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J.B Priestly sets out to warn and change his audience with 'An Inspector Calls'

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J.B Priestly sets out the worn and change his audience with 'An Inspector Calls' J.B Priestly thought that the world he was living in was wrong because people in different classes get treated differently. What I mean by this is that people in a higher 'class' get treated with more respect and dignity while the lower 'class' population get treated as 'scum' and a waste of space. He believes that society should share its wealth so that everyone has enough; he also believes that that rich people should help these unfortunate people through taxes, I personally disagree with his opinion as I believe if you work hard for your earnings you shouldn't help someone else who maybe didn't work as hard in life. ...read more.


They only ever surround themselves with people of a 'higher class' as themselves. They're treatment of 'lower class' citizens' was selfish because they don't ever take them seriously and always ignore them. Mr. Birling, the head of the Birling household; treats Eva Smith unfairly because in one occasion she wanted a small raise to her already pathetic wage of 22 shillings a week. "They wanted the rate raised ........ average about 25 shillings a week. "I refused of course" replied Mr. Birling. He as we expected refused to give her a wage raise. Sheila the product of Mr. Birling and Mrs. Birling; abuses poor Eva Smith by getting her fired from her job just because had a smile on her face. ...read more.


J.B.P believes the younger generations are more impressionable, then the older people. The play begins over again at the end because some of the Birlings didn't change. The Birlings had been warned when the inspector started to ask them questions regarding the death of the young woman. The inspector is there to tell them that what they were saying or doing is hurting other people. Inspector also says to the Birlings if they don't change their will be more happening to them. The audience believes at the end of the play all the Birlings will change for the sake of themselves and other people. I believe the audience will most likely want to be like Gerald because he admits what he done was wrong and regrets it very much. The audience might be frightened at the end of the play by thinking that they are like the Birlings. ?? ?? ?? ?? Saeed Gulaid ...read more.

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