Inspector morse BY Mpate13398 The Inspector is offensive but fair; he doesn’t give people with higher status’s any advantages or treat them any different “Public men, Mr Birling, have responsibilities as well as privileges”; he believes everyone is equal and society should aim to be like that. This could be considered Priestleys key moral and message which supports the idea that Inspector ‘Ghoul’ is in fact Priestleys voice.
As the play progresses, the audience not only notices the Inspector getting through to other characters but we also see the Inspector show expressions of understanding and sympathy. This is portrayed through the stage directions, “stares speculatively after her. ” I think this is a very effective line and should be presented very clearly to imply the Inspector is surprised as well as hopeful that Shelia understands that she’s made a mistake and moreover it supports Priestleys idea; everybody makes mistakes but it isn’t too late to change your ways and change help society as a whole.
J. B Priestley uses a number of different methods to present the Inspector into the play, from the language he uses, including stage directions and mannerisms; his ame, Inspector Goole; and his entrance into the play, to his political views and beliefs. These varied ways of presenting the Inspector to the audience and the other characters in the play help us to understand the play and helps set across the morals in the play. One of the most powerful and important aspects to the play is the Inspector’s political view.
Priestley presents the Inspector as a strong believer in socialism, meaning that he cares greatly for his fellow citizens and believes that everyone should be looked after by the government and treated fairly and equally. At he time the play was set, the Titanic was about to make its maiden voyage, representing the fact that modernisation was at its prime. The play was set when England was on the brink of World War One and women were campaigning for the right to vote.
This means that at this particular time, people were very tense and anxious about the war and this may have caused them to forget any type of social morals. Priestley uses the Inspector to present his own views and outline the lack of social conduct. The play was performed Just after World War Two. This means that when it was written and performed, there was much more known about the war and hat had gone wrong. Priestley uses the morals in the play to make the audience see that if things had been different before the First World War, things might have been different as a result.
Towards the end of the play, the Inspector makes a speech, which outlines his political views. He says that we should look after each other and stop thinking about ourselves so much, ‘We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. ‘ This Just shows how extreme his belief in socialism is and how he thinks people should live. He tried to teach the Birling’s this hrough what he says and tried to force socialism on them – See more at: http:// www. enotes. com/nomework-nelp/now-aoes-prlestley-make-lnspector-gooles- apperance-74155#sthash.
LVLv27r2. dpuf B Priestley uses a number of different methods to present the Inspector into the play, from the language he uses, including stage directions and mannerisms; his name, Inspector Goole; and his entrance into the play, to his political views and beliefs. These varied ways of presenting the Inspector to the audience and the other in the play. The Inspector is presented as quite rude and very intimidating in the play. J. B Priestley does this through his mannerisms and the things he says.
For example, when the Inspector asks Mr Birling, ‘Why? ‘ as to why Mr Birling had refused Eva Smith a raise in rates, Mr Birling is completely taken aback at being questioned on his motives and says ‘(surprised) Did you say ‘Why? ‘? ‘ This shows that the Inspector is not prepared to tip toe around the Birlings; he is determined to get the truth by any means possible. The Inspector also interrogates the characters in a particularly harsh and rude manner. He scares them and pressures them until they finally break and confess the truth.
He tries to make them feel guilty by continuously trying to make them see their errors and how the have been forgetting socialism, making them seem selfish and obnoxious. He uses a lot of rhetorical questions to make the characters think about what they have done and probe at the truth. A good example of this is when the Inspector is talking to Sheila, Just after she admits to having Eva Smith fired from Milwards. He says, ‘And so you used the power you had, as a daughter of a good customer and also of a man well known in the town, to punish the girl Just because she made you feel like that? e makes Sheila feel guilty and say, ‘And if I could help her now, I would-‘. The Inspector then goes on to say, ‘(harshly) Yes, but you can’t. It’s too late. She’s dead. ‘ Even though Sheila was already feeling guilty, the Inspector continues to remind her what she has done and the fact that Eva Smith is dead, making Sheila feel even worse. Another way the Inspector is presented is the way Priestley makes him seem so mysterious. At the end of the play, the audience are left not knowing exactly what or who the Inspector was. The Inspector turns up unexpectedly at the beginning of the lay and interrupts the Birling family.
Mr Birling even mentions he has not heard of any ‘Inspector Goole’ before but says no more of it. The Inspector then proceeds to link all the family to one girl, Eva Smith, having a particular effect on Eric and Sheila who are made to feel very guilty and extremely responsible. Near the end of the play, the Inspector leaves quite abruptly and then the family finds out he was never a real Inspector, but we never actually find out what he is so the characters and audience are all left in mystery. We see this right at the end of the play when the stage irection says, ‘as they stare guiltily and dumbfounded, the curtain falls. This shows hoe shocked and confused they are. Anotner Important presentatlon 0T tne Inspector Is, 0T course, nls name, Inspector Goole. Goole could also be spelt ghoul, which means ‘a malevolent spirit; person with morbid interests; fiend’. This could suggest that the Inspector was Just interested in the terrible things the family had done and was therefore Just intruding into the families sordid business, or it could mean he was simply trying to make them see what they had done and the affects it had on all the other people around them.