Essays Tagged: "Birling"

Discuss some of the issues raised in "An Inspector Cals" by Priestly

ious so-called inspector Goole.The Inspector does a good job of making the family and friends of Mr Birling, (a wealthy factory owner) feel very guilty for contributing towards the death of Eva-Smith ... scious England has been put forward in the play and how the Capitalist's and Socialist's are shown. Birling is a ruthless industrialist who worked extremely hard to make his money, and when he finally ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

J.B Priestley`s "An inspector calls".

ility and moral ethics to each of the five characters.All three of the plays acts take place in the Birling`s dinning room, where the family are gathered by Arthur Birling, a wealthy manufacturer in c ... heila's engagement to her fiancée Gerald Croft. Also in attendance are Edna (the maid) Sybil Birling (the mother) and Eric Birling (the son). The comfortable scene is interrupted by the arrival ...

(10 pages) 43 0 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How does John Boyton Priestley explore the issue of social responsibility in 'An Inspector Calls'?

, moral and philosophic judgements and responsibilities are being made on all the characters in the Birling house that evening. Everyone is implicated by their attitudes and actions. The characters ev ... mine their own notions of social responsibility.In the opening scene Priestley informs us about the Birling family's social status. All five are in evening dress and as the play opens Mr Birling says, ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A essay to study the text 'An Inspector Calls' by J. B. Priestly

ar one, then called the Great War.The titanic was about to be launched which was supposed to be, as Birling said "unsinkable".The Russian revolution was only five years away. This removed the Russian ... communists believe in the equal distribution of wealth and resources. This is the opposite of what Birling wanted and was.There was no National Health Service (NHS) to help people who couldn't afford ...

(8 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestly - How does the play show up the contrasts between the philosophies of Arthur Birling and Inspector Goole?

Arthur Birling and InspectorGoole's philosophies on life and society contrast throughout the play. For most ... sophies on life and society contrast throughout the play. For most of the play Sheila, Eric and Mrs Birling are fully behind Mr Birling and his philosophies, but towards the end of the play, Eric and ... ila effectively switch sides and begin to back InspectorGoole's philosophies on life and society.Mr Birling is a strong believer in stratas and classes in society; he believes he is in the upper class ...

(3 pages) 49 2 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critical Evaluation of a Literary Text "An Inspector Calls" by J.B Priestly

family in 1912 who are enjoying a nice evening to celebrate the engagement of their daughter Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. Things are going well until they receive an unexpected visitor, Inspector G ... trong disinfectant. Her name was Eva Smith. As the play goes on we find out that each member of the Birling family and Gerald Croft had known this girl and had played apart in her death. I don't think ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare and Contrast the ways in which Priestley presents the attitudes of Birling and the Inspector throughout the play,

any men often from humble origins who had been bold enough to invest in Industry made fortunes like Birling. Wealth allowed people to climb up the social and economic ladder which was as significant t ... people to climb up the social and economic ladder which was as significant then as as ever before. Birling's society exhibited enormous divisions in society. It is thought that class divisions were n ...

(8 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A brief comparison between characters - An Inspector Calls

In the start we see that the two children of Mr and Mrs Birling(Sheila and Eric), support their parents in the beginning. Their character was exactly mirror ... rald however, is remains the same and refuses to change his character and is the same as Mr and Mrs Birling. This is not so obvious in the beginning, but if u study the book really carefully, you woul ... ou would see that there are many quotes that suggest that Gerald Croft was always in support of Mr. Birling, such as "Yes, exactly so" and so on. Mr Birling also goes on to tell Gerald and Eric "how a ...

(3 pages) 56 1 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A Critical Evaluation of 'An Inspector Calls' by JB Priestly.

he First World War and took a mere week to write it. The whole play takes place in one night in the Birling family's dining room. The play evokes moral dilemmas and the inspector stresses the point th ... ing room. The play evokes moral dilemmas and the inspector stresses the point that everybody in the Birling family should share the blame of a young girls death. He also voices his opinion of how soci ...

