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“An Inspector calls” - How does the writer explore the themes of social responsibility, and mans injustice to man through the play.

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Inspector calls "An Inspector calls" is the play which I am going to do my essay on. J.B Priestly is the writer of this book. How does the writer explore the themes of social responsibility, and mans injustice to man through the play. "An inspector calls" is set in a fictional Midlands industrial town in 1912. The play takes place in the dining room of a fairly large suburban house. It is Mr Birling's happiest night of his life (page 4) because it is his daughters engagement. He is very pleased with his daughter. "She'll make you happy, and I'm sure you'll make her happy" (page 4). The setting of this play is just before World War 1. ...read more.

Middle

When the inspector leaves, Mr Birling is still angry and he is blaming Eric for the whole thing. "You're the one I blame for this" (page 57). Mr Birling wants to get things sorted out. Eric's reactions are that he does not care because the inspector has left. "Oh for gods sake! What does it matter now whether they give a knight hood or not?" (page 57). Mrs Birling is not happy either because of what Eric has done. "I should think not. Eric, I'm absolutely ashamed of you" (page 57). When they finished talking about that they were wondering of he was a real police man or not and why he was so rude. ...read more.

Conclusion

He thinks he is rude and wonders why he had to come to their house. The inspector said that Eva Smith committed suicide. "She'd swallowed a lot of strong disinfectant. Burnt her inside out, of course" (page 11). Eva Smith was twenty four years old and she was pretty. "She wasn't pretty when I saw her today, but she has been pretty - very pretty" (page 18). The inspector mentions this because he wants the family to feel guilty and sorry for what they have done. The relationship between rich and poor is that rich people have a lot of money and big houses and so on. Poor people do not have much money and they can not afford the same things as rich people can. Poor people are named lower class and rich people are named upper class. ...read more.

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