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An Inspector Calls | Study Guide

J.B. Priestley

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Overview

Author

J.B. Priestley

Year Published

1945 (Russia), 1946 (United Kingdom)

Type

Play

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

An outside narrator describes stage directions. The play is presented from the limited third person, so the audience does not have access to the characters' inner thoughts, only their outer words and actions.

About the Title

An Inspector Calls refers to the inciting incident of the play, when a mysterious inspector arrives in the middle of a family's celebration to accuse them of deliberately destroying a woman's life. It also connects with the prevailing theme of judgment's inevitability; that one day everyone will be held to account for their actions.

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