what is priestly main or overall message in An inspector calls?
can you give me a short paragraph explaining what it is?
- Thread Starter
- 24-04-2016 16:30
- 24-04-2016 17:35
His overall message was to show the differences in social class, and how some classes are superior to others e.g Mrs billing is a middle class women where as Eva/ daisy Renton is a working class
- 24-04-2016 17:42
Priestley was a socialist and his views are displayed prominently throughout An Inspector Calls. He uses characters to represent the different generations and also uses the Inspector as a mouthpiece to distribute his views (it may be his alter ego). His general message is that there needs to be a change in society's attitude. Also that society should be responsible for vulnerable people and it is important to look out for members of the community.
“We are all members of one body,” is a good quotation to reference his ideologies because it highlights his personal views on society.
- 24-04-2016 17:52
His overall message was to point out the huge divide between classes and genders at the time. He wanted to get people to understand that we are all in this world together, and regardless of our backgrounds we should take responsibility for our own actions, but also help others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Priestley's message is conveyed through Inspector Goole, especially in Act 3 when he gives his big speech before he leaves.