• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic Devices To Present Them To The Audience.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

��ࡱ�>�� 35����2�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5@ ��0 'bjbj�2�2 (2�X�Xr���������������8< H�vpppppppphjjjjjj$_R����ppppp���pp�666p�p�ph6ph66H��Hpd J#r_��pXHh�0�H7 �R7 H�4�"����7 �H pp6ppppp��Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic Devices To Present Them To The Audience. Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic Devices To Present Them To The Audience. Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic Devices To Present Them To The Audience. An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley was first performed in 1945. The play was set in 1912 before the war; it centres on the wealthy Birling family. A visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole, during the celebration of Sheila Birling's and Gerald Croft's engagement, proves to be a horrifying experience for them as they learn that they have all played a part in the suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. From the start we see that Mr Birling is a hardheaded businessman and seems to look out for only himself and his reputation. In his speech to Gerald and Eric he tells them "a man has to make his own way-has to look after himself -and his family, of course". Now this seems to show his arrogance towards others. ...read more.

Middle

When Sheila hears of the death she is shocked and distressed. She is interested in how she died. She is very saddened and even says "Sorry! It's Just I can't help thinking about this girl-destroying herself." When this is performed on stage Mr Birling should seem annoyed while the inspector is talking to Sheila. He should walk around them and tap his feet to show that he is getting impatient. When the Inspector starts Questioning Mr Birling he believes he played no part in this girl's death he does no care for her at all he even tells the inspector "It has nothing whatsoever to do with the wretched girls suicide." He calls a girl ,who has just put herself through terrible pain to end her life, a Wretched girl. I think that makes him out to be some sort of monster. Sheila on the other hand is distraught she feels ashamed and responsible for the girls death. She handles the questioning well and without argument. When questioned we can feel that she is telling the truth and that she is ashamed of what she has done. Mr Birling on the other hand will not accept responsibility for her death and at one point threatens the inspector. ...read more.

Conclusion

����)h�,�h�,�CJOJQJfHq� ����h�,�hB hBh�,�����A B C D o p q r � � � � � � � � � � � � 9 : ; < ������������������������������gdBr$'����������z{|}��������� � � � �"�"�"�"q$r$�����������������������������gdBr$�$�$�$�$S%T%U%V%�%�%�%�%7&8&9&:&�&�&�&�&''''' '��������������������������gdB$a$gd�,�$a$gd�,�&1�h:pB��/ ��=!�'"�'#��$��%��D@�D NormalCJ_H aJmH nHsH tHDA@�D Default Paragraph FontRi�R Table Normal�4� l4�a� (k�(No ListDZ@�D B Plain TextCJOJQJ^JaJ4@4 �,�Header ���!4 @4 �,�Footer ���!`�o"` �,�watermark header$a$CJOJQJfHq� ����N�o2N �,�watermark footer$a$ CJOJQJ 2���� ���z� ���z� ���z� < �^r�V�:�� '�r$ ''qr��TV��8:��!r��TV��8:��!��q!��alex�B�,��@r�� P@��Unknown������������G��z ��Times New Roman5V��Symbol3&� �z ��Arial7&�� �VerdanaG5�� �����h�MS Mincho-�3� fg?5� �z ��Courier New"1���h@T��@T��@T��?k�?k�\�������4��2�� H�?������������������B��~Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic DeTCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution ProhibitedTCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution Prohibitedalexalex�� ��Oh��+'��0���(���@T dp � � � ������Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic DefUCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution Prohibitednd alexewoUCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution Prohibitednd >Downloaded from Coursework.Info - http://www.coursework.info/is Normal.dotfalexl.d2exMicrosoft Word 10.0@@�cQ_��@�cQ_��@�cQ_��?k�� ��Õ.��+,��D��Õ.��+,�������H����� ���� � {�UCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution ProhibitedlUCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution ProhibitedlUCoursework.Info Coursework - http://www.coursework.info/ - Redistribution Prohibitedl���A Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic De Titled@���+K_PID_LINKBASE CopyrightDownloaded FromCan RedistributeOwner�A4http://www.coursework.comcoursework.comehttp://www.coursework.com BNo, do not redistributecoursework.com/ ���� !����#$%&'()����+,-./01��������4����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Root Entry�������� �FP $r_��6�1Table��������WordDocument��������(2SummaryInformation(����"DocumentSummaryInformation8������������*CompObj������������j������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���� �FMicrosoft Word Document MSWordDocWord.Document.8�9�q ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE J.B. Priestley section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE J.B. Priestley essays

  1. Inspector Calls A Grade

    This shows that she thinks that her family should own up too. Eric Birling, son of Mr Arthur Birling, Is an ignorant young man at first due to his parents and childhood; but eventually is another character who shares similar thoughts to Sheila after discovering the prejudice in the world they live in.

  2. Examine How Priestley Uses a Variety of Dramatic Devices To Highlight the Theme of ...

    Priestly use dramatic device by doing this to keep the audience watching to see what happens between Eric, inspector and the rest of the family. The inspector seems to know what happened (like I said before)

  1. english coursework - an inspector calls - eric.doc

    >Eric starts off to be quite similar to his parents, but later on to be less like his mother and father, and more like his sister. Eric is a capitalist to start off with, along with the rest of the family but he disagrees with his father's view of workers,

  2. Inspector calls

    This shows us that the inspector is enforcing the point of being part of one community and those we should look out for one and other. This also shows the link of how the inspector could just be Priestley in another form such as a ghost.

  1. AN INPSECTOR CALLS

    He was again more worried about people finding out about everything than if the girl had actually killed herself. A major sign that he believes everything to be cleaned up, is in the simple gesture of offering Gerald a drink.

  2. Closely examine the character of Mr Arthur Birling and his daughter Sheila Birling showing ...

    When the Inspector points out to him the results of his actions he shows no remorse or regret and fails to perceive them as incorrect or immoral. Birling is very ignorant and insists that Eva Smith's suicide was nothing to do with his sacking her.

  1. Use of Dramatic Devices

    In 1912, England was - in my opinion - a very unfair and communist-like country. The lifestyles between the rich and poor were opposite to each other. The upper-class segment of the social ladder was power-mad and ensured they were separated with anybody who had a reputation of being poor and working class.

  2. inspector calls, dramatic devices alcohol

    Although Mr Birling is high in social status, he is inferior to the croft family. We learn from, the fact port being a classy wine, that Arthur is a social climber; he is concerned about his status. From reading the play, we know the story of Eva smith and how

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work