In Act One of ‘An Inspector Calls’ how does J.B Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience, as well as interest and involve them in his play?

In Act One of ‘An Inspector Calls’ how does J.B Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience, as well as interest and involve them in his play?

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An inspector calls

J.B Priestly


In act one of an "An Inspector Calls" how does J.B. Priestly uses dramatic
devices to convey his concerns and ideas to the members of the audience as
well as interest and involve them in the play?
Three major themes experienced throughout "An Inspector Calls"…

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J.B. Priestly uses dramatic irony to portray the misunderstanding of determined people
in 1912. Dramatic irony is when the audience understands the meaning of a situation
but, the characters in the play don't. Mr. Birling, the big-headed father of the house
who thinks because he is high-classed because of his…

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Sheila and Gerald. "Intimate" shows the warmness and closeness between the
relationship of Gerald and Sheila.

Edwardian Era was a time where campaigning for poor people to have better rights was
at its peak, through strikes. Strikes were very regular from poorer commune as the
rich people didn't even care…

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towards Mr Birling due to his manipulative and insensitive perspective. By beginning a
sentence with "and", shows the fact that he is not absolutely certain about is
prediction but still wants to foist his opinions onto others. This is another concern for
priestly, for the reasons that in 1912 poor…

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