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.................An Inspector Calls "An Inspector Calls" is a play which was written by J.B. Priestly in 1912. Priestley uses the play as an example of what can happen if we are ignorant to the feelings of others. J.B. Priestly was born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 13 September 1894 but his real mother died in the same year. Priestley dad was school master and remarried after four years later. At the age of sixteen he decided to leave school rather than work toward a University. After the First World War broke out, Priestley joined the infantry and only just escaped death on a number of occasions. After the war, he gained a degree from Cambridge University, and then moved to London. At 1920 Priestly started to write novel which he become famous. At the age of 32 he started to write his own play. After the following end of the war in 1945 he had gained fame for writing and the University awarded him the title of honorary Doctor of Letters in 1970, and he was awarded the ...read more.


"Oh-how horrible was it an accident?" this quote is showing that she starts to be caring, and she starts to concern and ask more questions to know more about the girl; maybe that she could help. The dash means that she paused, and this shows how shocked she was. Sheila's reaction to questioning was quite strong, "but these girls aren't cheap labour-they're people". Sheila was standing up for these girls, she's doing what she believes is right, and she doesn't agree with what her dad said, he didn't care about Eva Smith when she wanted to get paid more money so he fired her, he was talking like they weren't people, she's saying this like she knows how these people feel. Sheila begins to feel that the inspector was blaming her and the family, so she got angry and said "what do you mean by saying that? You talk as if we were responsible?" she starts to defend herself and her family, because she cares about them all and she doesn't want any of them to be in trouble, and get hurt. ...read more.


The Birling family gets a call saying, 'A girl has just died on her way to the infirmary after swallowing some disinfectant and a police inspector is on his way here to ask some questions.' At this moment all the family member stare at each other guilty and dumb founded. The audience does not find a great deal out about the Inspector and nothing is explicitly told to us; we are given hints and clues from the way he acts and what he says and are forced to piece these together to form our own ideas about his identity and his intentions When the inspector begins to ask Mrs Birling the questions, she answered angrily. "Well, come along-what is it you want to know" this shows that she wants the inspector to ask the questions as fast as possible because she wants him to leave quickly; she's wasting her time for nothing. This suggests that she doesn't care about the poor girl, and she doesn't want to help. She has other stuff to do in the house which is better than this waste of time. ...read more.

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