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" An Inspector Calls" is full of lies and deceit. Write fully about the way in which Priestly exposes weakness and wickedness, not only in the characters on stage, but also in society.

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" An Inspector Calls" is full of lies and deceit. Write fully about the way in which Priestly exposes weakness and wickedness, not only in the characters on stage, but also in society. The title of the play "An Inspector Calls," is very specific and immediately we know that the key words are Inspector and Calls, this is obviously what happens. I will attempt to write fully how Priestly exposes weakness and wickedness, in the characters on stage and also in society. The play tells the story of the Birling family and Gerald Croft and how their lives are intertwined. There are hidden lies and truths that the family keeps from each other. Any family that tells lies or has hidden truths must display signs of being weak or wicked. In my opinion all the characters show signs of weakness or wickedness and in some cases both, for example "the whole of ...read more.

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I understand from this that really the employees went on strike for nothing. Another sign of his wickedness is that he wanted to keep labour costs down and prices high, so that he got more money, to buy the luxuries in life such as port and cigars. This was also one of his greater weaknesses being pompous, always offering port or cigars to his visitors. Sybil Birling is approximately fifty and married Mr Birling who was below her class. They have two children. Her interest is raising funds for the Women's Charity Organisation. In my opinion she lied when she denied all knowledge of Eva Smith. When the Inspector showed her a picture he asked, "You recognise her?" she replied "No. Why should I?" She was trying to hide that she knew Eva so she didn't get into trouble, but the Inspector knew the truth because he had read a diary of Eva's. ...read more.

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Eva Smith the assistant had held the same dress up against herself and it looked perfect because she was also beautiful. In a furious temper Sheila immediately approached the manager and wickedly arranged for Eva to be dismissed stating that she'd "persuade mother to close the account with them." In my opinion Sheila didn't lie because she said to Gerald, "I'm trying to tell the truth." She was not deceitful either. Eric is a public school and University educated only son of Mr and Mrs. Birling. He is the brother to Sheila who is of a similar age. He is an employee of the family firm Birling and Co, but his father threatens that "unless you brighten your ideas, you'll never be in a position to let anybody stay or to tell anybody to go." While working for the company Eric was stealing money "I suppose about fifty pounds all told ...read more.

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