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Inspector calls analyse The play is set in 1912 on an English street scene in the evening. The plot of "An Inspector Calls" is about a police inspector who interrupts an elegant engagement dinner party to question the family and their guests about an unsuspected suicide of a young working-class girl called Eva Smith. There are many plot twists and changes which work well with the characters portrayed in Priestley's play. The play is set in an upper-class household where class distinctions are breaking down, where privilege and responsibility are being challenged by a devious so-called inspector Goole. The Inspector does a good job of making the family and friends of Mr Birling, (a wealthy factory owner) feel very guilty for contributing towards the death of Eva-Smith who also becomes known as Daisy Renton during the play. But Moral guilt is not the major issue put forward in the play. The major issue is that of how class-conscious England has been put forward in the play and how the Capitalist's and Socialist's are shown. ...read more.


"Mrs Birling- No don't go I told Edna to wait up to make us some tea" When Edna returned with Gerald she was shown no gratitude. They show no respect for her. But just when you think the drama will end, it delivers further surprises. The play becomes more interesting and clear as it goes on, As the characters become drawn into manipulative control of the inspector and are forced out of their upper-class shells. As the story continues Priestly shows how Capitalists can use their wealth over the Poor working-class people like Eva Smith, all of these incidents lead to Eva's suicide, the first issue being when Birling sacks Eva because she asked for a pay rise. Birling sacks her to be made an example of and to show that he is not willing to share a few pence of his wealth with the lower-class. During the whole play Priestly writes so that you feel sympathetic towards Eva, he does this to make you feel sorry, not just for Eva but for all of the working-class people of England during that period in time. ...read more.


One Eva Smith has gone but there are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering and chance of happiness, all intertwined with our lives, with what we think, say, and do. We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish. Good Night." I think that the speech sums up all of Priestly's views he uses the Inspector to try and get the message across to all of mankind about how we should learn how to live equally and if we do not then the world will be a painful place for millions of lower-class people like Eva Smith. He uses the abrupt ending to make the reader think about the situation. I think that J.B. Priestly had very strong views about equal rights and he uses the characters very well to get across his viewpoint all over the world. ...read more.

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