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Who (or what) do you think is to blame for the death of Eva Smith?

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GCSE J.B. Priestley

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A Modern Drama Coursework

Title: Who (or what) do you think is to blame for the death of Eva Smith?

'An Inspector Calls' is a Modern Drama written by JB Priestley in 1945 and first performed in 1946, was one of his most successful plays in which the idea of class is clearly publicised. John Boynton Priestley born in 1845 always knew that he wanted to become a writer. After gaining a degree from Cambridge, priestly wrote successful articles and essays, then published the first of many novels, The Good Companions in 1929. Most of his writings were ground- breaking and controversial. He included many of his ideas about possible parallel universes and political messages into many of his plays and books. During the 1930's Priestly was very concerned about the consequences of social inequality in Britain. Soon after the Second World War, Priestley was hoping for a change in the attitude of the people towards women and other citizens who are lower class in society. The play itself is set in 1912 but the issue that Priestley is focusing is still relevant in the 1940's.

In the play 'An Inspector Calls' each character is

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