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How does Priestly create Drama in

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How does Priestly create Drama in "An Inspector Calls" given that is a play of words, not action and there is only one setting? Discuss "An Inspector Calls" was written by John Boynton Priestly who was born in Yorkshire on the thirteenth of September 1894. When he was sixteen he became a junior clerk with the local wool firm. Whilst working as a junior clerk Priestly became more advanced within his writing career. Priestly wrote "An Inspector Calls" in the space of one week near the end of world war two. He wrote this play because he was interested in politics and felt the need for a change as to the way poor people were treated by the more higher-class citizens. He expressed his passion in this play to get a message across to the public that there needed to be a change in the social attitude of higher-class people. ...read more.


Sheila and Eric were the most ashamed of what they did to Eva. After they found out about Eva's death they felt thoroughly guilty and sorrowful. Sheila, out of the five members, played the smallest part of Eva's depression. It was basically down to jealousy. Sheila had tried a dress on that didn't suit her, but suited Eva. And because of this, Sheila complained about Eva and got her the sack. On the other hand, Eric had a huge amount of responsibility for Eva's death, as he was the father of her unborn child. Eric tended to drink a lot, and after a couple of drunken nights Eric managed to get Eva pregnant. He tried to support Eva, but the money he gave her was stolen. Eva found out about this, and rejected the money Eric gave her. So as help, she went to Mrs. Birling's committee, as explained above. ...read more.


The relationship between Eric and Sheila didn't change much, except for the fact that they each learnt a more sensitive side to each other, with made the bond between them a lot stronger than it was before. They both had the same opinions on their mother and father, and they both knew that they acted childishly and irresponsibly. Unlike their parents, they managed to learn from their mistakes and take other people into account, whether they have money or whether they haven't. At the end of each act Priestly uses the characters to create suspense. At the end of Act 1, the Inspector has started asking Mr. Birling questions about when Eva Smith worked at his factory. The main moral of this story is that poor people lower class citizens should not be treated differently to higher-class citizens, just because they are not as wealthy. Priestly felt the need to write this book because of the way the public were in his time. He wanted to change the way that poor people were treated, and he felt that to get this message across he should write this play. ...read more.

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