An inspector calls
This essay will be about Eric
Eric is not very polite, shy but has a loud voice.
He's also an alcoholic
In 'An Inspector Calls' by JB Priestley, the character of Eric demonstrates that he is a polite but a shy person throughout the play.
This essay will analyze Eric, a character who is shown in a play/book 'An inspector calls', written by J.B Priestly. The play was performed for the first time in 1945, but The book takes place in 1912. The book takes place in a fictional town called "Brumley". The plot of this book is to show how women were treated at the time and how people didn't really act towards this unfair treatment against women. World War II had just ended and Europe had to rebuild all of it again. Assuming by the storyline of the book, J.B priestly seems to have a very strong view and option on social inequality in Great Britain. He was not afraid to share his opinions and thoughts publicly.
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Eric is a character created by J.B Priestley Personally; there aren't any connections between Priestley's past and Eric. From Eric’s point of view, the whole story wasn't for him, rather he was just a side character
Eric is an alcoholic or a heavy drinker, but he plays an important role in Eva Smiths death. He really made a lot of mistakes in the past and he feels quilt towards his father, but one thing that he doesn't feel about was drinking. The reason to this might be caused by his own actions that lead to embarrassment and the only way to get it out was to have a cup of wine. Eric’s "addiction" to alcohol really makes him seem like a young person who is still trying to develop skills to reduce stress and embarrassment towards his family and others.
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Together with Eric, who was described by Priestley as shy and childish. This changed as we realised his part in Eva’s death. Eric was honest and admitted his faults. Eric refuses to try to cover his part up, saying, what he did is what he did and he can’t change it. He was embarrassed that he was a hardened drinker. He is a thief and he later feels the guilt of this when he realises he contributed in encouraging Eva Smith's death and that he was the father of her unborn child. Moreover, when Eric realises that his mother is partly responsible for the death of his unborn child he is petrified, shocked and turbulent. By the end of the play Eric had taken responsibility for his actions alongside Sheila.
Eric is characterized as an irresponsible character. From the play ” “She treated me as if i was a kid.”. Eric is portrayed as an irresponsible character, from his foolish acts, and him being drunk. Being drunk shows that he enjoys the time being loose from life, not willing to take more responsibility, and trying not facing the reality. Eric was having a hard time, with pressure from his father and society, he tries to escape those expectations by being drunk, which is an evidence of not being responsible. From the quote, being treated as if a kid, shows that Eric from other people’s perspective he is still a child, which shows he is irresponsible.
Eric’s problem began when he was the new kid in town when he met David Hallenback, the minor character, running away from someone with ketchup all over his body, looking terrified, and glancing back again and again while he ran. By this scene, Eric could guess that Hallenback was bullied. After Hallenback left, he saw a group of boys and a girl, on their bikes. The boy who seems to be the leader Griffin asked about Hallenback. At this time, Eric could observe the relationship between Griffin’s gang and Hallenback and it
John Boynton Priestley was born in Bradford, Yorkshire on September 13th 1984. The play “An Inspector Calls” was written by him in 1945, and came onstage in 1914. An Inspector calls, is a play that revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith. In the play, the unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. Priestley uses a variety of different techniques, especially language and quotations, to contrast and elicit differing responses to Mr Birling and Inspector Goole.
An Inspector Calls is a play written in 1945 by J.B Priestly. It was set in 1912 where there were strong distinctions between the upper and lower classes. Therefore, to convey the socialist message, Priestly portrays characters from the upper class in an exposed manner. He definitely doesn’t hide any of their flaws. Gerald Croft is one of the main characters in the play that Priestly has done a great job at showing the thoughts of the upper class.
The play "An Inspector Calls" was written by J.B Priestley in 1945, when the British people were recovering from over six years of constant warfare and danger. As a result of two world wars, class distinctions were greatly reduced and women had achieved a much higher place in society. It was due to this and a great desire for social change that Labour's Clement Attlee won a landslide victory over the conservative Winston Churchill. He nationalized the gas steel and electrical industries, established the NHS and introduced the Welfare State. The play was set in Brumley, a fictional industrial city, in 1912.The playwright believed passionately in the left wing perspective and his message is overtly political. He uses techniques such as
In the play 'An Inspector Calls', many contrasts and paradox's are present and at the centre of them all is the character known as Inspector Goole. However, the inspector is not any ordinary inspector. I believe that the inspector is used as a device by Priestley to explore the wider themes of the play and to depict other characters true personalities. This essay will explore some of the techniques Priestley presents the inspector in An Inspector Calls.
The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ is set in the North Midlands, the industrial city of Brumley in 1912. The play revolves around the death of a young girl named Eva Smith and the wealthy, middle class Birling family. The Birling family consists of four main members. In addition, there is Gerald Croft who is engaged to the daughter of the family, Sheila Birling, and the maid Edna who plays a small role in the play.
Eric Calhoune, both the protagonist and narrator, is an important character of the text. It is fascinating how he is such a devoted friend to Sarah, and wants to do whatevers best for her, even if it is not beneficial for him. Over the course of the novel, Eric evolved into a more forgiving character. This is accomplished when he goes to someone who used to bully him, Dale Thornton, for help on how to get Sarah Byrnes to
In this essay, I am going to discuss how the character Eva Smith in the play An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley is treated in the play and the relation of this to the socialist views of the playwright. I will look at the historical context of when the play was written and when it was set, describe what happens to Eva Smith throughout the play and then link this to a socialist viewpoint.
However, before Eric met The Inspector, he was quite irresponsible since he made Eva pregnant and drinks a great deal but after he knew he had a child, he did everything in his power to help Eva and his future child even if it included theft. A quote that shows this is ’Well, she hadn't a job – and didn't feel like trying again for one – and she'd no money left – so I insisted on giving her enough money to keep her going – until she refused to take any more.’ Although stealing is a crime and should not have been done, it shows that Eric takes responsibility and tries to help his family. Even at the end of the play he takes responsibility for being in the death of Eva and a quote showing this is ‘The fact remains that I did what I
An inspector calls is a morality play that challenges the ideas of an upper class Edwardian audience,preistley achieves this both through the attitudes of the play but also through his implementation of personal morals. Sheila is initially presented as the stereotypical Edwardian daughter but soon freely presents her emotions, without the need for approval from her parents.
How does JB Priestly explore and present the theme of gender in the play ‘An Inspector Calls”?
Throughout the play An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley, it is clear that Priestley strongly believes in the importance of a caring society and the consequences of our actions. He presents these views on inequalities through the presentation of Sheila Birling. This is done in various different ways using numerous techniques.
The inspector right from the moment he is introduced is commanding of the situation and already has that authority he displays later on in the play. “at once an impression of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness”. As the play progresses the inspector continues to make this impression on the family by his interrogations and speeches. The inspector does this by keeping composed