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An Inspector Calls

J. B. Priestley


Inspector Goole

Inspector Goole

Inspector Goole

Inspector Goole

The Inspector is physically imposing, and he has no trouble articulating his frustration with the Birlings and with Gerald. Over the course of his questioning, the Inspector reveals that each of characters has, in some sense, contributed to Eva Smith/Daisy Renton’s demise. The Inspector implies that the other characters care primarily for themselves, that they are angry and impulsive, and that they cannot control their sexual appetites or their intake of alcohol. He also says that they cannot change what has happened to Eva/Daisy, because she is no longer alive and capable of accepting their apologies. But the Inspector, too, is a curt, direct man, and his motivations for grilling the other characters are not readily comprehensible. His apparent socialist sympathies at the end of the play might account in political terms for some of his anger, but the Inspector’s desire to see justice through, in this case, is left unexplained.

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by MrRetno, May 25, 2017

Question 20: Arthur calls the Hospital, but receives a call from the police.
Question 25: Guilt is most definitely a theme in the play; business loans are not.


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by qwerty1234lol, October 27, 2017

you missed out Sybil birling even though she is an important character
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Mrs Birling is being very arrogant, it is clear that she thinks that she is right "Secondly, I blame the young man" shows that she also has a very ignorant point of view. She brings class into her argument, suggesting that because 'he didn’t belong to her class' then 'that's all the more reason why he shouldn't escape'. Here she suggests that just because the boy might be from a higher class than the pregnant Eva Smith, then the pregnancy... Read more


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