I think that the inspector may have gone back in time or there might have been a time slip of some sort to make sure that these people new what they had done. Eric is drawing a comparison between the Upper class owners, and the lower class workers. Throughout the play he interrogates the Birlings and the Birlings for a crime they didn't even know they committed. We are immediately drawn to the names Eva Smith and Inspector Goole. Priestley gives… 5231 Words 21 Pages An Inspector Calls by J.
I will be carefully looking at how he manages to be so powerful and authoritative, mainly concentrating on the specific language and use of rhetorical speaking that he uses throughout the play. His father owns a company called 'Crofts Limited' who are friendly rivals of the Arthur Birling's business 'Birling and Company', although the Croft's business is both older and bigger than the Birling's. Perhaps Priestley may have done this in order to publicise that you do not have to be of higher class to have authority and that society in those days should have took better notice of this. The characters are the Birling family, Gerald Croft and of course the formidable Inspector Goole. He wanted to communicate the message that our actions, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, always affect others… 1121 Words 5 Pages J. The World War had caused pain and anguish for the Smiths, who suffered, and are still suffering. The Inspector could be a manifestation of the ghost of Eva Smith, however this is unlikely as no-one actually dies until the very end of the play, but this may be forewarning the family of the troubles to come.
As soon as he entered the lights suddenly turned harsh and bright as if light was being shed in dark places. They said it is a sign that someone was pregnant. With only a visual answer she finds out how last summer when Mr. I cant accept my responsibility. He was a shy upper class man probably in this early twenties. When Eva Smith, or whoever you like to call her, looked out of the window of her bedroom she could not see the Inspector - yet, he can see her.
Make an example of the young man, eh? Monday, October 9, 1910 However, I am relieved that I no longer work at Birling and Co. Birling who influenced the death of Eva Smith. Although the play was written in 1946, it is written as it is in 1912. Compared to Gerald Croft, who genuinely gave her his own money, this presents Mr Birling as a bit of an oaf to the audience in that he was ingenuine and scandalous. We are members of one body.
However, he also uses other characters, particularly Mr. Each of the characters is interrogated in turn, and as the story unfolds it is revealed that indeed, every character has, in some way, caused her to take her life. Priestley depicts Mr Birling in this way because he is such a capitalist and believes in completely the opposite to Priestley. He also represents the inspector as omniscient and enigmatic and his surname is a homophone which is used symbolically. The dates were important as the play was set in 1945, the dates. The world was turned into chaos and the ideas of highly powered people of the past had been one of its majoring contributing factors. In the play, we are given a very detailed description of what the inspector should look like and act on stage.
A tall man with chestnut curly short hair laid eyes on me as he approached me. Priestley's use of the word 'body' shows that we are all connected and linked. I will be commenting on the effect Inspector Goole has on the other characters around him. He felt that little had changed since the turn of the century. The way Sheila reacts to the inspector is with remorse, regret and empathy. We are responsible for each other.
Also, he may possess magical powers, because in the film adaptation, they trap him in a room, then when they go to confront him, he has disappeared. How would he have gotten evidence so quickly after the death? I told him I was Daisy Renton; although I was tempted to tell him the truth. He could be a spirit representing the future, the Birlings chance of repent, although only Eric and Sheila recognize this. Shelia is engaged to an upper class man named Gerald Croft. Mr Birling won't allow these sentiments, however, and sees them as a bad attitude.
His main concerns were that the higher classed families were ignorant towards the poor people and they did not care for the society. Birling is extremely confident and, some would say, arrogant at the beginning of the play. He also has a grip on the topic of conversation, and is not afraid to anything and has the confidence to interrupt to re-tighten his grip on the conversation. Birling claims there will be prosperity and peace, while Inspector Goole sees more war on the horizon. The Inspector knows how to manipulate her. A mystery, that by his line of questioning, he already knows the answer to. Birling, a very stubborn man, who, even when he confesses to his concealment, believes that it has nothing to do with the death, and believes that he has nothing to do with it at all.