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An Inspector Calls is a play which was written by John Boynton Priestley in 1912 and it was set in the theatre on the 1st of October 1946 Priestley uses the play as an example of what can happen if we are ignorant to the feelings of others Priestley believed a great deal in socialism and he used several of his plays to try and influence people to be Socialist The audience does not find a great deal out about the Inspector and nothing is explicitly told to us we are given hints and clues from the way he acts and what he says and are forced to piece these together to form our own ideas about his identity and his intentions An Inspector Calls is a play about a family called the Birling family One day when they were celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila and when they were having fun an inspector comes and turns the happy night into misery Every character gives a first impression and Sheila is one of them Sheila is a pretty girl in her early twenties very pleased with life and rather excited My first impressions when I heard Sheilas quote was that shes an immature naive girl and shes happy and enjoying life When Sheila heard about the girls death she begins to be more caring and her character starts to change Oh-how horrible Was it an accident this quote is showing that she starts to be caring and she starts asking more questions to know more about the girl maybe she could help The dash means that she paused and this shows how shocked she is Sheilas reaction to questioning was quite strong but these girls arent cheap labour-theyre people Sheila was standing up for these girls shes doing what she believes is right and she doesnt agree with what her dad said he didnt care about Eva Smith when she
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