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What was happening during the early 20th century?
a time of great global change.
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When did he write Inspector calls?
He wrote An Inspector Calls after the Second World War
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What did much of his work contain?
like much of his work contains controversial, politically charged messages.
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Priestley’s chief concerns involved?
social inequality in Britain and the need for nuclear disarmament.
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. The events of the evening change everyone, as well as their?
expectations of the future
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Describe Inspector Goole character?
Inspector Goole is instrumental in disturbing the harmony; a purposeful, mysterious character who forces the characters to confront each other's social responsibility, snobbery and guilt
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All these changes take place because of?
the visit of Inspector Goole.
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Priestley deliberately set his play in 1912 because?
the date represented an era when all was very different from the time he was writing
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In 1912, rigid class and gender boundaries seemed to ensure that?
nothing would change
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. Yet by 1945, most of those class and gender divisions had ?
been breached.
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Priestley wanted to ?
to make the most of these changes.
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Through this play, he encourages?
people to seize the opportunity the end of the war had given them to build a better, more caring society.
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During the 1930's Priestley became very concerned about the consequences of ?
social inequality in Britain,
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Priestly and others had set up a and why?
a new political party, the Common Wealth Party, which argued for public ownership of land, greater democracy, and a new 'morality' in politics.
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The party merged with?
the Labour Party in 1945,
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but Priestley was influential in developing the idea of the and which?
but Priestley was influential in developing the idea of the Welfare State which began to be put into place at the end of the war.
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He believed that?
urther world wars could only be avoided through cooperation and mutual respect between countries
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and so became active in the early movement for?
a United Nations
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And as the nuclear arms race between West and East began in the 1950s, he helped to found and hoping?
CND, hoping that Britain would set an example to the world by a moral act of nuclear disarmament.
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Play set in 1912:The First World War would start in two years. Birling's optimistic view was that?
there would not be a war is completely wrong
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Play written in 1945:The Second World War ended on 8 May 1945. People were recovering from?
from nearly six years of warfare, danger and uncertainty.
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Play set in 1912:There were strong distinctions between?
the upper and lower classes.
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Play written in 1945:Class distinctions had been greatly reduced as a result of ?
two world wars.
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Play set in 1912 :Women were subservient to men. All a well off women could do was?
was get married; a poor woman was seen as cheap labour.
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Play written in 1945 :As a result of the wars, women had ?
earned a more valued place in society.
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Play set in 1912 :The ruling classes saw no need to?
change the status quo.
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Play written in 1945:There was a great desire for social change. Immediately after The Second World War, Clement Attlee's Labour Party won a?
landslide victory over Winston Churchill and the Conservatives.
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