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Analyse J.B. Preistly's Presentation of Inspector Goole in 'An Inspector Calls'

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Analyse J.B. Preistly's Presentation of Inspector Goole in 'An Inspector Calls' 'An Inspector Calls' is a play written by J.B. Preistly in 1945 after WW2. The play was set in 1912 just before WW1, this date was chosen to show the contrasts of the two orders and to help J.B.Preistly's message of the play become clearer. In the world in1945, as I've said, it was the end of WW2 and the Labour Party had been elected for government for the first time. Preistly's message of the play is that he thinks that the old older was a bad idea because it had already got the world in 2 world wars' and that every body should respect and care about each other . The Inspector is an important character is important to the play because he is like the spokes person of the play because he shows that the ways of the old order are wrong and that the way of the new order was the right way to go. ...read more.

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I think that he did and that adds to the initial impact of the inspector's character, not knowing what he is all about. In the text Preistly describes the inspector as a big character in his late 40's makes him seem a convincing inspector; this could help to trick the audience in the later scenes. The Inspectors entrance is important because it is the middle of Birling's big speech about only looking after yourself and later in the play he contradicts that speech and shows Birling that he is in the wrong and that Eric And Sheila are right for being in the new order. When he enters the room with the lines " I'd like some information if you don't mind, Mr. Birling" it makes the audience feel that Birling, who is so convinced the old order is correct and he is amazing, has done something wrong, which makes the audience star to believe the message of the play which is to convince people the new order is the correct way of life. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Birling and Mrs. B want to return to their old way of life, the audience are thinking how stupid the old order must be to be that 'blind' and return to their old way of life, but when the phone rings and the Birlings' ore told that an inspector is coming to question them about a dead body that has been taken into the morgue, the audience feel that it is going to be the old older is to blame, which is what Preistly wants, so he cuts the play so that the audience leave feeling angry at the old order because they are probably responsible, and confused whether this is a real Inspector and that the problems are real. Overall this p[lay creates a general disliking for the old order and a showing of good will and consideration of other people from people in the new order. !THE END! ...read more.

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