An Inspector Calls - Inspector Goole

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Purpose of The Inspector?
Show and teach the birling family. Wants to teach them about being responsible for their actions.
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Key Words
Arrogant, Emotive
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Quote for him being Arrogant
"just remember that this girl was going to have a child"
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Explanation for this quote - "just remember that this girl was going to have a child"
It adds to the seriousness of the death. Two people dies
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Quote for him being Emotive
"her position is that she lies burnt-out inside on a slab"
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Explanation for this quote - "her position is that she lies burnt-out inside on a slab"
Shocking image to be presented with. Not surprising it has an impact on others.
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What does the inspector use emotive language?
He uses emotive language intentionally to make the Birling family more likely to confess to what they have done
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Physical description of the Inspector
Man in his late 50's Dressed in a dark planish looking suite of the period
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Why does he deal with one person at a time?
He likes to deal with one person and one line of enquiry at a time" to address their morality and lack of social responsibility, but also so the stories don't get mixed up
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When he enters, what does he create?
"An impression of massiveness, solidarity and purposefulness"
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How does he act/speak to people?
"He speaks carefully, weightily, and has a disconcerting habit of staring at the person he addresses before actually speaking to them"
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What is the Inspector a figure of and how?
He is a figure of authority. He deals with each member of the family very firmly and several times as we see him "massively taking charge as disputes erupt between them"
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What does the Inspector know?
He knows the history of Eva Smith and the Birlings' involvement in her death, even though she dies a few hours ago. Sheila tells Gerald "Of course he knows"
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He seems to know and understand a lot - What is something he might know?
He is obviously in a hurry towards the end of the play: he stresses "I haven't much time." Does he know that there is a real Inspector on the way?
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