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English Coursework for Inspector Calls I think Inspector Calls is written in three different levels between a political play, a morality play and an inspector play. Mr. Birling is the main character in the play and really brings out the political aspects in the play Inspector Calls. We can see this when he says 'Your engagement to Sheila means a tremendous lot to me.' He also says 'Your father and I have been friendly rivals in business for some time now - though Crofts Limited are both older and bigger than Birling and company - and now you have brought us together, and perhaps we may look forward to the time when Crofts and Birlings are no longer competing but are working together - for lower costs but higher prices.' So he doesn't really care about there marriage, he cares more about the money. Priestly uses the seven deadly sins very well as we can see in the play. We know that Mr Birling is used with avarice by his eager for money and leadership. He thinks money is more important than any thing else. ...read more.


Mrs Birling up to then was having a nice and enjoyable time until he strolled in. Capitalism meant that money was more important than anything else, even more important than family. Money was a very big issue in those days because it meant the richer you were the more power and recognised you would be. The less money you had the less recognised you were, and you had no power at all. So that's why Mr Birling really wanted to get his knighthood so he was more recognised and had power for many things. But when they were around the table before Inspector Goole nocks, Mr. Birling try's to make Gerald think he is more powerful than he actually is just to get him to work for his company. Again that's capitalism. In the part of the play where Mr Birling sacks Eva Smith just because she was asking for higher wages, for a better life, he is only doing this because he knows the lower the wages the higher the profits. So Priestly considers him as a capital person just thinking about money and profits. ...read more.


I think An Inspector Calls has a morality side to it as well. Morality means a message in the story, to live without doing something you will regret. Moral means goodness or badness. Morality comes into the play when we here what Eric has to say about what he had to do with Daisy Renton when taking �50 from his dad's safe which we all know was a lot of money in those days. He only wanted to do it to make Daisy Renton happy and I think also to make Daisy think he is quite wealthy. But really he felt with a lot of guilt when handing over the money. He will probably regret most of his life and was a bad thing to do. He might have felt all right when giving the money but the after effects came out badly. He will also regret having guilt free sex with Daisy because he know realises that everyone has feelings and just liking someone for sex is not right. So Priestly has used some morality structure to the play, but not one you will see just reading the play once. So I think Priestly has done a very good job of the play and used all the different levels all in there different ways. ...read more.

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