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How effectively does Priestely dramatise his political ideas?

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How effectively does Priestely dramatise his political ideas? In the play 'An inspector calls' Priestley has many characters all individually different he displays their moral ways of life very well so in the end we end up agreeing with Priestley's moral standings and views these being Socialist views equality etc. The main character Priestly uses to convey his ideas is the inspector. The inspector from the play is set in a normal family household where the main constructor of moral values is Mr Birling " a hard hitting business man" as he likes to call himself sets up these capitalist views of everyman for himself so he has a direct confrontation of different people which works well in showing Mr Birling wrong in most of what he is saying and sounding the inspector to be a great person. To make us think that the inspector is right Priestley uses many phrases such as "we are members of one body" " we are responsible for each other" "if men don't learn that lesson (being responsible for someone else), ...read more.


that that backs this up is when he talks of the 1940's "there'll be peace and prosperity" well that is completely wrong and stupid. To show that he is an individualist he says things such as "we were all mixed up together like bees in a hive- community and all that nonsense", "a man has to look after himself and mind his own business" this is obviously a man self obsessed in his own life caring little about anything than his own business and his family. Mrs Birling shows a lot that she isn't really bothered about anything except herself she feels no remorse for chucking Eva out of her Charity where she could have got help and happiness to show that she has no remorse is when she says "you're quite wrong to suppose that I shall regret what I did" she doesn't care that not taking her into her charitable committee would have saved the girl from committing suicide she stands there firm without a glimpse of guilt on her face. ...read more.


Eric is the main culprit for the death of Eva Smith because he was the father of the child she was carrying at the time of her death and she wouldn't have come to her for assistance but he feels upset also when at the end of act three everyone is pretending that nothing happened he is quite annoyed and says things like this "It doesn't matter to me the one I know is dead" and "you're beginning to pretend now that nothing's really happened at all." This showing that he cares for the girl and can see right through his parents and their rubbish coming out of their mouths. I feel that this play is really effective in getting the views of Priestley across because this shows that most capitalist people are so self obsessed that even knowing that they have with help made someone commit suicide and they can't see past there own noses. This works well because they are shown in direct confrontation and socialist come out smelling of roses this is really a good play because it gets it's point across showing people like this up. ...read more.

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