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"The mood in Act 1 of 'An Inspector Calls' changes from relaxed to tense. Explore the ways in which Priestly transforms the tone throughout the act"

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AN INSPECTOR CALLS "The mood in Act 1 of 'An Inspector Calls' changes from relaxed to tense. Explore the ways in which Priestly transforms the tone throughout the act" In my essay I am going to analyse a 20th century drama play that we have been studying called 'An Inspector Calls' wrote by J.B Priestly in 1945. I am going to state how the mood changes and what devices he uses to create tense and suspense. The main purpose was not to entertain people but to put a point across. ...read more.

Middle

We find out that it is Sheila Birlings engagement with Gerald Croft. This is a wealthy family as there is a maid, champagne glasses, port and also cigars. The atmosphere changes dramatically when an inspector enters the scene, 'Inspector Goole'. He says why he is here and is going to question everyone to find out information. First he questions Mr Birling and then Sheila in Act 1. The enquiry is about a young woman, Eva Smith who had committed suicide. Towards the end of Act 1 he starts to interrogate Gerald, and as soon as the inspector mentions Daisy Renton which was the name she had change to Gerald had guilt written all over his face. ...read more.

Conclusion

The cliff hanger is used at the end of every act. The way some of the characters react inside the play is very moving. The play is very cinematic and all the drama and the dialogue happen inside the Birlings dining room. The play is in a detective and thriller type style. Throughout the play there is a build up of tension and suspense and the language used is very attention-grabbing and keeping you at the edge of your seat as it is very gripping and keeps on causing the audience to react. I really enjoyed the play and I really think that the play is successful. 1 Sohail Bhamjee ...read more.

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