Discuss some of the issues raised in An Inspector Cals

Discuss some of the - Discuss some of the issues raised in"An Inspector Calls and show how Priestly expresses his own viewpoint in the play 22nd

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Discuss some of the issues raised in "An Inspector Calls" and show how Priestly expresses his own viewpoint in the play. e 22nd March 1997 Martin Howitt 11W M The play is set in the1912 on an English street scene in the evening. T The plot of "An Inspector Calls" is about a police inspector who interrupts an elegant engagement dinner party to question the family and their guests about an unsuspected suicide of a young working-class girl called 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 down, where privilege and responsibility are being challenged by a devious so-called inspector Goole. c The Inspector does a good job of making the family and friends of Mr Birling, (a wealthy factory owner) feel very guilty for contributing towards the death of Eva- Smith who also becomes known as Daisy Renton during the play. But Moral guilt is not the major issue put forward in the play. The major issue is that of how class- conscious England has been put forward in the play and how the Capitalist's and Socialist's are shown. Birling is a ruthless industrialist who worked extremely hard to make his money, and when he finally reaches the top his wealth and popularity is threatened by a suicide scandal. p The characters are a mixture of Capitalist's and Socialist's, Mr Birling being a self made upper-class Capitalist, his wife also has great belief in the family name, and works hard to keep a good reputation for herself and her family. The
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2011 for the course ACCT 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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Discuss some of the - Discuss some of the issues raised in"An Inspector Calls and show how Priestly expresses his own viewpoint in the play 22nd

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