Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
только в названии
только в тексте
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
Online referenceBook publishing is like farming: a lot happens in the spring, summer is pastoral, autumn is hectic and everyone gets drunk in winter. ...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
The lack of time devoted to female characters in general is not a blatant disregard of women; rather, it is testimony to the limited role women exerci...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
In Brian’s Winter, he is not rescued and is still living in the wilderness having several things leftover from the plane, such as pots and pans, gear,...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
The second design was achieved by using an inductor, a resistor, four diodes (D1N400 ) and supply voltage, as shown in the attached figure. Next step ...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

J.B.Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” is a well-made play that attacks the social mores of his time; it contains all the ingredients of a well-made play, this is because it is captivating, and it holds the attention of the audience. It achieves this by the use of climaxes, the slow unravelling of the plot and the use of the detective-whodunit style.

Despite this Priestley is concerned with the darker side of Capitalism. “An Inspector Calls” is Priestley’s call for reformation. Priestley sees the nation as a society with communal, rather than individual responsibilities. The members of the Birling family are only concerned with individual gain and profit over person. They are responsible for the young women’s death by treating her as property, and it is this lust for material wealth that Priestley speaks out against.

” An Inspector Calls” is a well-structured and well-made play because it contains many factors that captivate and sustain the attention of the audience.

One of the factors that makes the play captivating is the use of climax, the way it holds the audience all the way through, building up slowly, gathering the plot as it goes on and then finally ends in a stunning climax, for example the way the Inspector extracts small threads of information from the members of the family and slowly puts the picture together and narrows it down to the main culprit as the climax.

The whodunit genre keeps the audience guessing all the way through the play, and as clues are solved and stories are unfurled the culprit becomes clearer, but as soon as one thinks he or she knows who it is Priestley cleverly seems to switch to the inspecting of another character. This makes the audience engrossed in the action that is happening on-stage.

The mystical appearance of the Inspector when the Birlings are having a celebration party, and Mr Birling is giving a speech on how the modern man should live, then eerily the Inspector steps in as almost as he was instantaneously opposing the views of Mr Birling, this seems to bring up questions of the inspectors background and who he is, as even the local constabulary have never heard of him.

But “An Inspector Calls” is more than just a well-made play, it is a play that attack the social mores of the time. In the time of Priestley people only seemed to look after themselves, their time and attention was not spent on the community, but on themselves. There was hardly any communal spirit or common wealth “But the way that some of these cranks talk and writ now, you’d think everybody has to look after everybody else as if we’re all together like bees in a hive, community and all that nonsense”

The Inspector in the play is a mysterious man who comes and goes without a trace and seems to have no background. The Inspector is a channel for Priestley’s views and criticisms on the social mores of the time. The Inspector is a contrast to the Birlings as he seems to favour community responsibilities rather than individual ones. The Birlings represent the richer people in society that do not care for their fellow people in the nineteen tens, for example Mr Birling sacked the girl Eva Smith for striking for a higher salary, but the demand was minuscule. They are set so far away from the community that they did not even realise that Eva Smith had died, let alone how the helped to kill her, they find this out only when the Inspector brings it to their attention.

Even though “An Inspector Calls” is a very well-made play Priestley really tries to hit home the importance for care of your neighbour. Priestley was a socialist in his time, unlike most of the people around that time who were only interested in monopolising and individual gain. Priestley believed that everyone should either share their wealth or at least help the needier. He thought that the continuing monopolising of the system would be immorally wrong and selfish.

“And I tell you that the time will soon come when men will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.”


Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. Loser Essay Research Paper Mixing

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... not matter, just ask for an analysis of the type you have access ... have to be a certified tank inspector to unscrew your valve and ... portable phone. Immediately, she calls the Medical Alert Center in ... will be reports to file. Each of the chamber crew has a ...
  2. A Spy Among Us Essay Research Paper

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... . This report will be an analysis of the trial, the events ... vacation with his sister, she called Raymond. Raymond immediately resumed their ... becoming very serious about each other and Ethel made ... working as a signal corps inspector. Julius told David that he ...
  3. Lincoln Electric Essay Research Paper Both President

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... entrepreneurs. Each employee is accountable for the quality of his ... Tuck, an inspector with 18 years at Lincoln. Because of the protests ... that operating and international business calls for a lot more ... to make a cost-benefit analysis for Lincoln Electric, we ...
  4. The Founder Of The Aids Epidem Essay

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... probable cause of AIDS. (8) This virus, which he called HTLV- ... in which peer review and analysis are standard procedure. The ... had altered several lines of an article submitted by French ... from the inspector general of the United States Department of Health and ...
  5. Safety In The Skies Essay Research Paper

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... assignments to the technical background of each inspector and to identify any additional ... for analysis. ATOS also added a new position for an analyst on each team ... on inspection results. -Although ATOS calls for (1) more systematic, structured inspections ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0018448829650879