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Personally, I feel that Priestley introduced his views and ideas through Goole well, but the ending was very confusing. When looking at how Goole structures the play I noticed how well the play comes

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Introduction

An Inspector Calls: 1st Draft Inspector Goole has many significant roles throughout the play. He represents J.B Priestley's attitude and opinion of the society around him. Goole's name represents a spiritual being and then later the voice of social conscience. Inspector Goole structures the play with his order of questioning. The play was written in 1945 but represented the society of 1912's views. Society in 1912 believed that if you were poor you had to be lazy; the rich people lived in houses as big as castles. Britain was behind Germany in Education there were nine thousand people in Britain going to university compared with sixty thousand in Germany. In 1945 women became more valuable because men were at war so the women were doing the jobs usually done by men. Rationing shattered the class barriers because higher and lower class could only buy the same amount of material as each other, also different classes of men were working and fighting together and were wearing uniforms so there was no difference between them. ...read more.

Middle

In act one we are first introduced to Goole whilst the Birlings are "having a nice little family celebration," this creates a spiritual element to the play. Goole 'is a man in his fifties' this suggests experience at this job. The Inspector wears 'a plain darkish suit of the period' causing the audience to realise that he is an important character with a purpose to fulfil and the dark colour of the suit suggests mystery. There are many dramatic effects. Inspector Goole interrupts in act one with the doorbell whilst Mr Birling telling Gerald and Eric "a man has to his own business and look after himself and his own." This is J.B Priestley's way of telling us that he does not agree with what Mr Birling is saying. At the very start of the play 'the lighting should be pink and intimate' this is because the Birlings are living in a sense of darkness by not seeing what goes on around them. ...read more.

Conclusion

This shows Goole has planned the order of questioning beforehand. The Inspector questions the family in chronological order except for Mrs. Birling and Eric who are swapped around, this causes each revelation to be more shocking than the previous one. The order of questioning causes tension and anticipation within the audience because we are waiting to discover Eric's involvement with Eva. The structure gives a chance for Mrs Birling to condemn Eric without realising it. "He should be made an example of. If the girls death is due to anybody, then it's due to him," this then causes Eric's revelation to be even greater. Personally, I feel that Priestley introduced his views and ideas through Goole well, but the ending was very confusing. When looking at how Goole structures the play I noticed how well the play comes together as a dramatic text from the 20th century, I couldn't really se this when we were just reading through it. The dramatic effects such as the order of questioning was a good idea and creates a feeling that you understand the Birlings mistakes. ?? ?? ?? ?? Rosalyn Bolton ...read more.

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