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An Inspector Calls is a 'Well-Made Play': Concentrating on the character of the Inspector, hoe does J. B. Priestley convey his message to the audience?

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An Inspector Calls is a 'Well-Made Play': Concentrating on the character of the Inspector, hoe does J. B. Priestley convey his message to the audience? An inspector calls was written in 1945 just after World War 2. It is set in 1912 in a family's living room. An Inspector Calls is a well-made play. The well-made play was invented by Eugene Scribe from 1791-1861. The features of a well-made play are exposition, Entrances and Exits, the 'Obligatory Scene', The Climatic Curtain, Mistaken identity, Plot and the Denouement and an Inspector Calls fulfils the criteria. The Play is written in real time. Unity of time is when stage time and real are the same. This serves to make the play more realistic "An Inspector Calls" takes us into the comfortable and complacent world of the Birling family who are disturbed during a celebration by the arrival of a mysterious police inspector. A young girl has committed suicide and it is revealed how all members of one family contributed to it. An Inspector Calls resorts to the ripping off of the masks that we human beings frequently wear, with the Inspector relentlessly pursuing the truth. ...read more.

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He hurries everyone along and when it comes to him going he just walks straight out of the door. The d�nouement of an inspector calls is both logical and plausible because it keeps the reader in suspense at the end, because we don't know whether the family is going to get the blame or not. This is all Mr. Birling cares about. Whether his reputation is ruined or not!w whether the afmily dont ce s both logical and plasible t comes to him going he just walks straight out of the door Sheila Birling learns a lot during the play and undergoes, in a short time space, a change that usually only happens over a very long period of time. This is caused by what she has to go through during the play. First, she finds out that she was involved in Eva's suicide. This makes her think about the sort of person she is and this starts the change of attitude inside her. Then, she finds out that Gerald had been having an affair with Eva/Daisy, this makes her think about the sort of people she lives with and loves. ...read more.

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When it was let out that they all knew this one girl but as a different name, they found out that they all had something to do with her life and her committing suicide. At the end of the play they find out that there is another mistaken identity. This time it is the inspector although he is not an inspector. "That man wasn't a police officer What? (Astounded)" They only find out towards the end of the play that the man that was interrogating them wasn't an inspector after all. They have been fooled, but if this man is not an inspector, then who is he. How does he know all of the stuff that they had done. They don't have a clue. When the inspector first introduces him self as Inspector Goole it makes the reader stop and think. The name Goole suggests a ghostly figure. namesare Daisy Renton or eva Smith.people through the family might know the woman who comitted lay. J. B. Priestley is using the inspector as his mouthpiece. Everything that Priestly wants to put across he uses the inspector to do so. The moral of the story is all of our actions affect each other and that we should learn to respect those around us. ...read more.

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