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An Inspector calls Coursework The play an inspector calls is heavily built on the atmosphere of the acts and how each character fits in to the scene. When the inspector arrives the other characters are all very cheerful due to the announcement of the engagement between Gerald and Sheila. Gerald is a rich man and the son of the owner to a rival company to Mr. Birling. Sheila is Mr. Birling's daughter and is a very attractive young woman. Every character is radiant with the whole feel of the occasion but the soon arrival of the inspector shatters these feelings in a rather morbid way. Each character has an immediate impression of how they convey themselves. E.g. Eric is shy quiet but likes to drink unlike Mr. Birling who is very outward and likes expressing himself. When the doorbell rings Mr. Birling is talking about how a man should look after himself and his family primarily he talks in a 'From experience' angle and is very demeaning in the way that he lectures the two boys on how the points of encouragement in the community is everyone looking after else when in Mr. ...read more.

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This immediately pressures Mrs. Birling into discussing the matter which she had no intentions of discussing. He uses this controlling manner to extract a confessional speech form each member of the family. The second revealing property of the inspector is how he orders the family around at his own will he does this in order to keep his ideas of how the events occurred as the right ideas so that no one else in the family overpowers him and changes how things really happened. For example Mr. Birling says, "Yes well we needn't go into all that." To which the inspector says, "go into what?" this immediately puts Mr Birling into a position where he is forced to explain giving the inspector a greater knowledge of the situation giving him a greater control of the event. The third way that the inspector shows he is false is the way he tells off the other characters and tries to take an adult role over every character in the play. ...read more.

Conclusion

The inspector is there to teach a lesson. That everyone in the world is responsible (in a minute way) for everyone else. He expresses this point very strongly "in blood and anguish." The inspector is angry at Mr. and Mrs. Birling as he holds them responsible for the actions of Eric and Sheila as adults the inspector really put pressure on them because of this feeling. The inspector says that if people do not learn their lesson then "they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish." These are the character views of the inspector: - Mr. Birling "He was prejudiced" Mrs. Birling "I felt it all the time he never talked like one." Sheila "He frightened me" Gerald "there isn't any such inspector" Eric "No matter what happened I still did what I did. I feel the role of false inspector was well written as he had interesting methods theory's and an air of mystery all at the same time. He was very clever in the way that he worked and tricked everyone very convincingly. ...read more.

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