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  • Social Responsibility In An Inspector Goole

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    Throughout the play ‘An Inspector Calls’, J.B. Priestley attempts to present his views on Britain’s society in 1945. Priestley creates the character the Inspector Goole to display his own criticism on the society and show how people should deal with their social responsibility. The Inspector is a distinct and discrete character. He can act in such blunt and direct manner regardless of his social position, because his identity is unknown. Additionally, unlike any other characters, the Inspector is

  • Theme Of Inspector Goole In An Inspector Calls

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    An Inspector Calls The arrival of Inspector Goole in JB Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ creates a feeling of uneasiness and completely changes the course of the play. The inspector represents an almost ominous and mysterious being that suggests a manifestation of each of the character’s guilt and certainly calls to the fact that each of the Billings had a role in Eva Smith’s tragic death. Goole’s first arrival in act one is where JB Preistley expertly devises the key scene and hence creates a

  • Compare And Contrast Mr Birling And Inspector Goole

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    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. Mr Birling and Inspector Goole are two opposite characters. Both characters have a similar age and are both male, but have a very different presence on stage. Mr Birling is described

  • The Role of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls Essay

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    The Role of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls    In the work, An Inspector Calls, Inspector Goole role has been a described as a staging device.  Yet, defining Inspector Goole as meerly a staging device implies that he is not a character in his own right but exists simply as a way of exploring the personalities and lives of other, more fully rounded, characters. While it is true that An Inspector Calls would not work without Inspector Goole's central role, it reduces him a little

  • Priestley's portrayal of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls

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    Consider the ways in which Priestley's portrayal of Inspector Goole and the way in which he carries out his investigation of the Birling family and Gerald Croft create dramatic interest? 'An inspector calls' was written in 1945 by J.B Priestley. The play is set in 1912 and centres on Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer and his family, who are celebrating the engagement of their daughter, when they are suddenly and dramatically interrupted by the arrival of the police inspector. The inspector

  • The Function of the Character Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls

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    John Boynton Priestley was born on 13th September 1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire and died in 1984. Queen Victoria died in 1901 (when Priestley was seven years old), thus ending the ‘Victorian’ era. Her son then became King Edward VII, which was the start of what we know as the ‘Edwardian’ era. When Priestley was sixteen he left school and worked in a firm of wool merchants, but joined the army and served in the First World War, (1914-18) on the front line in France. He was wounded and gassed.

  • The Role of Inspector Goole in in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly

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    The Role of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls Examine the role of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls & study the impact his role has on the rest of the characters in the play. Inspector Goole is the most important character in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ because he is the catalyst for the events that take place in the play. Priestley’s intensions were to reveal to his audience the social state of England in 1945. He felt that little had changed since the turn of the century. Preistley

  • The Inspector Goole In J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    The Inspector Goole controls the flow of the play by making sure only one person speaks at a time. The author who is J.B Priestley is using the inspector as his own voice because he believed in social responsibilities and throughout his life he liked people implementing his thought. We know that the Inspector controls the flow of the play because he says “One line of enquiry at a time." He strictly ensures that each character speaks in turn so that the orders of events which contributed to Eva’s

  • Dramatic Functions of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Dramatic Functions of Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In the play An Inspector Calls, a message is being portrayed to the reader by J. B Priestley and in my opinion, the main bearer of this message is the inspector. Being of an ambiguous nature, he appears to live in a different world to the family with whom he deals; the Birlings and it is his dramatic function in the play that I shall be analysing. Firstly, we have the Stage Instructions

  • How Priestley presents Inpector Goole as unusual in Act One Essay

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    knows the Brumley Police Force, yet makes it clear that he does not know the inspector either by face or name. Birling “warn(s)” the Inspector that he is a friend of the Constable, a warming that may be a threat to the Inspector that he could get Goole fired. However, unlike a normal policeman, the possibility of losing his job does not