AIC Characters-Inspector Goole

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  • Inspector Goole
    • Intimidating for everyone he talks to
    • He knows about Eva's death before it actually happened
    • Mysterious
    • Cold and emotionally detatched from the characters, especially Sheila
    • Eventually gets the truth out of everyone
    • Conflicts with Mr and Mrs Birling mostly
      • Interrupts the celebratory dinner
    • Changes the atmosphere of the play
      • Lights Pink and intimate before he arrives
      • White and sharp after he arrives
    • Is mostly concerned about honesty and justice
    • Questions each character in turn
      • One line of inquiry at a time
    • Establishes that each had an unwitting part in Eva Smith's death through cruelty or disregard for her welfare
    • Gradually takes more control of the situation and has little regards for social class or status
      • The Birlings are his social superiors
    • At the end of the play he makes a powerful speech about our responsibility to each other in the wider society
      • "We are responsible for each other"
      • "Fire, blood and anguish"
      • "We are members of one body"
    • He represents Priestley's views
      • Has very socialist views, which contrasts to the Birling's views about society
    • He gives the working class a voice, a chance to show what the upper classes are dong to them
    • Has very socialist views, which contrasts to the Birling's views about society

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