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Write about what you see as the Main strengths and weaknesses of this play from your reading it.

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Max McKenzie-cook 25 November 2000 An Inspector calls by J.B Priestly Question-Write about what you see as the Main strengths and weaknesses of this play from your reading it. An inspector calls by J.B Priestly was preformed in 1946, and it was set in the Edwardian ere to show how things haven't changed. In the first scene at the beginning of the play the Birling family "Arthur, Sybil, Shelia and Eric along with Gerald Croft" were sitting around the dinner table celebrating Sheila and Gerald's engagement. So the atmosphere would have been exciting and relaxed, "it's one of the happiest nights of my life". I thought that it was a very good way of introducing the characteristics of the characters, for example Eric was very quiet, Mrs Birling was very bossy. "Be careful with it". I expected that someone in the family would commit a serious crime and the inspector would come and investigate the crime, I thought this because of the title and the fact that everything seemed to smooth. ...read more.

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Gerald had an affair with Eva Smith " but it was all over and done with last summer" Eric got her pregnant and abandoned her along with the baby. I thought it was interesting because the weren't directly responsible for her death but they played their part. This story made me think about how we should help others and showed me the consequences of the family, in this case Eva Smith died because neither the Birlings nor Gerald considered her circumstances or her feelings. J.B Priestly was a socialist and thought that you should look after everyone, so in this play he shows how bad it can be if you just think about yourself. The Edwardian attitudes to working class women were that they were not important. They were necessary to working factories but the owners expected them to keep quiet and get their work done. Middle class people called the working class the "criminal class" Just like Mrs Birling, Mrs Birling says, "as if a girl of that sort would ever ...read more.

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women had to work during the war because the men were at war fighting but there wasn't as many opportunities and also in the Edwardian ere people were judged on their class (working, middle, upper) but today it is not as bad as before although classes still exists today. Nowadays although people realised that there are other people who needed care apart from yourself and your family, people still didn't take much responsibility, because if a police officer came in your house and said that you'd sacked someone from a job and they committed suicide you probably still wouldn't take your part of the blame. Just as Mr Birling would say "still I can't accept any responsibility". J.B Priestly, I think wrote this play to show people the meaning of life and that even though the people may be different like Eva Smith we still should do all we can to help the people who need it most. ...read more.

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