An In Spector Calls - How does Priestly use linguistic and dramatic device to convey his message to the people of 1945 that 'we are all members of one body'?

ENGLISH LITERATURE GCSE COURSEWORK 20TH CENTURY DRAMA; AN IN SPECTOR CALLS ~ ESSAY QUESTION: HOW DOES PRIESTLY USE LINGUISTIC AND DRAMATIC DEVICE TO CONVEY HIS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE 1945 THAT "WE ARE ALL MEMBERS OF ONE BODY"? WRITTEN BY: MELVIN CHEN During the war torn era following the harrowing affairs of the Second World War, a huge diversion upon public thinking took place. People began to adjust their attitudes surrounding the idea of community and society. This dramatic revolution upon public state of mind can be strongly associated to the way in which the war had affected the British people. Undoubtedly, and inevitably, the war took a profound toll upon the deep-seated class divisions of the time. It acted as an attractive force, pulling individuals together to form a closely linked community with with no class barriers to divide people. Everyone had to work, and fight side by side; none was 'better' than anyone else was. When the conflict ended in 1945, many people had finally realized the unfairness and poverty within society and were more willing to mix freely between classes. Even in theatres, there was a much wider audience involving people of all classes and even including the young. The British citizens were preparing for another general election in 1945. This time, though, a new socialist image was starting to emerge, gathering formidable public

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An Inspector Calls- Inspector Goole

It was close to midnight when little Andrew woke up to a mysterious noise coming from his bedroom closet. Eyeing the closet cautiously, he waited a while for the fear to die down before pulling the duvet further up his neck. It was probably the fourth of fifth time he had woken up tonight and he was beginning to wonder if he would get any sleep at all. The room was dark and silent and a bright half moon hovered outside the window, casting long ghostly shadows around the room. He turned over and groaned. This would never had happened if he hadn't been so eager to sleep by himself tonight. Until a while ago he still shared a room with his twin sister and after his 6th birthday his parents finally decided that they were going to have to sleep in separate rooms. Initially, Andrew had been ecstatic over this decision, and eagerly set to work personalizing the downstairs guest room. But on his first night he woke up in the middle of the night to a strange noise and had to sleep in his parents' room. His sister hadn't let him live it down since. Even now he was considering getting out of bed and knocking on his parents' bedroom door, but he reminded himself of the teasing he endured from his friends, who had been sleeping in their own rooms since they were four. He thought of his sister, who laughed at him every day because he couldn't sleep alone and she could. "Well," he thought

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The audience's first impressions of the Birling family

Raphael Ibrahim 10TS 23rd October 2003 English Coursework: ' An Inspector Calls' John Boyton Preistly was born on 13th September 1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Priestly decided to leave school at sixteen rather then work toward a university scholarship. 'I wanted to write' he says in his autobiography. He believed 'the world outside of classrooms' would make him a better writer, and he felt that he 'must spend at least the next few years trying his hand at it'. It was during the period before World War One, that Preistly acquired and developed the skills that would make him an exceptional writer. Priestly says himself that the years 1911-1914 'set their stamp on me'. Priestly found himself spending time with people who read a great deal, cared a lot for at least one of the arts and preferred real talk....hot argument to social chit-chat. But there weren't any professional writers in this new group, Priestly, who grew up among his fathers group of socialist friends, now found himself joining in with their political arguments. Priestly said ' I was politically minded to some extent' however he was 'never able to put politics first' The outbreak of war meant that when Priestly was 20, he joined the Armed Services as an Infantry Man. At 25 (1919), Priestly left the army. During his time in the

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  • Level: AS and A Level
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