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Inspector calls coursework The play An Inspector Calls was written in 1945 around the time of World War Two ending, but is set before World War One. J B Priestley wrote this play because he thought that the world was not social enough and he used this play to show how we should all care about each other. The time span between the dates used (1945-1912) is to make us aware of what has happened and learn from mistakes made. The play is set in the in 1912. It centres on the wealthy Birling family. They are enjoying a family celebration of Sheila Birling's engagement to her fianc� Gerald Croft when they are interrupted by a visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole. ...read more.

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J B Priestley took full advantage of writing in hindsight and makes sure that it will make the audience realise how wrong they may have been assuming future events. The stage directions the immenseness of the Inspector is aroused in the audience's mind. "Pink until the inspector arrives ...brighter and harder" The pink atmosphere also helps to highlight the happiness and optimism of the Birling Family at the start of the play. The white atmosphere will help to show the harsh treatment that the inspector will provide during the play. Whiteness is also an emphasis of truth and honesty. "The light hits all corners of the room" The inspector's solidity is continuously present. "(Dryly) I don't play golf" and "Stop!" ...read more.

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The play is set out in 'real time', which means that the play is happening instantaneously at the same time the audience is watching it. The genre of this play is a 'who-dunnit'. The inspector keeps us in suspense by gradually talking to each member of the Birling family and getting a step closer to solving the mystery but not letting out any clues of the significance to Eva Smith's death. In Edwardian England, they attitudes to working class women were very different than today and the treatment of women by men seems sexist. "She had a lot to say - far too much - so she had to go" at the end of the play, Mr Birling gets a call from the real inspector. I think Priestley wants us to leave the theatre wondering how each character will react to the Inspector the second time around. Annetoni James 11I ...read more.

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