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Who Is Inspector Goole?

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CHRIS BRYANT 10DF WHO IS INSPECTOR GOOLE? The first thing I notice about Inspector Goole is his name and the fact it sounds just the same as 'Ghoul'. This suggests at the beginning of the play that he is going to be a mysterious character. The first extremely mysterious action he takes in the play, is the fact that he claims to an police inspector investigating a suicide. Surely a normal policeman wouldn't have the time to investigate something where there is no actual crime. His name also has some significance in anagrams. ...read more.


He would probably inherit her belongings after her death including her Journal this theory could explain the way he constantly mentioned her personal details and the child she was carrying. If this was the case I think there would have been a greater dramatic impact as he met his supposed father in the play just to make the audience think a little. In a way I think that the Inspector is a representative of J.B. Priestly. He acts as a kind of narrator to put forward morals of the play. ...read more.


The Author really points out the lack of moral judgement in the family. I think the entire play is based upon the Inspector being J.B. Priestly's method of putting his point forward. I also think that the Inspector is a God-like figure in the play getting the family to realise that they have done wrong and to make them see that they should care for others no matter if they are below you Socio-economically. He displays this by being all-knowing and not flaling for anything the family might lye to him about. He knows that they are involved in some way and he knows how to make them see sense. ...read more.

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