Essays Tagged: "Priestley"

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

Eva Smith. There are many plot twists and changes which work well with the characters portrayed in Priestley's play. The play is set in an upper-class household where class distinctions are breaking ... nherited his wealth unlike Birling.Each of these people in turn is implicated in Eva Smith's death. Priestley puts his hope and his beliefs in Sheila and Eric, whose consciences have not yet been dest ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley

John Boynton Priestley was a socialist. An Inspector Calls is a useful vehicle for expressing Priestley's view of ... ology, and his hopes for the future of socialism and the end of the class system in British society.Priestley was born in Yorkshire on the 13th of September 1894 and died at the age of eighty-nine in ... the 13th of September 1894 and died at the age of eighty-nine in 1984. The son of a school master, Priestley found himself growing up into his father's circle of socialist friends and later on starte ...

(7 pages) 65 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss how the Inspector creates and maintains drama throughout the play, "An Inspector Calls" by J.B Priestley

Essay on "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley"An Inspector calls," by J. B. Priestley was written in 1946 and set in 1912. Priestley was ... a politician and a socialist who believed in equality and equilibrium for all, sex, race and class. Priestley had a long but arduous life, 1894-1984. He lived through both world wars, the unsinkable T ... , labour government resigning in 1931, and the two destructive atom bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. Priestley deliberately set the play in 1912 because the audience watching the play had to have lived ...

(14 pages) 101 0 3.9 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

An inspector calls, analysis of end of act two

Looking again at the end of act two, how does Priestley make the ending scene dramatically effective?At the end of act two, Priestley uses several ...

(2 pages) 17 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the role of the Inspector in the play 'An Inspector Calls'

but he does act as an Inspector. The inspector adds a great deal of tension and drama to the play. Priestley does this because he brings tension between the younger generation consisting of Sheila an ... c and the older generation consisting of Gerald, Mrs. Birling and Birling because of the inspector. Priestley uses the inspector as a substitute of him self to put his socialist points across this add ...

(8 pages) 57 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'An Inspector Calls': J.B.Priestley Character Study

is is a good phrase to use for his personality, as it changes through the play. At the beginning of Priestley's play, I think Eric is quite shy and doesn't really feel like part of the family, as he d ... class people should care for and help the people that are in need of help. As well as this I think Priestley is trying to show the audience that he believes that the upper class society is wrong, and ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

John Boynton Priestley was a socialist. He believed that whether we acknowledged it or not, we are in a community ... ote 'London' to highlight these beliefs and share them. In writing this essay, I intend to show how Priestley explored the issue of social responsibility.In 'London' the initial meaning of the play se ... aracters eventually come to a deeper understanding of themselves and the effects of their behaviour.Priestley called himself a 'commentator and social philosopher'. He explores these ideas within the ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestly, This essay outlines the views of this author aswell as a detailed look into the play and its characters.

re than two or three feet away from him, as well as surviving a gas attack. This greatly influenced Priestley's writing, as in WW1 the resources were very basic. For example, men on horse back. Then j ...

(6 pages) 27 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

ienced many different social backgrounds. His grand parents were manual farm-workers (lower class), Priestley's farther was a teacher (lower middle class) and J.B Preistley himself started by working ... world wars, the sinking of the titanic, the general strike of '26 and the economic depression, 1930.Priestley also reflects on his own family history in this play. As I had mentioned before, his grand ...

(6 pages) 33 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Joseph Priestley Biography

Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) attained notoriety for a myriad of accomplishments. Not only was he an insight ... g from electricity, to politics, to education. It is difficult to understate the impact that Joseph Priestley has had on science and chemistry. Much of our present-day science is based on the experime ... try. Much of our present-day science is based on the experiments Priestley performed. Joseph Priestley's early life gave no indication of his enormous potential. Born in March 1733, he was the ...

