The inspector’s attitude to social responsibility is the most dominant out of the characters in ‘An inspector calls.’ The inspector dwells on social responsibility as everyone being caught in a ‘chain of events’, so implying that we are all responsible for each other’s actions. He has opposite views of Mr Birling; who strongly believes that people should only look after themselves.
The Inspector is a representative figure and mouthpiece for Priestley’s socialism. J.B.Priestley wanted to show that in society we must be responsible for one another and recognise that our actions can have an impact on others. The Inspector sees society as more important than individual interests. The views he is propounding are like those of Priestley who was a socialist. However, although the Inspector can help the audience to see their responsibilities, they must also want to change their behaviour, so Priestley also points out that we all have a personal responsibility.