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What main ideas does J B Priestley explore in

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What main ideas does J B Priestley explore in "An Inspector Calls" In the play "The Inspector Calls" by J B Priestley many views are put forward for the audience to contemplate. Priestly uses the characters to portray the views and changes that were happening and going to in the time when the play was set 1912. Mr Birling & Mrs Birling are a classic example of the typical upper-class citizens. They are self-centred and na�ve to world problems. Their main aim in life is to make sure that everything is right for their children and to keep labour costs down. "The way some of these cranks talk and write now, you'd think everybody has to look after everybody else." ...read more.

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"Your daughter isn't living on the moon, she's here in Brumley too." This view was growing in the lower classes as the women of Britain went out to work and started wanting equal rights and the vote. The play is like a timeline, near the beginning Sheila was still acting like a child but near the end she actually started thinking like a woman. Throughout though the noble people of Britain still looked at their children of 20+ as adolescents, denying them the right to make a point to a family discussion, merely discarding it with a comment such as, "Just let me finish, Eric. ...read more.

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"She was claiming elaborate fine feelings". Mrs Birling doesn't believe that people of the lower classes actually experience fine feelings such as love and pride. "As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!" Mrs Birling doesn't think that the lower class people have any dignity and think they would never refuse money even when stolen. All of the Birling family represents a view from the different classes and people in society in 1912. The play is a metaphor for the changes that were going to happen when the play was set. J.B Priestley was basically publishing a warning, of what important changes needed to be made to keep society from war again. The play was basically a list of things that helped World War come abaout. William Thomas ...read more.

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