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An Inspector Calls Act 1.

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An Inspector Calls Act 1 Varun Gupta 1. Select one of the members of the Birling family. Write a character study, using text for reference, to show how Priestly uses the character to convey his own opinions and attitudes. I am choosing Sheila as my character because I believe that she has the most important part in the play when it comes to understanding the moral of the whole play. Unlike all the other members of the family, Sheila and Eric are willing to take the blame for what part they had to play causing the death of the 'so called' Eva Smith. Sheila's character is a rare one because she represents the younger generation of society. She believes that as well as her, the whole family should have part of the blame for the cause of the death. Straight away without any arguments she confesses and repents. All the others, apart from Eric, try their best to drift the blame to somebody else. ...read more.


After watching the movie and reading a lot of the play I can easily understand what Priestly's aim was; to change society for the better as much as he could. The Birlings and Gerald Croft are symbolising the older generation. The play was mainly aimed for the olde generation of people in my view. This is so Priestly can let the people see a reflection of what they are really like. It is so Priestly can show the older generation what they are really like. The older generation, according to the play, believe that they are always right and that the younger generation need to learn something off the older but infact Priestly is showing that it's totally the opposite and that the older generation should learn something from the younger generation. 3. Show how Priestly uses the form of detective play in An Inspector Calls. Is he successful in doing so? After watching an Inspector calls, I am sure it is obvious to any one who watches it that the inspector is not what he seems at all. ...read more.


I think that the Inspector gives it away when he gets far too emotional and worked up about things. A real police inspector would not get so involved. I think there is a possibility that the Inspector could be Eva Smith and just goes back to haunt them. This may be quite far fetched by I would not rule it out completely, because if it were true then it would explain everything. 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 angel or something along those lines. While watching this play I enjoyed it immensely and I am very glad I have seen it. This play is more than just a detective thriller and 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? For all of these reasons, I believe that the role of the inspector is a very successful one. ...read more.

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