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Discuss how J.B. Priestly conveys his message in the play The Inspector Calls.

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Discuss how J.B. Priestly conveys his message in the play The Inspector Calls. J.B Priestly - An Inspector Calls. I am going to discuss the methods in which Priestley tell his story and the message he "throws" in it. The story was written in 1944, while the play itself is set preceding World War I. "Post ceremonial celebrations are common, with the Birling family celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The atmosphere is light-hearted. They are celebrating this occasion at the Birling household in Brumley. The interruption by the infamous Inspector Goole, who arrives to "conduct an investigation" regarding the death of Eva Smith. ...read more.


with us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering, and chances of happiness, all intertwined with our lives, and what we think and say and do. We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if people will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught in blood and anguish". This said, by the Inspector, is the most important speech in the play. The selfish attitudes of those whose stranglehold those less fortunate, will eventually get their "just deserts" Not by words, but by anguish and sorrow, felt only by those who harshly treat others, who are not in the same position as themselves. ...read more.


The Birlings' collectively played a part individually to force Eva Smith to the brink of suicide for herself and her unborn child. The "social snob chain" increases the more of a snob a person you can become. The Birlings' (Especially the seniors'), who burned their bridges and look back at those without cares for those who may have helped them to achieve that current status. An example is, "I blame the young man - He should be made an example of". Mrs.Birling says this to attempt to shuffle the blame off herself. Nevertheless, she was the final person who added the final nail in the coffin for Eva. Everyone will reap what they sow, and for the Birling family, that crop is a public scandal about the murder/suicide of Eva Smith. ...read more.

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