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After reading the play "An inspector calls" the mysterious character of inspector Goole had me puzzled as you are not given any satisfactionary explanation on who or what he is.

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After reading the play "An inspector calls" the mysterious character of inspector Goole had me puzzled as you are not given any satisfactionary explanation on who or what he is. In this piece of English literature course work I will try to solve the mystery of the inspector by writing a few different points, of who the Inspector might be. All of my theories may be correct but we will never know which theory is actually right. I believe that the inspector gives it away that he may not really be an inspector at the end of act 2 where he seems to get emotionally involved. Inspector : "(very sternly) Her position now is that she lies with a burnt-out inside on a slab. (As Birling tries to protest, turns on him.) Don't stammer and yammer at me again, man. I'm losing all patience with you people." With this quote you can clearly see that the inspector is now very annoyed and has some emotions for the victim, this could mean that he knew the victim as a friend, family member ect and is angry at the fact that the suspects are not showing much interest or feeling. ...read more.

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The lack of respect maybe to show them the amount of respect that was given to her by them when she was alive. Before the inspector leaves he says the following " 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 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 play "An Inspector Calls" is set in 1912 but was written in 1945. Edwardian society at that time (1912) was strictly divided into social classes and over two-thirds of the nation's wealth was in the hands of less than 1% of the population. ...read more.

Conclusion

After finding out that he does not exist they all seem to celebrate at the fact that it was just a hoax and the inspector was not real. While celebrating they receive a phone call about a suicide from the police and that there will be an inspector arriving shortly. I believe that this phone call may be another hoax to scare the family, but it may not and if not it links into my theory of the inspector being from the future to warn the family. In conclusion I think that the Inspector is as real as every one else in the play but I think that he represents justice or truth and is a form of a supernatural being from the future. you really have to look closely at it before you fully understand it. I am sure that there will always be a sense of mystery about this play; who was the inspector? What was the Inspector? Will we ever know? ...read more.

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