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What is the function of inspector Goole in the play?

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What is the function of inspector Goole in the play? Inspector Goole has different dramatic functions in the play . His personality is based totally on his dependent character . He is a persistent person with a strong character which allows him to take control of everyones actions and the development of the play . The most obvious function of Inspector Goole in the play is to solve the mistery of the suicide of Eva Smith , who was responsible of her unfortunate and unpleasant death . He interrogates each individual with a different tone of voice with his impression of masivness , and his purposefulness gives a feeling of power wich intimidates Sheila . Inspector Goole makes her feel guilty by saying consecutively "she�s dead" which suggests that the inspector tries to make her confess but he approaches softer . On the other hand he puts pressure on Mr Birling forcing him to confess by interrupting with implicit comments , such as "better to ask for the earth than to take ...read more.


The Inspector responds "there might be" creates an atmosphere of tension and suspense by suggesting to the audience that Gerald is the responsible for Eva Smith�s death . At the end of the play the telephone rings and there is "a moment�s silence" this suggests , after the family saying that there isn�t a real inspector and it was all a farce, that the girl is dead and a real inspector is going to come . This creates an atmosphere of suspense because anybody speaks and it makes the audience want to know what happens next. Inspector Goole passes judgment on each of the Birlings and Gerald and judges each character by how much each one admits , Gerald does not say all the truth because he wants to look a strong man in the presence of Mr Birling . He admits that he was present in Eva Smith�s death but he improved her life by giving her a temporary home , food and money , was honest to her and "didn�t ask for anything in return" suggest that he really made her life much better . ...read more.


an impression that he doesn�t care about their lives as if the young women could be made in a factory and he could buy them and then throw them away. Inspector Goole comments also the play�s theme ; responsibility , Mr Birling says "a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own" this suggests that he is responsible of himself , he doesn�t care about anybody else . He needs to care about everybody so that the society continues going His strong character made the Birlings and Gerald recognise their errors and made the audience think that if you have done anything wrong to another person you don�t know how they feel and that it could led them to death . Just what the Birlings and Gerald did to Eva Smith . He created an atmosphere of tension that led to the end of the play with suspense and with no real answer to weather the inspector that came in first place was real or imagery . ...read more.

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