(9 pages) 42 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

An inspector calls - Who is the inspector? How does he impact the other characters? He is Preistley's way of expressing his own views.

pector might be an impostor. The inspector also has major impacts on some of the characters. He is "Priestley's vehicle for his views on social responsibility. He represents social conscience. He has ... t all but just a representative of justice. I think that this is a very plausible idea and probably Priestley's own thought. He could be a spirit representing the future, the Birlings chance of repent ...

(3 pages) 41 1 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What is the viewpoint that J.B. Priestley is trying to convey to the audience through the portrayal of the characters in "An Inspector Calls"

have related to Eric and Sheila as the language they used would have been similar to the audience. Priestley uses the characters Eric and Sheila to try to get the younger generation to change; Priest ... , because they believed that everyone should look after themselves, and not to be a socialist, like Priestley where everyone should look after each other.Eric and Sheila represent the younger people i ...

(9 pages) 26 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Democritus.

rticles/greeks.htmlThus he established the Law of Conservation of Mass.Repeating the experiments of Priestley, he demonstrated that air is composed of two parts, one of which combines with metals to f ... f two parts, one of which combines with metals to form calxes. However, he tried to take credit for Priestley's discovery. This tendency to use the results of others without acknowledgment then draw c ...

(1 pages) 845 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Discuss the Importance and Dramatic Impact of the Inspector's Final Speech in "An Inspector Calls" by J.B.Priestley (continued).

ters.The Inspector's entrance clearly affects the mood of the play. In the initial scene directions Priestley instructed that the lighting should become "brighter and harder" when the Inspector arrive ... metimes quite rude and ill mannered to the Birlings which shocks Mrs.Birling - "I beg your pardon!" Priestley uses Goole to make judgements about characters, which they feel are unusual and inappropri ...

(4 pages) 13 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"An Inspector Calls".

cene I have chosen is the one where the Inspector begins his questioning of Mr.Birling. I feel that Priestley is successful in creating dramatic tension in this scene in a number of ways.The character ... f the situation that successfully adds dramatic tension to the scene.The language and style used by Priestley also affects the dramatic tension of the scene. We are told that the Inspector speaks 'car ...

(8 pages) 19 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What is the function of the Inspector in the play 'An Inspector Calls'? Consider what he represents, the way he affects structure and pace, his effect on the characters and his effect on the audience.

"An Inspector Calls" was written by JB Priestley in 1945. It begins as a classic detective thriller, but later as it unfolds it can also be ... c system based on private wealth such as ownership of businesses, factories and transport services. Priestley, however, was a socialist. He believed in a political system that aimed to create a societ ... list. He believed in a political system that aimed to create a society with no class system. During Priestley's life, he saw a great many changes. He joined the army when war broke out in 1914. He saw ...

(8 pages) 12 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls": How does Priestly introduce the theme of responsibility to the audience in Act 1 of An Inspector calls?

out whom ultimately, was responsible for driving Eva smith to suicide.Paragraph 1During the 1930's Priestley became very concerned about the consequences of social inequality in Britain, and in 1942 ... er democracy, and a new "morality" in politics. The party merged with the Labour Party in 1945, but Priestley was influential in developing the idea of the Welfare State, which began to be put into pl ...

(7 pages) 6533 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"An Inspector Calls" - Write about Inspector Goole's character in this play how far is he a believable policeman? How does Priestley use the Inspector in the play?

The way Priestley presents his character of Inspector Goole in the play is mysterious. I think Priestley use ... mysterious. I think Priestley use of this air of mystery is deliberate. The foremost method used by Priestley to present the unusualness of this character is the name Inspector Goole which is an obvio ... could be some sort of cosmic balance, keeping people considerate. He could be anybody or anything. Priestley also intentionally bring emphasizes the name in the play as Inspector says, “Goole. G ...

(15 pages) 20 0 1.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls"

"An Inspector Calls” by JB Priestley is a play which is set in Brumley, an industrial city in the year 1912. A rich and respect ...

(6 pages) 1028 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Good Faith In The Law Of Contract

?good faith? has being seen in recent courts decisions. An Example of this is the statement made by Priestley J. suggesting ?the community expects standards of fairness in contract that are wholly con ...

(12 pages) 124 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith