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An inspector calls

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G.C.S.E. English Literatures Assignment An Inspector Calls By: J.B. Priestley Priestley structures his play to ensure that it ends on a note of high drama. How does he ensure the audience feels this tension in the final scene of the play? The play of "An inspector calls" takes place in the dining-room of the Birlings house in Brumley, an industrial city in the north Midlands. It is an evening in spring 1912. The play is about an inspector who goes to the Birling family's house about the death of a young girl called Eva smith/Daisy Renton who has just committed suicide. His name is Inspector Goole, and he went to Birling house to investigate about this girl that committed suicide. The girl drank some strong disinfectant and burned her insides out. The inspector starts questioning by disturbing a family celebration. The family's name is the Birling. They were celebrating the engagement of there daughter Sheila Birling who was getting engaged to a man called Gerald Croft. They were both rich and upper class family. The characters in "An inspector calls" are; Arthur Birling and Sybil Birling (parents of Sheila and Eric). Sheila Birling and Eric Birling are (children of Mr Birling and Mrs Birling). Gerald croft is the (fianc� of Sheila). Edna is the (worker of Birling house). At the rise of the curtain, the four Birlings and Gerald are seated around at the table and discussing Sheila's engagement with Gerald. ...read more.

Middle

This speech he said is. "But just remember this. One Eva Smith is 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 don't live alone. We are members of one body. 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. This speech sums up the whole theme of the play which is social responsibilities and not only thinking about your self. This last speech he says we need to be responsible for each other. We don't live alone. We are member of one body. If you don't clam yourself then it will end up with war, fighting etc... The message J.B Priestly is trying to give to the audience that rich families are not all good they also make mistakes and they need to learn from it and also he wants the audience to know that we are responsible for each other. The opening scene In the opening scene the characters are in dining-room and having a dinner-party. ...read more.

Conclusion

Priestly end the play with a tension. They find out that the inspector Goole is not a real inspector. They are all worried because he knows all the Birlings secrets and that is what he does. The characters they were all split up. They were standing in their own. At the end their was a telephone ring and the Arthur Birling answered the phone and find out that a girl has just died on her way to the infirmary after swallowing some disinfectant, And also said that the police inspector is on his way here to ask some questions. At that time they were feeling guiltily and surprised. The effect of the ending on the audience is shocked when a girl who just commit suicide and she'd swallowed a lot of strong disinfectant. The audience feels sad for Eva smith because she don't have any relative to help her from commit suicide. I think the tension in this end of the play is built up an up right to the part where the inspector leaves. I think that the ending was most effective because that time the characters begin to feel upset and worried. At the end of the day, characters are all to blame for the death of Eva smith. End of the play shows me that how rich people treat with poor people. But the final thing I would say would be that 'everyone is responsible for each other.' ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 of 4 ...read more.

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