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How does J. B. Priestley use the characters of Mr. Birling and Sheila to get across the ideas and themes in an inspector call?

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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How does J. B. Priestley use the characters of Mr. Birling and Sheila to get across the ideas and themes in an inspector call?

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An Inspector Calls is a play that centers on morals, political views and highlighting to a 1946 audience how things have changed dramatically since 1912. Priestley uses the play to communicate his socialist views this is done is many ways throughout the play and the main way he does this is though his characters.

But before the characters even do something the set tells the audience a lot about the characters that are about to speak. A large dining- Room, elegantly decorated expressing the fact that the family dining there is of an upper-middle-class status. The period furnishing Identifies to the audience that the play is set in 1912, a year where the unsinkable Titanic sank on its maiden voyage and a great war would be waged two years later. Then after that the Russian revolution and the great depression which has a great impact on the capitalist nations of the world.

Once the play has started certain things are thrown forward about Mr Birling and Sheila, Mr.

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