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The Inspector is a mysterious character, who we know very little about. An Inspector Calls

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Introduction

The Inspector is a mysterious character, who we know very little about. He comes across as a very calm and honest man. When the Inspector first appears in the play he is confronted by Mr. Birling. Mr. Birling is a very successful businessman who has "been around in local politics for years." Mr. Birling tries to use his social status to intimidate the Inspector, "I was an Alderman for years and Lord Mayor two years ago." To Mr. Birling's pompous bullying the Inspector remains cool and is determined to find something out. At this point we do not know what. The Inspector then asks, "I'd like some information, if you don't mind." This leaves the audience and family wondering what does the Inspector want to know? ...read more.

Middle

These are J.B. Priestley's versions of dramatic irony. Throughout the play the Inspector demonstrates how people are responsible for their actions and how there actions affect the lives of others. The Inspector expresses his thoughts and feelings in his final speech before he vanishes from the play, "we are members of one body. We are all responsible for each other." Without the Inspector the family's hidden secrets would have never been revealed. Some how the Inspector knew what each character had done in their past. By asking the correct questions he makes them reveal all their stories. Like when the Inspector catches Mrs Birling out, "If he is (talking about who is Mrs. Birling's son and also the culprit) then we know what to do, don't we?" Moments before that Mrs. Birling told everyone that the culprit should be made a public example. ...read more.

Conclusion

Birling so that she will never forget what she has done to make the situation worse. He doesn't forgive her or any of the family. But when the family freely admit their mistakes he let's them see, they can find forgiveness through future behaviour. The Inspector's lack of fear or bias, and his over concern for truth is shown by his constant, determined questioning. This is seen, according to Mrs. Birling, as "rudeness." This apparent attitude starts to put doubts into the minds of the family members. The Inspectors, "very peculiar and suspicious manner," towards the end of his stay starts fuelling suspicions as to who the Inspector really is. His thoughts on social conventions were clearly nothing, the Birlings had ever come across before. In the Inspector's mind, social standings count for nothing against truth and justice. Liam Knightley11BG Who is the Inspector? What Roles does he Perform? What Changes does he Effect? 1 ...read more.

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