(4 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley

I am going to compare and contrast the reactions of Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling to the interrogation in which they received by the Inspector. Both of whi ... ters then he does on the older characters this is shown by looking at the two characters, Mr.Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling. Arthur Birling is the father of the Birling family. 'He is a heavy- look ... h fairly easy manners but rather provincial in his speech'. Sheila, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Birling, 'is a pretty girl in her early twenties, who is very pleased with life' and rather excited ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley is full of lies and deceit. Write fully about the way Priestley exposes weakness and wickedness, not only in the characters on stage, but also in society.

y and impregnate a socialist opinion, thereby making you a Labour supporter almost subliminally.Mrs Birling turned Eva Smith down. She would not allow Eva to take refuge in the 'Brumley Women's Charit ... ot allow Eva to take refuge in the 'Brumley Women's Charity Organisation,' because she emulated Mrs Birling's name and in turn insulted her. Mrs Birling's pride showed no regret in turning her away fr ...

(9 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In J.B Priestley's "An Inspector Calls", Who is responsible for the Death of Eva Smith?

Preistley. The play is set in pre-First World War England and describes the part each member of the Birling family plays in the eventual suicide of the character we do not see, Eva Smith.I believe tha ... her suicide.Not all of the crimes committed in the play are actual punishable crimes, e.g. when Mr Birling sacks Eva he is not actually guilty of any criminal offence. This is known as a moral crime ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley

Who is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?At the opening of the "Inspector Calls", the Birling family and Gerald Croft are enjoying a dinner to celebrate Shelia's engagement to Gerald. Ar ... c about life in England - he sees peace and progress. After dinner, when the ladies leave the room, Birling lectures both his son and Gerald about "the importance of every man looking out for himself ...

(12 pages) 2997 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls": Dramatic techniques Priestley used to make the Birlings look like criminals

and not criminals.’(Priestley, ) To what extent do you agree with Gerald's description of the Birlings? What dramatic techniques does Priestley use to make his audience challenge this statement? ... iminals without knowing it. All the guests at the party for the marriage of Gerald Croft and Sheila Birling are all contributors to the eventual suicide of Eva Smith. Without realising it they all clo ...

(8 pages) 17 0 4.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

“Do You Feel That It Is Possible To Respect Any Member Of The Birling Family At The End Of An Inspector Calls”

"Do you feel that it is possible to respect any member of the Birling family at the end of an Inspector Calls" In the play An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestl ... end of an Inspector Calls" In the play An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestly, the members of the Birling family are all accused of contributing toward the death of an Eva Smith by a supposed Inspec ... onest (to themselves and others) and open minded with the ability to change.The character of Sheila Birling is portrayed as being very dependent on her parents as she has been pandered to by her mothe ...

(3 pages) 494 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"An Inspector Calls"

d throughout the play, and the problems which can occur if social responsibility is not cared about.Birling shows the problems which can occur by not paying attention to social responsibility. He is a ... dy else, as if we are all mixed up together like bees in a hive – community and all that!”Birling clearly wants nothing to do with a community or society. He will only look out for himself a ...

(6 pages) 1028 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Inspector Calls

wo characters can contrast against each other. In this essay I intend to show how the characters Mr Birling and his daughter Sheila contrast to show two views, which contrast on the death of a young w ... trast to show two views, which contrast on the death of a young woman, caused by the actions of the Birling family.'An Inspector Calls' is set in 1912, in the dining room of the Birling family. The pl ...

(4 pages) 2 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparing The Lives Of Sheila And Eva Smith

ial recognition. The class below the Aristocracy is the Middle class.This is the class in which the Birling family are from. Mr Birling's new arrival into the Middle classes was due to his wealth, whi ... he Middle classes was due to his wealth, which he earned through his trade. Throughout the play, Mr Birling desperately tries to protect his chances of getting a knighthood, and foolishly attempts to ...

(7 pages) 2812 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

In the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J B Priestley

In the play 'An Inspector Calls' by J B Priestley one of the integral characters is Sheila Birling. The daughter of Sybil and Arthur.The play is set in 1912 in the family home of the wealthy ... he daughter of Sybil and Arthur.The play is set in 1912 in the family home of the wealthy Mr Arthur Birling. When the play begins the family are celebrating the engagement of Sheila to Gerald Croft wh ...

(4 pages) 1941 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Book Title: An Inspector Calls (Drama) Author: J.B. Priestley Essay Title: To what extent is each character in "An Inspector Calls" responsible for the death of Eva Smith.

ercent of the country’s wealth belonged to just five percent of society, to people like Arthur Birling. Meanwhile, the remaining ninety-five percent of all the Eva Smiths and John Smiths have to ... normal family dinner, and a happy family celebrating an engagement. Right at the beginning, Arthur Birling’s character is depicted as very arrogant and self-centered. This can be seen evidently ...

(6 pages) 1858 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature