An Inspector Calls. English LiteratureWatch
- This is conceptually tied to Sheila, as well, as it highlights the hedonism of the upper class, and epitomises Sheila as an empowering figure of the play for her intolerance of Geralds infidelity.
- It acts as a time of pathos in the play, in retrospect to the catharsis the other characters generate. We see the true depravity of the upper class, as even in the times where Eva was taken care of, her opportunities were ultimately out of her control - she is a pertinent figment of the helplessness of the lower class.
These are a few points, however, the statement you've provided should be linked to a greater, overarching notion: e.g how Priesltey presents the indifference, or inherent stupidity, propagated by the upper class. These are general concepts of which you can explore with your own inference/argument.
I'm currently in Y11 and we could all heed the Inspector's message right now! I apologise if my points lack precision/perception (I'm hoping for a 9 in English Lit), I haven't given this play much thought in the recent weeks :'')
If you have any further questions, do ask!
It's also perceptive to note that AIC does not condemn capitalism, in fact, it supports it. But it endorses a system of humane capitalism which doesn't foster an oligarchy or stratified society where your poverty correlated to human insignificance.
Just a little note from a fellow Year 11 student :')