Essay on An Inspector Calls

How Did Jb Priestley Use Drama and Didacticism in an Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls is a play based in 1912, although it was written in 1946 by JB Priestley. Priestley was a deeply political writer with a strong favour for Communism. Communism is the political belief that there is no rich or poor and that everybody is equal, indeed Communists also believe that there should be […]

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An Inspector Callspsychology Argumentative

In Act 1 of “An Inspector Calls” how does J. B Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to members of the audience as well as interest them and involve them in the play. “An Inspector Calls” was written in 1945 but the play was set in 1912, a few years before […]

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Consider the Dramatic Function of Inspector Goole in the play An Inspector Calls

In the play An Inspector Calls, a message is being portrayed to the reader by J. B Priestley and in my opinion, the main bearer of this message is the inspector. Being of an ambiguous nature, he appears to live in a different world to the family with whom he deals; the Birlings and it […]

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An Inspector Calls was written by JB Priestley

An Inspector Calls was written by JB Priestley and is set in 1912 but it was written in 1945. The author uses historic knowledge to his advantage. At the beginning of the play, Birling gives a speech which is extremely ironic ‘I say there isn’t a chance of war. . . the Titanic- she sails […]

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The ways in which Priestley conveys a socialist message in An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls is set in 1912, just before the beginning of World War One, however it was written in 1944-5, and was first performed in 1945 as the Second World War ended. Priestley survived the First World War, but bitterly disliked it. So when the Second World War came around, he began to question […]

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An Inspector Calls Study

“An inspector calls” is a play written by J. B. Priestly in 1946, but is set in 1912. These two dates contrast quire well for a number of reasons. The economy in 1912 was very different because everyone cared about themselves before other people and there was a lot more money in circulation. This made […]

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What was JB Priestley’s intention in writing An inspector calls

In this Essay I will be trying to point out J. B. Priestley’s intention in writing ‘An Inspector Calls’. I will also be showing how modern interpretations of the original, support his message o the audience. J. B. Priestley wrote ‘An Inspector Calls’ in 1944 but it was first performed in 1945 in Moscow. It […]

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An inspector Calls, Great Story

‘An inspector Calls’ was written in September 1945. This story takes place in 1912, right before the 1st World War in Brumley, an industrial city in the North Midlands. Priestly set the play in 1912 on purpose, so that he could allow the characters to be naive about what was going to happen in the […]

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How does JB Priestly use the characters in Act Three of An Inspector Calls

Guilt is not the major issue put forward in the play. The major issue is how class-conscious England has been put forward in the play and how the Capitalists and Socialists are shown. Birling is a ruthless industrialist who worked extremely hard to make his money. Birling is almost the stereotype/caricature of the capitalistic businessman. […]

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An Inspector Calls – Summary

This particular play was set in 1912, on the week of the maiden voyage and sinking of the Titanic. Many techniques were used to make the play dramatic, engrossing and meaningful to the audience both back when it was fist released and also to this date. Stage directions play a huge part of any play. […]

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The Main Themes in An Inspector Calls

The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is written by J. B. Priestley. The play is set in 1912. To understand the play fully, the reader/viewer of the play has to understand its historical context. 1912 was the year that the titanic set sail, the year that the Suffragette movement started campaigning for women’s rights in society. […]

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An Inspector Calls Study Report

From reading the first 10 pages of “An Inspector Calls” I can infer several different ways in which J. B Priestley shows the reader that the play is set in the Edwardian period. Priestley has established the social period by using numerous techniques such as the way he portrays the characters, their use of language, […]

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What is the dramatic function of the Inspector in An Inspector Calls

‘An Inspector Calls’ opens with the Birling family holding a dinner party celebrating their daughter’s engagement to Gerald Croft. When the Inspector arrives, he tells them the news of Eva Smiths death, and subsequently questions them all on the matter. The Inspector has a different effect on the different members of the family, and they […]

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How Does Priestly Present the Character of Mr Goole in An Inspector Calls

Inspector Goole id the main character in the play An Inspector Calls which was written by J. B. Priestley in 1945 (after the two world wars) however was set in 1912 (just before the first war) a time when politics and the economy were just starting to re-establish themselves . It can be interpreted in […]

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What is JB Priestley’s message in An Inspector Calls

‘Inspector Calls’ was written so that we see what effect things like the class system in general had on people like Eva Smith. Exploitation of the working class caused havoc on many lives turning them out of control.A good place to set the scene would be in an industrial town, which is where it is […]

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An Inspector Calls Report

John Boynton Priestley whom was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, wrote the play “An inspector calls”. This play was written in 1944/5 when Priestley set about writing ‘at top speed, finishing it in a week’. The time when he wrote this play it was a time of war (the Second World War) there where no London […]

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Post-1914 drama An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley – Consider act one of the play

‘An Inspector Calls’ is a play. It follows an evening in the lives of a typical bourgeoisie family of 1912, as they celebrate an engagement between a younger member of the family, and an upper class businessman, a son of the aristocracy. The cheerful and confident atmosphere is diminished, and from there on slowly broken […]

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Consider the role of The Inspector in the Play An Inspector Calls by JB Priestly

‘An Inspector Calls’, by J. B. Priestly, was first performed in 1945, and was set in 1912. In this play, Priestly explores several issues regarding sex, age, and class, and reflects his own socialist views through his characters. This is demonstrated in several ways, which I will attempt to explain in this essay. The first, […]

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How Does JB Priestley Reveal The Hypocrisy of The Edwardian Era In An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls is a controversial play set in the subtle society of 1912. Written in 1945, the play script critically analyses the hypocrisy of a symbolist group of characters living in the Edwardian era (1901 – 1914). During this period many revolutionary changes happened ; there were dramatic rises in business and many factories […]

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An Inspector Calls is what is known as a well-made play

In my opinion, this statement – from Tim Bezant, a literary critic – is a very accurate description of J. B. Priestley’s work. Significantly, I believe it is the fact of the play being ‘well made’ that makes it so dramatically powerful, and indeed thought-provoking. In calling the play ‘well made’ I believe firstly that […]

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The characters in An Inspector Calls

In my essay I am choosing to direct the characters in ‘ An Inspector Calls’ from page 11 when the Inspector enters Mr. Birling’s house to page 16 when Sheila says’ what’s this about the streets ?’. I am going to direct each character in this part and their movements, body language , expressions, tone […]

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