In what ways is Eva Smith exploited? Why has Priestley used dramatic irony in Mr Birlings speech?

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Why has Priestley used dramatic irony in Mr Birling’s speech?

Dramatic irony is when the audience knows about certain events that the character in the play doesn’t know about. In an inspector calls Mr Birling is introduced and makes claims such as “The titanic…unsinkable , absolutely unsinkable” and “I say there isn’t a chance of war” . The audience of the time would be extremely outraged at Mr Birling’s ignorance and form a hatred for him . This was Priestley’s intention. The audience of 1945 may have lost a family member of friend in the titanic , they could have been offended by Mr Birling’s comments.
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Mr Birling’s understanding of reality is flawed as he doesn’t think there will be a war but in 1914 the world war 1 begins. The audience believe that Mr Birling is clueless because of the statements. Priestley was a socialist , he believes that capitalism should be abolished and socialism would be brought in. Mr Birling is a capitalist and Priestley portrayed him as a fool. Priestley does not want the audience to believe in capitalism .

In what ways is Eva Smith exploited?

Eva Smith is exploited by the upper class as there was ...

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