We are told that the head of the family is Arthur

  • An Inspector Calls Eva Smith Death Analysis

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    Introduction Inspector Goole said to Sheila and Gerald, “You see, we have to share something. If there’s nothing else, we’ll have to share our guilt.” (page 29). An Inspector Calls is a play with the main theme being the constant shift of blame surrounding a young girl 's suicide in 1912 Brumley, due to the series of events instigated by the Birling family and their associates. Although all of the characters in ‘An Inspector Calls’ played a part in the suicide of the soon to be mother Eva Smith,

  • How Does Priestley Create Tension In An Inspector Calls

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    “The lighting should be pink and intimate until the inspector arrives then it should be brighter and harder.” Throughout the play Priestley makes the reader sense the inspector’s powerful presence. An example of this is the quote above, a stage direction found at the beginning of act 1, were the inspector’s arrival causes the Birling family to be shoved into the real world, outside from their rose view enclosed by a small bubble to reality. Goole, the inspector's name and also a homonym for ghoul

  • Dramatic Techniques In An Inspector Calls

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    Priestley, dramatist of the Play ‘An inspector calls’ written in 1945, portrays the story of a wealthy family in the industrial city of Brumley during 1912. They were holding an engagement party, until it was interrupted by a police inspector, who was investigating the suicide of a young woman named Eva smith. Lies reveal the series of events that lead her to take that decision. Priestly during the whole play makes the inspector’s presence powerful and dominant. The inspector is used to communicate the importance

  • J. B Priestley's Presentation Of The Inspector In An Inspector Calls

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    An Inspector Calls ‘An Inspector Calls' is written between 1912 and 1945. In this period of time, society was strictly divided into three classes, lower, middle and upper class. The play was first presented in Russia also know at the time as the Soviet Union in 1945. An Inspector Calls has many hidden messages about social and political problems. This essay will discuss how J.B Priestley portrays and presents the inspector throughout the play, and the tactics he uses to handle a situation. The

  • Inspector Goole In An Inspector Calls

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    Inspector calls coursework: Question: How does priestly present the Inspector Goole and what effect does he have on the characters and the audience? In the play “An Inspector calls”, the character of Inspector Goole is represented in various ways throughout the play, for instance he is portrayed as God-like, as a messenger sent from god to convey the important message of how everyone in society should be treated equally regardless of their social status or wealth

  • Essay On Coulrophobia

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    Coulrophobia Perhaps you are born uncomfortable by clowns which is something kind of impossible, or maybe a friend or a family member expressed fright when encountering a clown entertainer at a child’s birthday party, or even seeing someone crying in front of a smiling clown trying to give a flower chapped balloon meaning n harm to that person. As ridiculous as the situation may sound, the fearful emotions are all too real. This is coulrophobia. Well to me I have experienced an awful event with clowns

  • An Inspector Calls Analysis

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    The protagonist of ‘An Inspector Calls’ is the Inspector who is presented as being very distinctive and remarkable. He 's full of fantastic qualities and possesses skills far beyond reach of most if not all human beings. John Boynton Priestley, the author of the play has presented him in various ways. The Inspector carries himself as a mysterious character; so that the reader finds it challenging to analyse his persona only from one perspective. There have been various interpretations such as “Who

  • Responsibility In An Inspector Calls

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    difficult aspect to portray. In "An Inspector Calls," a play by J.B Priestly, the suicide of an ordinary girl living in the lower class society named Eva Smith prompts an investigation that reveals how each member of the Birling family and Gerald bears some responsibility in her suicide. Through the effective usage of characters, imagery, themes and structural devices, the author J.B Priestly effectively presents the theme of responsibility in the play, "An Inspector Calls". One of the author's most prominent

  • 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

  • Tension In An Inspector Calls

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    When this was discovered, Inspector Goole was sent to their house in fictional Brumley to ask them questions. He interrupts the family’s jovial celebratory dinner, creating unexpected tension. Through his persuasive tactics and forceful personality, the inspector managed to get them all to confess. J.B. Priestley’s play “An inspector calls,” is the dramatist plea for a better future in which individuals acknowledge their responsibility to society by using Inspector Goole, who is portrayed as a

  • Essay On Stanhope In Richard Sheriff's Journey

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    As the play progresses, how does Sherriff encourage us to feel about Stanhope at different points? Sherriff presents Stanhope in more than one way for us to empathize with Stanhope, and look at him from various different viewpoints. In the beginning of Act 1, Sheriff gives contrasting opinions about Stanhope before we meet him. We can see this when Osborne defends Stanhope in front of Hardy, as he says “He’s a long way the best commander we’ve got.” The word “best” has connotations of

  • Flipped Movie Analysis

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    Flipped “Flipped” is a movie adapted from a young adult novel entitled Flipped. The novel is written by Wendelin Van Draneen; the Sammy Keyes serial writer, which was published in 1st October, 2001. This movie is directed by Rob Reiner and has comedy drama romance genre, also has 1 hour and 30 minutes length. It is made in earlier 2010 with the 1960 setting. Flipped was released in theatres on 10th September, 2010 and got 1 win; Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress (Stefanie

  • Examples Of Forgiveness In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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    A Thousand Splendid Suns Forgiveness is often regarded as a big part of society and the relationships that hold it together. In a place like Afghanistan where human rights are limited, life is harsh to the people around the and the ability to forgive can be considered a blessing. In the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, three powerful females showcase the ability to forgive and show how amazing of a character traits it can be One of the books main characters is named Mariam

  • Figurative Language In Barbie Doll, By Marge Piercy

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    The life of a women is difficult at all the stages of life, from birth to death, there is certain clothes they need to wear, they need to act a certain way, and do the chores that society feels are necessary for them to do. Society makes it clear that a woman is different from men and the tasks that they have are different. The author of “Barbie Doll,” Marge Piercy sheds a light of the difference on how people treat girls and women as they go from early childhood to adolescence. Piercy uses the connotation

  • Analysis Of Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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    In the story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemmingway, there is an apparent power imbalance between the two main characters. The man in the story is either referred to as the American or the man, while the woman is referred to as the girl. When referring to someone as “the man” Hemingway is implying that he is an adult. While the word “girl” implies that she is a child. This is evidence that the girl is younger than the man or is seen as more immature which results in the man having a significant