How is the inspector presented as the voice of Priestley?
The Inspector acts as a voice for Priestley’s moral to the story and this is revealed in the Inspectors’ final speech. He teaches that everyone is linked and we should all co-operate to make the world a better place. He speaks rather like a politician: But just remember this.
How is responsibility presented in An Inspector Calls?
The theme of responsibility is central to the play An Inspector Calls and through the actions of the characters, Priestley demonstrates to the watching society that everyone has a collective responsibility to each other in a successful and fair society.
How does the inspector describe Eva Smith’s death?
He tells them how a girl called Eva Smith has killed herself by drinking disinfectant – he wants to ask them some questions. The Inspector reveals that the girl used to work in Arthur Birling’s factory and he had her sacked for going on strike. Mr Birling refuses to accept any responsibility for her death.
What does the ending of Inspector Calls mean?
The characters of the play learn the earlier events of the day are fake, and they quickly forget their guilt. But at the end, the fake events prove to be a foreshadowing of what’s to come, with the news of a girl who died and an inspector on his way to question them about it.
How is the inspector described?
The Inspector is in his fifties, dressed in a plain dark suit. Throughout these interrogations, Priestley describes the Inspector as speaking “carefully (and) weightily” with “a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before he speaks”.
How is Inspector Goole?
Inspector Goole is presented as an omnipotent, powerful figure throughout the play; his presence immediately has the power to change the light and cheerful atmosphere of the Birlings’ dinner party. The lighting changes from “pink and intimate” to “brighter and harder” once the inspector arrives.
Why was Eva Smith fired?
The Inspector tells the family that a girl died in the infirmary two hours ago. He reveals the girl’s name – Eva Smith, and that she used to work in Mr Birling’s factory. Mr Birling had Eva sacked as she was the ringleader of a group of workers who had asked for higher pay.
What is the inspector symbolic of?
The Inspector is the truth seeker. Sheila and Eric are the younger generation whose views are as yet undeveloped. Mr and Mrs Birling, the older generation, are fixed and rigid in their views. Gerald symbolises the young upper-class gentleman – sophisticated and stylish.
What is the moral of 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.