An Inspector Calls

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  • Created on: 05-01-13 16:53

"In fire, and blood, and anguish"

The play was set in 1912 but first preformed in 1945 after WW2. Since it was set before WW1 the Birlings are unaware of the upcoming "anguish" becuase according to Arthur Birling "no one wants war".

Therefore, this line in the final speech of the Inspector could be viewed as some sort of warning to the Birlings that unless they change their ways WW1 and WW2 will occur and the lessons they failed to take will be taught to us in bombs, death and distress. Does this not mean that the Inspector is saying to the Birlings that they can change this disasterous fate that awaits them when…


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