3 context jb priestley was born into a working class family in 1894after the war, he got a degree from cambridge university and moved to london to become a writera lot of his writing had strong political messages priestley uses the play to present his ideas on social responsibility and society he uses the character of the inspector as a. Gcse an inspector calls – character profile: the inspector the inspector’s arrival the inspector arrives unexpectedly he says that he is only there to ask some questions but as soon as he enters it is visible that he is in charge. Responsibility and guilt in an inspector calls ‘an inspector calls’ was written in 1945 by john boynton priestley he was born on the 13th of september 1884 in bradford, england he died on the 14th august 1984 in warwickshire and was widely respected as a great english writer and broadcaster priestley was born in a highly respectable. ‘an inspector calls’ social context note: although you do not need to include context in your answers, it’s vital that you understand the time in.
Social responsibility and time, two of jb priestley’s major preoccupations, are at the centre of an inspector calls one of his best-known works, the drama is part social manifesto and part mystery in a drawing-room setting. An inspector calls aqa english literature year 11 11a 11b 11x1a 11y1a an inspector calls aqa english literature 2 comments post navigation ← 11a – ewan’s band 6 comparative poetry q. An inspector calls – social responsibility and social class posted on december 22, 2013 by mr bentley ‘an inspector calls’ is a play of which creates a image of attitudes toward social responsibility at the time and the different social class on one hand you have the socialist views of the inspector and those who are sympathetic of it. An inspector calls content: we will continue our exploration of the theme of social responsibility by bringing together evidence from other parts of the play with the evidence we explored last lesson.
24th june 2010 how does jb priestley express his views on social responsibility in ´an inspector calls james poole jb priestley uses a range of effective devices in ´an inspector callsµ to promote his views on social responsibility including character and action, dramatic devices, language as well as historical and social setting. A summary of themes in j b priestley's an inspector calls learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of an inspector calls and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Description bring this popular and thought-provoking play to life with our comprehensive six-week teaching pack for gcse ‘an inspector calls is such a popular play at gcse that i wanted to bring together a mix of teaching approaches and ideas to appeal to a wide range of teaching styles.
How does priestly present mr birling in an inspector calls how does priestly present mr birling in an inspector calls present j b priestly presents arthur birling as a self obsessed, work oriented “hard-headed business man” in act 1 the stage directions describe him as a “heavy-looking, rather portentous man” giving an. An inspector calls was set in 1912 to represent the opposite views and hopes of 1945 i think it inlcudes much dramatic irony because the public needed a boost in morale after 1945 when many families had lost children in the war. The inspector is also portrayed as a moral being who realises that the birling family's contribution to eva's death was unethical and also due to a lack of social responsibility, in the sense that all of the wrongdoings to eva also known as daisy renton were an equal contribution of their abuse of social authority the inspector says we are. Social responsibility context context what do you know about this aspect of life during this time how does this contextual aspect relate to the play ‘an inspector calls’ britain in 1914 britain in 1945 capitalism versus socialism jb priestley’s views writer’s methods – language techniques / structural techniques make a list of the. A secondary school revision resource for gcse english literature about the themes of j b priestley's an inspector calls.
Chris power introduces an inspector calls as a morality play that denounces the hypocrisy and callousness of capitalism and argues that a just society can only be achieved if all individuals feel a sense of social responsibility social responsibility is the idea that a society’s poorer members. An inspector calls write about: how the ending of the play presents some important ideas how priestley presents these ideas by the ways he writes you are most likely to be set exam tasks about themes the theme questions are each likely to be about one of the following four themes: • class • gender • age gap (generation gap) • social responsibility. An inspector calls name: class: teacher: date of exam: the play is about, amongst many things, social responsibility priestley uses the play to present his ideas on responsibility and society he frequently uses the character of the inspector as a mouth-piece for his ideas for example the inspector exclaims ‘we are members of. Themes responsibility the theme of responsibility is closely related to the theme of equality and occurs in different ways throughout the play: mr birling feels his responsibility is to make as large a profit as he can from his business, whether or not this means treating his workers unfairly (p 15.
Having done his job, the inspector makes a speech about social responsibility and leaves the birlings to examine their behaviour when gerald re-enters he has news that there is no inspector goole is employed by the local police birling and gerald now set. An inspector calls, social responsibility topics: an inspector calls, world war ii, world war i pages: 14 (4673 words) published: june 19, 2013 an inspector calls was written by jb priestley after the second world war it is set in the spring of 1912 at the brumley home of the birlings, a prosperous industrial family in the north midlands. Making links to the social and cultural context of the extract from ‘an inspector calls’: ‘priestley creates conflict between young people and their parents to suggest an unequal society’ but the extracts are dealt with separately and opportunities for close comparison are not taken evidence of a clear understanding of context (ao3) is.