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An Inspector Calls: examination of Inspector Goole

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Introduction

An Inspector Calls: examination of Inspector Goole After watching and reading 'an inspector calls', it is clear to anyone that the inspector is a very special and unusual character. Throughout the play the he questions all of the Birling family and Gerald Croft trying to make them confess the horrible things they have done and making some of them regret their deeds. This shows that J.B priestly represents him as a 'collective conscience.' 'Goole' the name of the inspector, gives us a clue that the writer intended for him to be thought of as a spirit or ghost (Goole resembling the word ghoul which means an evil spirit.). The inspector is used as a representative of justice, his only purpose is to make the Birling family and Gerald Croft confess their wrong doings and make them feel sorrow for the events that happened. ...read more.

Middle

He speaks in a very professional and cautious way, he very effectively intimidates the Birlings, making them feel more fear and more likely to confess. E.g. His habit of staring hard at a person before talking to them. The inspector is in his mid-fifties and looks smart and respectful, this gives an impression that he is very professional. He interrupts the Birling's dinner party right at the important part of their conversation, this shows that what the inspector is going to say or do is more important; this was probably did on purpose by the author. In the play, the inspector is described as 'rude and asserted' this suggests that the inspector is a very strong-minded person and is determined to get his job done. Throughout the play Priestley very intelligently uses the inspector to symbolize his feelings towards society. E.g. ...read more.

Conclusion

I don't play golf" and "Stop!' Also words and phrases Priestley has used for the inspector such as "stop", "I don't want", "sharply" and "harshly" help to show this. Throughout the play Priestley creates many different emotive atmospheres, for example 'don't yammer and stammer with me man!' Priestley creates outrage in the audience, to stir up the emotions and to put aside the difference in classes. If I were the director of this play the inspector would be a tall muscular man in his fourties. He would have many wrinkles on his forehead and cheeks. The eyebrows would be thick, his nose would be big and round and he would have a moustache. On his head would be a dark brown hat and he would be wearing a dull grey suit. He would always have a cigar in his mouth with a screwing (cross) facial expression. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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