Inspector Calls-Plot Summery

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Who is An inspector calls by?
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley
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What does Inspector calls revolve?
revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith.
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Who are the Birling family visited by?
unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole.
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When does the Inspector arrive?
He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft.
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What are their feelings?
The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them.
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What does the Inspector do throughout the whole play?
What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.
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What happened to Eva Smith?
a girl called Eva Smith, has taken her own life by drinking disinfectant.
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When was an Inspector calls performed?
An Inspector Calls was first performed in 1945 at a time of great change - both World Wars were fresh in the minds of the people,
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What had happen to women during this time?
women had become more prominent in the workplace and it was possible to be class mobile.
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When was An Inspector calls set and why?
It is set in 1912 - this means that the characters have no knowledge of these world events.
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Priestley uses this to make important points about?
Priestley uses this to make important points about society and responsibility.
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What does dramatic irony mean?
When the audience or reader knows something important which the main character does not.
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What does class mobile mean?
The idea that people can move upwards in class through educational success or otherwise.
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What does knighthood mean?
An honorary title given out by the monarch.
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