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How Does J.B Priestley Reveal The Hypocrisy of The Edwardian Era In "An Inspector Calls" ?

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How Does J.B Priestley Reveal The Hypocrisy of The Edwardian Era In "An Inspector Calls" ?

An Inspector Calls is a controversial play set in the subtle society of 1912. Written in 1945, the play script critically analyses the hypocrisy of a symbolist group of characters living in the Edwardian era (1901 - 1914).

During this period many revolutionary changes happened ; there were dramatic rises in business and many factories grew larger and richer. Other important changes include design and warfare. Throughout the Edwardian period and 1912 in particular, design in transport improved tremendously. The famous Titanic sank upon it's launching maiden voyage - travelling on the way to New York, and many industrial towns, for example the setting for An Inspector Calls Brumley, were becoming more significant and were again improved dramatically.

Hypocrisy is the term given when there are false claims to have admirable principles, beliefs or feelings. A person is named to be hypocritical or a hypocrite if they show the pretence of possessing these definitions ; pretending to be something they're not. Throughout the play J.B. Priestley reveals the hypocrisy of the Edwardian era using various techniques. Several ways in

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