Does anyone know Anything about the Political, Social and Historical Context of 'An Inspector Calls' please?

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I have been asked about the political, social and Historical context. All I can find on the Internet is Priestleys individual views not the book.

Posted Sat 16th March, 2013 @ 15:10 by Holly

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The play is all about Socialism and Capitalism. Basically, the Birlings are the Capitalists in this scenario and they can then be applied to other situations, while Eva is the victim of Capitalism. The whole idea of the play was to try and bring about social change; to make people aware of how we all needed to care about everyone else. So the Capitalists all want to preserve their money and their power without realising the effect it has on the lower class. The class divide is another important feature of the book that closely links with the ideas of Capitalism and Socialism.

Answered Wed 20th March, 2013 @ 16:24 by Chloe Jackson