- Responsibility in 'An Inspector Calls'
- Elders of the family have none towards others.
- Gerald is somewhere in the middle of the incident.
- Younger family members feel more responsibility than elders.
- The last act of the play provides a fascinating portrait of the way that people can let themselves off the hook.
- If one message of the play is that we must all care more thoroughly about the general welfare, it is clear that the message is not shared by all.
- Priestley explicitly draws out the difference between those who have accepted their responsibility and those who have not.
- Responsibility itself is a central theme of the play.
- "they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish."
- "their suffering and chance of happiness, all interwined with our lives"
- Each member of the family has a different attitude to responsibility.
- The Inspector wanted each member of the family to share the responsibility of Eva's death
- "each of you helped to kill her." - The Inspector
Similar English Literature resources: