AN INSPECTOR CALLS REVISION

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What is An Inspector Calls?
A MORALITY PLAY - A drama with a clear message, guiding the audience
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Why did Priestly write the play?
To EXPRESS HIS SOCIALIST VIEWS
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What does the play present?
shows the difference in lifestyle between those who had money and power and those who didn’t and depended on work
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State the problematic exageration of Mr B's character?
overly use of DRAMATIC IRONY-optimistic "unsinkable,absolutely unsinkable" "Germans don't want war!"
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MR BIRLING
Represents the sin of avarice (or greed), One dimensional character, capitalist stock type, extremely selfish, wants to protect his reputation
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MRS BIRLING - CLASS CONCIOUS
She represents the sin of pride,She tries to deny things that she doesn't want to believe.Her narrow sense of morality dictates that the father of a child should be responsible for its welfare, regardless of circumstances-VERY DISMISSIVE, PREJUDICE,
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SHEILA
SIN OF ENVY, most emotionally responsive character, and has a natural sense of right and wrong, not as naive and shallow as she first appears, CHARACTER OPPOSINGLY DIFFERS. FIRST MATURE, THEN OPPOSINGLY DIFFERS“No, not yet. It’s too soon. I must thin
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ERIC
REPRESENTS LUST, "Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?" – rebellious, has a tense relationship with his father, "Oh - my God! - how stupid it all is!"-GUILT & FUSTRATED
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GERALD CROFT - THE BRIDGE DIVISION BETWEEN OLD AND NEW GENERATION
His sin is gluttony, Socially higher than the Birlings. AT THE END OF PLAY, He has not gained a new sense of social responsibility
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INSPECTOR GOOLE- MOUTHPIECE OF PRIESTLY-AFORCEFUL,ACTIVE MOVEMENT THROUGH BODY LANGUEGE
mysterious presence in the play. His name (a homophone for ‘ghoul’, a ghost), instrumental in disturbing the harmony; a purposeful, mysterious character.
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What is Priestley interested in? "Each of you helped to kill her."
Personal responsibility for our own actions. Our collective responsibility to society.
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Why did Priestly write the play?

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To EXPRESS HIS SOCIALIST VIEWS

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What does the play present?

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State the problematic exageration of Mr B's character?

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MR BIRLING

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