Priestley uses the character of the inspector to convey his own thoughts, feelings and opinions about social issues however, he also uses other characters, particularly mr birling, to show the audience how cynical some people can be. An inspector calls an inspector calls was written in 1934 and set in the 1912 the play seems to revolve around the birling family and how they are all linked to a women called eva smith its about a. In this essay will present an analysis of the play “an inspector calls” written by jb priestley and discuss the function of the inspector within the play i shall in detail look at key themes utilized by the author and suggest key points the author connotes to the readers “an inspector calls. • use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate • the ideas about responsibility in an inspector calls birlings behave towards eva smith arthur birling explains the family’s philosophy when he says ‘ a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own’ which suggests that he .
An inspector calls, set in 1912, is a play with many social and political messages j b priestley believed a great deal in socialism and believed that many other people needed to be more caring about their community and the people in it. Help with english hi, im really struggling with my english home work the essay question is "how does priestly use dramatic devices to engage the audience and to convey his ideas in the play “an inspector calls”" i really need an opening paragraph. 2) the inspector reveals that the girl used to work in arthur birling's factory and he had her sacked for going on strike mr birling refuses to accept any responsibility for her death 3) the inspector then reveals that sheila thought that eva had made fun of her, complained and got her sacked.
His interaction with mr birling: birling sets out trying to command the inspector as if he has power over him “sit down, inspector” he tries to deny any responsibility with eva’s death as he dealt with her eighteen months ago. Priestley present this and other views of arthur birling in an inspector calls ao1 birling is used by priestley to convey his views on class, social responsibility and capitalism compare and contrast attitudes to eva smith and inspector goole speed with which they understand the enormity of the situation. Shelia birling – an inspector calls sheila birling is the character who changes most in the play she begins as a naïve, self-centered and privileged young woman but soon develops into a perceptive and increasingly mature and wise character, who displays the attitudes of responsibility that form j.
The arrival of inspector goole undermines the natural paths of authority within the household how does power shift as the action progresses arthur birling 1 other opinions - personality-author's view your view - plan your essay (5-10 minutes) brainstorm what you will include in your essay. 1912 england was a rather polarised society with those such as birling dominating the 'eva and john smiths ' of the world by writing and performing an inspector calls priestley a sympathetic socialist can convey to the now more socially aware 1945 audience the selfish and ignorant views of the 1912 upper classes and and in doing so can expose. Mr (arthur) birling physical description pg1 – a heavy looking, rather portentous man in his middle fifties social standing pg1 – her husband’s social superior – mrs birling is of a high class than mr birling and therefore he feels he has to compensate for this by showing off to gerald and the inspector.
Theme of in an inspector calls gcse revison: oxnotes attitudes at the start of the play mr birling is keen to be knighted to cement his hard-fought rise to the upper class. When arthur birling tells sheila to “run along”, the inspector imposes himself and says, “(n) o, wait a minute, miss birling” once again, this quote has connotations of authority and superiority, encouraging the reader to understand how much importance to give to this man. Inspector goole• he is a character who doesn’t, like others try to gloss over the truth sometimes he is described as blunt or direct• he outwits the family by isolating them, “one line of inquiry at a time” p11• he refuses to be intimidated by birling.
The birling parents are very excited by this news, and birling calls chief constable to verify that there is no inspector whose name is goole or who matches his description birling exclaims that this makes all the difference, and again sheila and eric insist that it doesn’t. An inspector calls has themes of responsibility, class structure, and social duty set in 1912, arthur birling, a wealthy factory owner, is celebrating his daughter's engagement to the son of another industrialist. How does priestley use the character of the inspector to present his ideas about society band 5 (i) sophisticated interpretation of texts (ii) sophisticated engagement with writer’s ideas and attitudes. In the book, an inspector calls, how does the author(jb priestley) present the character of the inspector from his entrance to after his departure how does the inspectors final speech make each character feel and the audience feel please be exact and conclude your information.
Playing golf with the chief inspector is something that arthur thought would impress inspector goole these little things matter to mr and mrs birling because they show the world that you have a place in the social hierarchy the more refined the ritual, the higher up you are. Arthur birling activity 1 a) complete the spider diagram below to show what you know about arthur birling birling tells the inspector '[unhappily]: look, inspector - i'd give in the play, birling is presented as a man with strong beliefs and opinions a) what kinds of details are used in his speeches about his beliefs and opinions b. This guide is written for teachers and students who are studying jb priestley's play an inspector callsthe guide is written specifically for students in the uk, but i hope it may be helpful to users from other parts of the world. The video below explains the dramatic devices used in an inspector calls: he juxtaposes the beliefs of birling with the attitude of the inspector the audience are forced to make contrasts between the birlings’ self-interested attitudes and the beliefs of the inspector.