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During this essay I will be discussing the way J.B. Priestly looks at the dramatic devices have been used to convey his concerns. I will also examine the way his ideas effect the members of the audience

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An Inspector Calls Coursework by Karamveer Singh Aulak During this essay I will be discussing the way J.B. Priestly looks at the dramatic devices have been used to convey his concerns. I will also examine the way his ideas effect the members of the audience and how they have been involved in the play. From the moment the Inspector enters right to his exit he has been trying to get the Birlings to take responsibility for their actions. The way they all ignored Eva Smith and took her down the path of suicide, may be if the welfare state plan had come in to action the results might of been different. This would of helped Eva in several different ways with NHS service, child benefit and income tax all could of played a big part in Eva's life to stop her from committing suicide. The Inspector also showed that everyone should be treated fairly whether they are rich or poor, this is shown where he says " We are members of one body.". P56. Priestly had concerns in which he was trying to get across, how lower class members of the public were treated to see how they could support a family with such a small income. ...read more.

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Such as at the end of the play where has found out the Inspector wasn't a police officer, upon hearing this Mr Birling took in to account and thought that the whole thing was a hoax. He also does over look situations again as I said earlier the Titanic sinking and the World War 1.Birling's confidence in the predictions he makes - that the Titanic is "unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable", that "The Germans don't want a war. Nobody wants a war". Everything he said was false the titanic sunk and world war did break out. Change of lighting is significant and alters the atmosphere when the inspector enters. I imagine when he does enter the light would reflect on him showing truth and honesty. Shining from the Birlings on to the Inspector to see what has really happened. Te use of the door bell as a sound effect leaves curiosity amongst the Birling household . It builds up tension and is also a sound of wreckening,. This is shown when the Inspector doesn't enter straight away he abides his time and lets tension build up even further. ...read more.

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She says " You were not only with her but you knew her very well." Even though Gerald has betrayed Sheila she lets that aside and thinks about her involvement that lead the Eva's death and can't help but feel miserable. The methods Priestly used to involves the audience were used very erll in the way he thought of how to play the characters making sure when it was the right time to exit. This built up tension to a climax where some shocking truth came pouring out. In the way the characters moved from room to room helped too. The also involved the audience when it probably shone on the Inspector this was a sign of truth. The message behind the play is still meaningful today the points Priestly tried to get across through the Inspector was if we don't' think now by look after each other now we will be taught in "fire, blood and anguish." Priestly is saying that man needs to work together to make this world a happier3 place to live and to look after each other. ...read more.

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