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What is the moral message Priestly wants us to learn from the play an inspector calls?

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What is the moral message that Priestly wants us to learn from the play an inspector calls? In this essay I will be exploring several characters in the play of An Inspector Calls. After exploring these characters I will analyse them again to see what developments may happen to them after they are interrogated by the inspector. I will also explain my views on what morals I think come to mind with each character I analyse. I will conclude with what I think the moral message is that Priestly is trying to put across in the play of an inspector calls. The play is about a family which to begin with are celebrating the engagement of Shelia (Mr. Birling's daughter) and Gerald. As you get in to more depth of the play the Birling family are interrogated by mysterious inspector Goole and the family starts to reveal it's true colours as it's relationship deteriorates between family members, as we find out every member has something to do with the death of young working - class woman Eva Smith. John Boynton Priestly the author of this interesting play was born in Bradford, Yorkshire on 13th September 1894. Sadly his mother and father died on the same year. To begin with I will analyse Arthur Birling. ...read more.


Gerald is now also quite affectionate for people, easily taken over and I think this is why he cheated on Shelia "I want you to understand that I didn't install her there so I could make love to her. I made her go to Morgan Terrace because I was sorry for her, and didn't like the idea of her going back to the Palace Bar" This quote shows that Gerald firstly has at least some feelings for Daisy Renton (Eva Smith) and that also he is easily over taken by something. For example, earlier in the play, he said he first saw her in the Palace Bar with the look of cry for help, so he gives her a place to live, he then realises she has feelings for him and gets pulled in. At the end of the play Gerald is pretty much the same as he was when he was under inspection truthful, and not afraid to talk. But throughout the play I have noticed he has a quiet nature. Anyway towards the end he is just quiet but truthful I suppose he is genuine also in his personality and what he says. "...He swore there wasn't any Inspector Goole or anybody like him on the force here" This just basically shows Gerald's honesty and the fact he is genuine as you would find out when Mr. ...read more.


"(Cutting in smoothly) Just a minute, Mr. Birling. There'll be plenty of time, when I've gone, for you all to adjust your family relationships. But now I must hear what your son has to tell me (sternly, to the three of them) and I'll be obliged if you let us get on without any interruptions". This quote shows one of the inspector's many rows with the Birling family, anyway I suppose he rows with the family so he can get on with his job, but I must say if you row with suspects too much then why should the suspects help an inspector out? That is what would happen in real life! Anyway the inspector had a massive effect on the family getting them to reveal all their secrets into making Eva Smith's (Daisy Renton's) life worse. This made the entire Birling family feel very bad until they realised an Eva Smith was not really dead. But I'm sure it all taught them a lesson, a moral: In conclusion to this essay I find that most characters changed in personality after their inspection. Anyway my moral is: Firstly you can never judge a book by its cover, and even if you think you are being helpful or feel strongly against something doesn't necessarily mean you should make the world of it, Stop & listen may be your way to avoid sorrow! ?? ?? ?? ?? Sam Caddy ...read more.

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