scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,333
JB Priestley sets the play in a lavish and happy environment Without Priestley even telling the audience that the play is set pre war it is obvious because of all the available luxuries and fineries such as champagne glasses and dessert plates The war caused great shortages in goods and food which led to rationing No one in 1945 when the play was written would have been able to create a luxuriant celebratory dinner This cunning use of setting deliberately reminds the audience of some of the luxuries lost because of the war The play An Inspector Calls uses moralistic irony to reflect on achievements made today He reveals the weaknesses and wickedness not only in society but in the individual characters which I explain later An Inspector Calls could almost be referred to as a moral play a play with a moral lesson although this phrase is usually used in reference to medieval plays The performance An Inspector Calls is about how a lack of equality in society can cause a girls death how a euphoric girl drove herself to suicide JB Priestley is describing a girls death throughout the play but is really trying to prevent it from happening in real life He is using guilt and sorrow by remorse to regurgitate the moral objectives and humanity of the people in 1945 after the mass slaughtering of millions of people during the war This was the focal point for the play The aspect of equality was the optimism which kept the British people fighting on The British people felt if equality and rights were initiated then previous unemployment and poverty in the 1930s would be abolished today The reminder of equality made the people realise why they were fighting in the war They fought for equality against autocracy This is what the Labour Party was promising This play was used to try and impregnate a socialist opinion thereby making you a
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA