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1,675 words, approx. 6 pages
The play opens in the dining room of the Birling family, who are celebrating the engagement of Gerald, and their daughter Sheila. The rest of the family members are,Mr Birling who owns a factory calle... Read more
2,544 words, approx. 9 pages
"An Inspector Calls" by John Boynton Priestley is an ingenious play, which illustrates a progression from ignorance to knowledge for not only the audience but the characters also. "An Inspector Calls"... Read more
2,140 words, approx. 8 pages
"An Inspector Calls" by John Boynton Priestley is an imaginative play; it illustrates a development from ignorance to knowledge for not only the audience but the characters also. "An Inspector Calls" ... Read more
939 words, approx. 4 pages
"An Inspector Calls" was written by John Boynton Priestley in 1945 and set in 1912, before the Titanic set sail and before there is any substantial talk of war. Bromley is a fictional place which is,... Read more
1,009 words, approx. 4 pages
After reading the play, everyone would have spotted that the inspector dominated along the whole play, despite of the arrogance and pride of the Birlings. How did he achieve that" Inspector Goole was... Read more
1,078 words, approx. 4 pages
Gerald Croft is an attractive man, about thirty years old, who is too manly to be dandy. He is an easy well-bred man about town. He is a wealthy capitalist, who comes from a rich and successful family... Read more
417 words, approx. 2 pages
The Character of Eva Smith · She was very lonely and didn't have that many friends in the town. Because of this, she usually went to the Palace bar and was molested by womanisers. · She wa... Read more
1,196 words, approx. 4 pages
The inspector is from the Brumley police force. He says that his name is Inspector Goole. I think J.B.Priestley gave him the name Goole to try and make you think of him as a ghoul. He is representing ... Read more
1,814 words, approx. 7 pages
The title of the play `An Inspector Calls' gives the expectation that the play is a typical murder mystery, with a body being found and an inspector being called in to investigate, with a twist in the... Read more
374 words, approx. 2 pages
In act one of `AN INSPECTOR CALLS', J.B Priestly used dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience as well as interest and involve them in his play. J.B Priestl... Read more
3,752 words, approx. 13 pages
Throughout this essay I am going to discuss the ways in which Priestly makes clear his concerns to his audience in the play "An Inspector Calls." There were many things which concerned Priestly. He tr... Read more
1,162 words, approx. 4 pages
In this play the themes are social injustice and social inequality between the classes. Priestley highlights these differences with his characters; he compares the Birling family with Eva Smith. The... Read more
1,240 words, approx. 5 pages
The play was first performed in 1945 but was set in 1912's.Priestley the author sets the play in 1912 so that he can look back with hindsight to expose the wrongs of that age and his own age. The... Read more
2,861 words, approx. 10 pages
Is an Inspector Calls a detective story or a social critique and How will the audience's views have changed on this from the time the play was written to today" Many people believe that `An Inspect... Read more
1,166 words, approx. 4 pages
GCSE COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT An Inspector Calls The play, `An Inspector Calls, by J.B Priestly' is about average minded people and how their actions can badly affect someo... Read more
1,764 words, approx. 6 pages
The play -`An Inspector Calls'- is set pre war times, written by J.B. Priestley. It is set in the fictional north midlands city of Brumley. It is a play that is not there just to entertain. But to del... Read more
920 words, approx. 4 pages
An inspector calls An inspector calls was written in 1934 and set in the 1912. The play seems to revolve around the Birling family and how they are all linked to a women called Eva Smith. Its about A... Read more
1,241 words, approx. 5 pages
In `An Inspector Calls', Inspector Goole is clearly the most important character as not only does he present the audience with Priestley's views on society, he breaks the news of a young girl committi... Read more
1,664 words, approx. 6 pages
An inspector calls centres around The Birlings, a family of four, and Gerald Croft. There is Mr Arthur Birling, a heavy-looking man in his early fifties who incessantly speaks about work. There is She... Read more
1,153 words, approx. 4 pages
J.B Preistly wrote a play called `An Inspector calls' in 1945, which is set in 1912. Preistly announces his concerns through the characters. It is necessary to consider the role of the inspec... Read more
368 words, approx. 2 pages
Conflict is something many people are faced with on a daily basis. We see conflict on the streets, at the office, at home, on the news. The fact is it exists everywhere. Resolving conflict is up to ... Read more
2,874 words, approx. 10 pages
Before I look at the task of deciding which person is the most responsible for the death of Eva Smith, it is compulsory to first look at the type of crime and the time at which it has been committed. ... Read more
2,992 words, approx. 10 pages
An inspector calls is a murder mystery with a strong moral message set at the peak Edwardian era of hypocrisy, great wealth, misery, luxury and social debates. It was written in 1945, just after the e... Read more
345 words, approx. 2 pages
Both Gerald and Eric had a relationship with Eva Smith, although the way they treated her was different and this exact way illustrates some aspects of their character. Behind their attitudes towa... Read more
1,870 words, approx. 7 pages
J. B. Priestley employs exposition at the start of the play, until the arrival of the Inspector, to set the impression of a family that is very `prosperous' but only superficially happy and united. Fu... Read more
1,836 words, approx. 7 pages
DISSCUSS PREISTLEY'S USE OF DRAMATIC DEVICES IN ACT 1 OF AN INSPECTOR CALLS The play "An Inspector Calls" was in 1912, which was a very catastrophic year for England. It was written in the ... Read more
1,262 words, approx. 5 pages
An Inspector Calls In this essay I will examine each character in detail to establish if any of them are responsible for Eva Smith's death. I shall also consider Eva's part in her own downfall. Insp... Read more
2,793 words, approx. 10 pages
An Inspector Calls, by J. B. Priestley was written in 1945. But it was set in 1912, just before the sinking of the Titanic. It was also set before the First World War. Priestley is trying to give you... Read more
2,177 words, approx. 8 pages
An Inspector Calls Eva Smith was treated unfairly by all members of the Birling family. Firstly Mr.Birlng used his power and his social status to fire Eva from his factory; he didn't think about Ev... Read more
6,966 words, approx. 24 pages
`An Inspector Calls' is a play written by J. B. Priestley in 1945 (immediately subsequent to the Second World War), though the story itself is set on a Spring evening of 1912 (two years prior to the F... Read more
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