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An Inspector Calls: In act one of An Inspector Calls how does J.B Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience, as well as interest and involve them in his play?

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  • Submitted: 06/06/2005
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An Inspector Calls Coursework Essay 2005

In act one of An Inspector Calls how does J.B Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience, as well as interest and involve them in his play?

A traditional "whodunit" mystery reveals who the real criminal is. Inspector Calls can be addressed, as one of these mysteries however there is not a true criminal in the story, as nobody literally killed Eva Smith but the members of the Birling family all had a part to play in her death. One of the most important themes conveyed in An Inspector Calls is that we all have a responsibility for each other, and that differences in upper and lower classes should not matter. Another central theme is looking at the treatment of women, women were seen as the social "underdog" who just stayed at home, had children and did the housework in the 1930's Priestley had become very concerned with social inequality and he wants to convey the idea to the audience about this and show how this kind of inequality comes about in our everyday lives. Inspector Goole wants to teach

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