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Introduction

An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls is set in a fictional industrial city in the North of England; this allows J.B Priestley to explore the social and historical context of the play. Back in the times Priestley set the play, the social classes were divided into upper class people, middle class people and working class people. The class system was taken so seriously that people from one class could not mix with another class and people who were born into a certain class could not move up the social ladder very easily. The Birling family are members of the upper class. Mr Birling is the social climber in the family as he was born into the working class and worked hard to climb up the social ladder. Mr Birling is always looking for a way he can improve his business. This suggests he is proud of his position in the upper class but he still wants to move up. In the play, Inspector Goole represents Priestley's views. ...read more.

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Mrs Birling has just told us." Inspector Goole also affects the pace of the play by placing only one person in the hot seat at a time. The Inspector is very determined and will not be misled or diverted from his aim. "It's the way I like to go to work, one person and one line of enquiries at a time." In the play, the inspector seems to represent a working class person that is comfortable in his position. We see this he does not get intimidated by Mr Birling's boasting of him knowing Colonel Roberts. Mr Birling, on the hand represents a working class individual that has worked extremely hard to climb up the social ladder. As Mr Birling is a member of the upper class, he holds himself as massive as possible and thinks nothing can get in his way. We can relate these ideas to the setting and context of the play. The year that the play was set, 1912, was a year that the class system was taken seriously. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Inspector leaves the audience wondering whether he is a real Inspector or and impostor. My feelings before the ending of the play were that the inspector was a murderer that had set up a plan to kill a lady, and decided that the Birlings could be part of this. Overall, I think that the Inspector is just the conscious of the characters trying to make them see sense. The Inspector had a funny name which was critical, as it gave us a slight hint to what he could be. The Inspector played the most important role in the play. In my opinion the Inspector was made to dominate the characters and to make them realise the errors of their ways. If the Inspector was not a character in the play then the play would not have a dilemma. Also the Sheila would remain the spoilt person she was and Eric would not have changed from being a person that was drunk all the time. The Inspector changed the life of some. However, the Inspector could not change the other characters. ?? ?? ?? ?? GCSE An Inspector Calls Essay By Shekeb Neda ...read more.

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