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An inspector calls JB Priestley was born in Yorkshire in 1894. His dreams were to become a writer. But at the age of 16 he became a clerk who studies about stories with a local wool firm. An Inspector Calls was written by J.B. Priestly, in 1945, but the setting was set in 1912, in the Edwardian society. As he had lived through World War 1 and 2 he knows what really happened during that time the play was set. In the play, he uses the characters to put across his views about social and also about Edwardian period when there was a separation in society. People were set into classes The play is mainly focused at Birling family. When the Birling family gets a visit from a mysterious Inspector Goole it turns out to be a shocking experience for the Birlings as they find out that they have all played a part in the suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. ...read more.


We se that initially she is spiteful towards Eva smiths Then again Sheila displays guilt towards her part to Eva smith's death and she cannot stop, thinking about the girl's death. The quote "don't please I know, I know and I can't think stop thinking about it". This indicates that Sheila is introspective and she can not take Eva smiths death and as I said before she is full of guilt for her part in Eva smith's death. She acknowledges the death of Eva smith as we see in the lines "if I could help her now I would". She is very curious about Gerald's part in the act. In fact It's remarkable that she isn't annoyed with him After she hears about the affair between Gerald and Eva smith. Since Gerald told the truth, Sheila respects his truthfulness. This is showing the audience that Sheila is becoming more mature. At the end of the play, Sheila is completely aware of her social responsibility by the end of the play. ...read more.


This can be shown in the lines "She was giving herself ridiculous airs." Mrs birling always denies that the girls death has nothing to do with her. In conclusion inspector Goole isn't real but he is described in the plays as a man in his fifties, he is full of firmness and determination. . He deals with every member of the family very tightly and quite a lot of times. He has a way of making the suspect talk after saying them a piece of information. I think that J B priestly is making a point that you should have social responsibility towards others and you're self. The difference between younger and grown-up generation to Eva Smith's death clearly underscore Edwardian society's different attitude towards life. The younger generation were able to see the error of their ways and most importantly accept responsibility for their roles in Eva Smith's death unlike the older generation who perhaps will never alter their ways. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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