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  • Wrong Mr Birling
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    "An Inspector calls" takes place in 1912, where there are great social divisions and distinctions. Written by JB Priestley in 1945 this allows for hindsight which eventually leads to dramatic irony. There are many examples of this, all of which are said by Mr Birling", Just because the Kaiser makes a speech or two, you " ll hear some people saying that war is inevitable. Well I say to that - fiddlesticks" This play was first published after the second world war and so the audience will know just...
  • Sheila And Mrs Birling
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    AT THE END OF MOST PLAY, SOME CHARACTERS HAVE CHANGED AND SOME HAVE NOT. DISCUSS TWO CHARACTERS: ONE WHO CHANGES, AND ONE WHO DOESN'T IN THE PLAY CALLED "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" - BY J.B. PRIESTLY The play 'An Inspector Calls" by J. B Priestly, is set on an April evening in 1912. The play concerns the Birling family and Gerald Croft quietly celebrating over Gerald and (Mr. Birling's daughter) Sheila Birling's engagement, when an Inspector arrives unexpectedly amidst their family celebration to enqui...
  • Play The Inspector And Mr Birling
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    Introduction In this essay I will be talking about an Inspector calls. A well-written play by J. B priestly in 1945. I will compare and contrast Inspector Goole and Authur Birling, to do this I will talk about the characters in the play, the use of dramatic irony which priestly uses within the play to maintain the audiences interests, how priestly builds up suspense where the play is set, and how the play effects the audience. I will also be talking about the historical context. John Boyton Prie...
  • Mr Birling And Sheila
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    Compare And Contrast Two Characters From The Play eAn Inspector Calls By JB Priestley Rina Bab la Sheila and Mr. Birling have very different characteristics. Sheila, being a much younger character, is quite impressionable, whereas Mr. Birling is not. Sheilafs attitude and views change as the story goes on, whereas Mr Birling refuses to change altogether. Their characteristics are shown in their reactions to Evafs death, and to each other. Mr. Birling is the father of Sheila Birling and considers...
  • Mr Birling And Sheila
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    'Show how J. B Priestly creates dramatic tension in 'An Inspector Calls'? 'An Inspector Calls' written and created by J. B Priestly, the play is based on trust and responsibility, taking responsibility for your own actions. That actions people take can be wrong and lead to bad things happening. The play is written and set just before World War 1 in an upper class family. At the beginning of the play Mr Birling is having a celebration engagement party for his daughter Sheila who is to be married ...
  • Eva Smith
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    Dear Miss Renee Zelwegger, I must start by thanking you, on behalf of the London Stage Productions Corporation, for taking part in my latest production. The title of the play is to be 'An Inspector Calls', a remake of the original popular classic first staged in 1946. It's set in 1912 around the Birling family, who live in the industrial town of Bromley. Arthur Birling, owner of Birling & Company and head of the Birling family, is a prosperous manufacturer, and as a result the family are fairly ...
  • Birling's Speeches Before The Inspector
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    Discuss the function of the inspector in the play as a whole An Inspector Calls was written by J. B Priestly. This play intertwines the life of a pretty young woman who was driven to suicide by a well known respectable family. But it has a deeper more sinister meaning and morale to the story. That mankind has to learn from mistakes or it will have to repay them in blood and anguish. The inspector's role in the play is more than being a police officer, but being with God and teaching mankind a le...
  • Inspectors Role In The Play
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    Examine and Comment on the Dramatic Effect of the Role of the Inspector in 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley "An Inspector Calls" by J B Priestley, was written post-world war II, but is set in the time period of the early 1910's. This is a time of great innovation and great threat, as the "Titanic" was about to make its maiden voyage and trouble in the Balkans about to spill out into the rest of continental Europe. Britain at the time was one of a post-industrial revolution. The top 3% of t...
  • Mrs Birling Middle Class Woman
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    TASK 2 An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly, is the story of the visit by an Inspector to an apparently normal family, the Birlings. They are celebrating Sheila Birling's engagement to Gerald Croft, who is also present, when the Inspector arrives telling them of the suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. At first they deny any knowledge of the girl, but as the play goes on the Inspector manages to show that they all helped kill her. An Inspector Calls confronts the decay of the British class ...
  • Ring For Sheila
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    An Inspector Calls A play I have read, where there is a character I disliked, us J.B. Priestley's ' An Inspector Calls. ' The character I disliked was Gerald Croft, the son of a wealthy manufacturer, as he lied, didn't take responsibility and mistreated women. The story concerns a prosperous family, the Birling, who are celebrating the engagement of their only daughter, Sheila, to the son of another affluent manufacturer, Gerald Croft. An inspector named Goole calls, much to the surprise of the ...
  • Arthur Birling And Eva Smith
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    Eva Smith lead a very traumatic adulthood because of the constant catastrophes she has encountered. There have been a number of people who have contributed to Eva Smiths emotionally affected life up to the point where she committed suicide. Arthur Birling was a rich man and only seemed to care about his family and how well his business was progressing, in other words how much money he was earning. He didn't care about any of his workers, and didn't know them at all, as it quotes in the book, ' I...
  • Hope For The Youth Like Sheila Birling
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    On the impressionability of youth In the play, "An inspector calls', by J. B Priestly a main theme is the impressionability of the young. I felt that this theme merited more investigation. The inspector says in act 2 that young people are "more impressionable. '. The best example of this is Sheila Birling. She is the eldest of the two Birling children. Sheila's views on morality and responsibility redefined by the end of the play because of the inspector and the death of an abandoned girl. At th...
  • Mr Birling And Sheila Birling
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    TO answer this question accurately I have decided to split the answer into two halves. The Inspector tries to promote a socialist idea and to make the Birling family see things from a different view or see things in perspective I have decided to take two characters from the play describing them all the way through, showing any differences, influences and how successful the inspector is. Also, showing any change in the way they act and what they say to others around them. The two people I have ch...

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