Inspector Goole

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    • He is unexpected and imposing on the Birling's  dinner
      • He's authoritative and imposing
        • Not a big man but his presence fills a room
        • He Massively" interrupts.
          • He cuts into the dialogue "with authority"
            • Eg. When he tells Birling that Eric can "wait his turn"
            • His authority makes people take him more seriously and makes everything he says sound more important.
    • He is...
      • moral
        • "We don't live alone. We are all members of one body"- I
      • an outsider
        • "The rude way he spoke to Mr Birling and me -- it was quite extraordinary"- Mrs.B
      • the driving force of the play
        • He forces information out of the characters bluntly
        • Reveals new information which tightens the drama
    • Uses emotive language
      • He describes eva with ATTRACTIVE words to make the audience more sympathetic towards her
        • "pretty" , "lively"-I
        • This sympathy is strengthened by the harsh tone used to describe her death.
          • He says that  she's now lying "with a burnt out inside on a slab"
    • He uses shock tactics
    • He doesn't share Birling's interests or values
      • The inspector doesn't play golf.
        • "I don't play golf"
        • And he's not interested in Birling's public profile as former Alderman and Lord Mayor or that he regularly plays golf with the police officers and inspectors
      • He talks about taboo subjects like sex and politics
      • He interrupts, repeats and pauses in ways which were not the norm in the middle-class prewar England.
        • He docent follow etiquette (normal rules of social behaviour)
    • He is Priestley's mouthpiece
      • The inspector stand outside the class system of the Billings social world - an outsider.
        • But he docent take a neutral position - he's on Eva/Daisy's side, and he tells the Birling's what he think of them
      • Priestley's own views are reflected in the opinions of the Inspector.
        • In the Inspector's final speech, it could also be Priestly speech to the audience.
          • The play has a strong message about looking after one another, it's the Inspectors job to deliver it
        • They are socialists


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