Essays Tagged: "Inspector Calls"

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

Discuss some of the issues raised in 'An Inspector Calls' and show how Priestly expresses his own viewpoint in the play.The play is set in th ... nt in the play.The play is set in the1912 on an English street scene in the evening.The plot of 'An Inspector Calls' is about a police inspector who interrupts an elegant engagement dinner party to qu ... s are breaking down, where privilege and responsibility are being challenged by a devious so-called inspector Goole.The Inspector does a good job of making the family and friends of Mr Birling, (a wea ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Who is inspector Goole? Discuss the role of inspector Goole and the effect he has on the members of the Birling family.

ences had influenced J.B.Priestley to expose exploitation and torment in one of his plays called An Inspector Calls. An Inspector Calls was written in 1945 in just one week, during the Second World Wa ... as the Birlings, play a main role, as they are the ones who are being questioned by the 'mysterious inspector', was set in the industrial city of Brumley, a place that didn't exist but was invented by ...

(21 pages) 58 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


John Boynton Priestley wrote the play, ? An Inspector Calls? in 1941 when the Second World War was being fought. The play involves a supernatura ... the Second World War was being fought. The play involves a supernatural person, who claims to be an Inspector, arriving with the news of a suicide. A young girl has taken her life, due to a series of ... le-class society as grasping, selfish and almost entirely without any sense of moral responsibility.Inspector Goole enters the play in an ironic way. He comes just after Mr Birling, a hard-working bus ...

(13 pages) 41 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

what is the dramatic importance of the inspector?introdutionWritten in 1945 J.B Priestley`s "An inspector calls" is set almost four decades ... es the impression of a detective thriller and later reveals itself as a morality tale, to which the inspector plays a vital role by introducing questions of accountability and moral ethics to each of ... (the mother) and Eric Birling (the son). The comfortable scene is interrupted by the arrival of the inspector, a cold and abrupt man in his late fifties who is investigating the suicide of a working c ...

(10 pages) 43 0 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Inspector Calls: Discuss the importance of Sheila.

'An Inspector Calls' by J B Priestley was written in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. The play ... esults of those actions. Both of these themes appear throughout and are used to great effect in 'An Inspector Calls'.The play is set in the fictional northern industrial town of Brumley where the Birl ... nnered.The cosy atmosphere around the dinner table is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a police inspector who makes the shock announcement of a suicide of a young woman, Eva Smith. This Inspector ...

(11 pages) 38 1 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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 the 'ills' of British capital ... popular with the public, it was cancelled for being too critical of Government actions.The play 'An Inspector Calls' was written during this time period along with: 'They came To a City' and 'Desert H ... ction. It contains three characteristics common to a detective fiction; a murder, a detective(s) or inspector(s), and a few suspicious characters. Generally, the plot of a detective fiction consists o ...

(7 pages) 65 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

The play 'An Inspector Calls' is about a prosperous manufacturer, Mr Birling and his family's involvement in a yo ... e truly affected by the death and the only one realistically talking about what happened. When the Inspector says his final speech on page 56, I think the part: 'We don't live alone. We are members ... is the most interesting character in the play, as he is the one who changes the most throughout 'An Inspector Calls'. Because of this, the actor playing Eric should be really enthusiastic about playin ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The play shows us a telling example of man's inhumanity to man. Discuss this statement

whole family is apparently responsible. The family are interrogated, and one by one the mysterious Inspector Goole makes them admit to what they have done, but Inspector Goole may not be all that he ... be all that he seems...J.B. Priestly tells of this interesting sequence of events in his play, 'An Inspector Calls.' He brings back to life the cruel Edwardian world in which children are brought up ...

(9 pages) 32 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

'An Inspector Calls' Coursework'An Inspector Calls' by J. B. Priestly is set in Britain in 1912 when the ... g chaired.In this essay I'm going to look at two main characters from the Birling household and the inspector. I'm going to look at them before they meet the inspector and after they meet him. I'm goi ... of a lower class. Birling tends to talk down to people of a lower class, just like he did with the inspector,"That's enough of that"This phrase shows he wants to control the inspector and manipulate ...

(8 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Notes on "An Inspector Calls" for GCSE

An Inspector CallsNotesThe drama centres around a group of characters in the same setting. The theme is ... ler. We are introduced to each member of the Birling family and their guest, Gerald Croft, then the Inspector arrives with the news of the death by suicide of Eva Smith. As the involvement of each mem ... volvement of each member of the family is established, the structure becomes a 'whodunnit' with the Inspector unravelling the history of Eva Smith. The audience hear several 'revelations' which lead t ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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.

