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In 1944/1945 J.B Priestly, who a was patriotic socialist wrote 'An Inspector Calls'. The play focuses on moral and political messages not just the ordinary characters and storyline. The play is set in 1912, before the First World War.

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In 1944/1945 J.B Priestly, who a was patriotic socialist wrote 'An Inspector Calls'. The play focuses on moral and political messages not just the ordinary characters and storyline. The play is set in 1912, before the First World War. Priestly wanted to show how unfair and just society depended upon compassion and responsibility for others. Priestly's main concern was the need for social change. 'An Inspector Calls' is a murder mystery of a who done it. In 'An Inspector Calls' the inspector wants to teach the Birling's to always help someone in need and to show them that they were responsible for helping Eva Smith's suicide. In The Beginning of the play there is a lot of dramatic irony taking place between Mr. Birling and the audience. The dramatic irony makes the audience look differently towards Mr. Birling. Mr. ...read more.

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The whole mood of the scene is changed because of this sound effect. "We hear the sharp ring of a front door bell. Birling stops to listen." This signifies the introduction of a new major character. The use of the doorbell as a sound effect is really important to help the introduction of a new character because it builds tension and makes the audience wonder who is at the door. The entrance of the inspector has a big effect on some of the characters. For example Eric who is feeling uneasy. "An inspector? What kind of inspector?" Eric, Mr. Birling and the Inspector are having a conversation then Shiela walks into there conversation. Mr. Birling doesn't want the inspector to get Sheila involved, so he tries to drive away the inspector. ...read more.

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And what's going on? Etc. Now I'm thinking that they could be bad people but I also feel sorry for them aswell. The methods Priestly uses to interest and involve the audience is by creating tension and irony between the characters. He uses irony to get them involved for example how Birling says "The Titanic...." "Unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable" Creating irony because the audience knows that this isn't true. He interested the audience with the inspector joining the celebration, which the inspector ruins because of all of his questions getting the audience thinking and interested. I think message of this play is a socialist message which "Is everybody effects everybody else" This is still relevant today because what you do might have an effect on someone else. ...read more.

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