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Discuss The Use Of Dramatic Irony Throughout The Play And How Priestley Uses It To Convey His Message Affectively To The Audience.

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Discuss The Use Of Dramatic Irony Throughout The Play And How Priestley Uses It To Convey His Message Affectively To The Audience. I am going to be discussing Priestley's use of dramatic irony and how this has helped him to achieve his goal. J B Priestley's goal was to tell us that we are all part of one body, this in the play is referred to as the social message. At the beginning of the play the family are enjoying Sheila and Gerald's engagement, at the time the atmosphere was joyful. The Birlings and Gerald croft are in the upper class. Priestley made the atmosphere like a warm welcoming family. The play is about a family that contribute to the death of a young woman who commits suicide. Priestley's main aim is to tell us "we are all part of one body". This means that we should look after each other the way that you would like to be treated. ...read more.

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We also learn that the family are not close we know this because they keep secrets from each other i.e. Eric was drinking and Sheila never told her mother or father, when the topic of Eric is actually raised and Mrs Birling found out her son drinks she never wanted to hear a word about it. Eric doesn't tell his family about Eva smiths baby or about the money he stole until the inspector forced him to. Mr Birling is very concerned that there is no scandal going on otherwise his chances of having a knighthood would massively decrease. Mr Birling only cares about himself and his family. He doesn't care about the people around him. This brings me onto my next point, If Sheila hadn't gone to the manager of milwards and got Eva smith sacked then the whole mess wouldn't have started. ...read more.

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Mr Birling shares information about his possible knighthood. As the play goes on it looks more like there's no chance of a knighthood. As we draw closer to the end of the play we believe that they will not get away with this. We know that they will not get away with this because Eva has committed suicide. In conclusion I think that Priestley has used dramatic irony very well. I think that the whole Birling household is to blame for Eva's death. I also think that when using dramatic irony it helps our understanding of the social message "we are all part of one body" means that we should look after each other the way we would like to be looked after. As a result of what happened to the Birlings and Eva this makes us see what Priestley is trying to get at. I think that the social message links to dramatic irony because it helps our understanding and helps us to get a clearer view of what happened. Setab Ali I ...read more.

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