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Inspector's Final Speech

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"But just remember this. One Eva Smith has gone - but there are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering and chance of happiness, all intertwined with our lives, and what we think and say and do. We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish. Good night." The speech is powerful and very unexpected. ...read more.


I think that people will begin to realise that we do all live for each other and we have to look out for one another because one person's actions, no matter how big or small, can affect everyone in a way. I think that the way the Inspector leaves is very cleverly done also, ending on such a dramatic piece is very surprising and shocking, JB Priestly obviously took this into account and decided to make it like that so he could get his point across. The central message is that we all live together, we are not alone in this world and everyone should look after everyone else, even if they are strangers. ...read more.


Even if one person doesn't like another or doesn't like the way another person acts they should still care about them and take accountability for them. This helps the audience understand the plays message because it is so dramatic. It shocks you and surprises you very much. Your mind becomes filled with thoughts on how you as a person contribute to the community and it is very emotional and unpleasant to think about that sort of thing because you know that there are such things going on in the world; people committing suicide because of people's actions that build up and get too much. We can only help this by watching what we say and not upsetting people. People should respect that they live in a community and not take it for granted. Charlotte Torrance 10.1B Mrs Pritchard ...read more.

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