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"An Inspector Calls".

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"An Inspector Calls" "An Inspector Calls" by J.B Priestley is a play in which I have recently read which is about the characters are given the chance to become better people. The theme of this play is social and personal responsibility. Social responsibility means that you have a responsibility to help people in need. Personal responsibility means that you have a responsibility to yourself and your family. "An Inspector Calls" is set in the fictional town of Bromley. It starts in the Birling house where the Birling family are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling and Gerald Croft. While celebrating the Birling family is very pleased with them particularly Mr Birling because Gerald's father owns a company like his so he is pleased because he will be able to go in to business together. Then mysterious Inspector Goole comes asking questions about a pregnant woman who killed herself by drinking strong disinfectant. After asking a lot questions, the Birling family realise that they all knew the girl and may have contributed to her death. ...read more.


But Mr Birling does not know or does not want to realize that his actions affect others. Also because he is arrogant and narrow-minded and happy in his own little world. Mr Birling was given a chance to learn by his mistakes but did not. He fired Eva Smith because she was a very good worker who wanted more money. Even though she was in the right to ask for more money without having to get fired Mr Birling though he was in the right and all the way through the questions he never once should that he felt sorry for what he a had done. Mr Birling showed he was not hurt by what he did to Eva Smith because he said "Right, Gerald. They mostly were. And so was the strike, after a week or two, pitiful affair. Well, we let them all come back at the old rates except the four or five ring leaders, who'd started the trouble. I went down myself and told them to clear out. ...read more.


Eric met Eva at a bar where he was drunk and most times when he was with her he was drunk which show he is likes a drink, depends on drink and lacks self control. Also he uses Eva for his own selfish purposes. Once they realize that the man was not Inspector, Gerald and Mr Birling said 'there might have been five different girls no one knows'. Eric says "what's the use talking about behaving sensibly. You're beginning to pretend now that nothing's really happened at all. And I can't see it like that. This girl's still dead, isn't she? Nobody brought her back to life, have they?" This shows Eric is still feeling very sorry for what he may have done and still believes she is dead. "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley is a play in which the characters are given a chance t become better people. Two out of three did become better people, Sheila and Eric, but one, Mr Birling, refused to believe he was not at fault. The theme of social personal responsibility. ...read more.

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