An Inspector CallsBy J.B PriestlyEnglish CourseworkInterpretation by XXXXXX XXXXXXXXThe play 'An Inspec ... hter Sheila's announced engagement to Gerald Croft, when there was a knock at the door, this is the inspector. He had come to question them over a young girl who had taken her own life earlier that ev ... he visited.Sybil is Arthur Birlings wife, she is quiet through out the whole confrontation with the inspector, although she is very stern and commanding over the younger characters.As with all the oth ...

(6 pages) 27 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

This is My book report on An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley.

I am currently studying a play called 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley. Basically, this play is about a suicide in which a whole family ... Birling family are celebrating their daughter Sheila's engagement to a man called Gerald Croft when Inspector Goole calls. A young girl drank a bottle of disinfectant and died. It is thought that at ... he other characters in the play are Mrs Birling, Eric Birling, their son and Edna, their maid. The Inspector questions them individually and shows them all a photograph. They all recognise in the ph ...

(6 pages) 23 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

After reading an Inspector calls, I am certain it is obvious to any one who reads it that the inspector is not what h ... s it that the inspector is not what he appears to be at all. At first you have no suspicions of the Inspector, but as the play moves on it slowly dawns on you that the Inspector might be an impostor. ... or his views on social responsibility. He represents social conscience. He has moral dimension."The Inspectors name, Goole, has noteworthy significance. Ghoul has the same sound and its meaning has a ...

(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"

"An Inspector Calls" was written in the 1940's after the class system had been broken down by war, and w ... t the younger generation to change; Priestley's viewpoint is not to let the class system return.The Inspector is a socialist and Birling is a capitalist, this reflects the contemporary clashes between ... y, as Mr Birling was not born in to the upper class he has married and worked his way in to it. The Inspector represents the socialist; he is Priestley's mouthpiece, so that everything that Priestley ...

(9 pages) 26 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Female Roles: A comparative essay of Macbeth, The Crucible, and An Inspector Calls.

eties. This essay will explore the types of female roles presented in The Crucible, Macbeth, and An Inspector Calls.In An Inspector Calls, there are three female characters. The fact that they are out ... eir servant to the court in an attempt to show the courts Abigail's treachery and reveal he plot.An Inspector Calls deals with a time period in which women's roles were simply cut and dry. In the 1910 ...

(2 pages) 16 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

An inspector calls - Act 1 - use of dramatic techniques That priestly uses to communicate his message

'An Inspector Calls' is a play by J.B Priestly, it is about a wealthy family sitting down at the dining ... he lighting in the play starts as light and warm, with a cosy and comfortable feeling, but when the inspector enters the room, its goes cold and gloomy, as if he is a bad person, the effect this has o ... , as if he is a bad person, the effect this has on the audience is that they immediately think that Inspector Goole is not an ordinary character, and that he is perhaps bringing a bad subject to the p ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is the role of the inspector and what happens in the rest of the play?

An inspector calls is set in 1912 but was written in 1945. The story is about an inspector interrogatin ... r Eva. He gets them to confess what they did and he convinces they that they all helped to kill her.Inspector Goole's name is an obvious pun on 'ghoul' a spirit or a ghost. The name makes him sound gh ... f power over the Birling family when Mrs Birling says "you have no power to change my mind" and the inspector replies "yes I do." He also speaks "carefully, weightily and has a disconcerting way of lo ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In what ways does J.B Priestley make his beliefs clear to the audience?

who has seen enough of the world to make his own judgments. Therefore he has written this play "An Inspector Calls" to get these views of his across to the rest of the audience. He believes in social ... an important part of his life. Even in situations like the sort he finds his image essential.'Look, inspector - I'd give thousands'Mr. Birling can seem to be hollow at times in the sense that he doesn ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

h/Daisy Renton was entirely to blame for the situation she found herself in and for her suicide?"An Inspector Calls" by J.B Priestly is a play which I thoroughly enjoyed. The play is about a family in ... ter Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. Things are going well until they receive an unexpected visitor, Inspector Goole whom brings bad news about a girl who committed suicide by drinking a lot of strong ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly - How does Priestly convey his concerns about society in his book "An Inspector Calls"

An Inspector CallsJ.B. Priestley wrote the play 'An Inspector Calls' in 1945. He was a politician and s ... escribed by Gerald as a "womanizer". The Lower Class women are shown as people who can be used. The Inspector says that there are hundreds of women like her that the factories can use for "cheap labou ... h was so small, we dislike him just as much as the other characters.Sheila is the second person the Inspector turns on. She wrongfully used her position as an important customer of Milwards to turn Ev ...

(12 pages) 31 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers