“An Inspector Calls” was written by J.B priestly in 1945. The play was set in 1912. The play takes place in a big rich house. The play is about an inspector. His name is Inspector Goole, and he went to investigate about this girl that committed suicide. The girl drank some strong disinfectant and burned her insides out. The girls name is Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. The inspector starts his investigation by disturbing a family celebration. The family’s name is the Birlings. They were celebrating the engagement of there daughter Sheila Birling who was getting married to a man named Gerald Croft. They were both rich and upper class family. In this essay I am going to write about the roles of the inspector.
One of the roles of the inspector is to develop the plot. He does this by asking questions to the other characters in the play. The inspector shows us that every member of the Birling’s including Gerald Croft are involved in different ways of the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. As the inspector asks question we learn a lot about her life. The Inspector shows us that Eva Smith/Daisy Renton was an employee of Mr. Birlings factory. One day Eva smith/Daisy Renton and four or five other workers asked Mr. Birling for a p pay rise. Mr. Birling refused to give them a pay rise. So Eva Smith/Daisy Renton and other workers leaded a strike. The strike did not last very long so Mr. Birling let most workers come back and carry on with there job. But he did not let Eva Smith/Daisy Renton and other workers who leaded the strike come back and carry on with there work.
The Inspector works out by asking his questions and shows us that Sheila was also involved in the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton in a different way. He shows us that after Eva Smith/Daisy Renton got Sacked from Mr. Birlings factory she tried very hard and got another job in a big cloth store called Millwards. She had no problems working in millwards until one day Sheila came into this shop with a very bad mood and tried this dress on. She looked awful in it. She was watching her self on the mirror and she saw Eva Smith/Daisy Renton smiling at her and Sheila thought she was being rude. So Sheila went to the manager of Millwards and said that Eva Smith/Daisy Renton was being rude and she wants her to get sacked. The manager sacked her because the Birlings buy a lot of cloth from Millwards.
The Inspector shows us by asking his questions that Mrs. Birling was also involved in the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton in a different way. The Inspector shows us that Mrs. Birling is part of a women’s charity organization. Eva Smith Daisy Renton came to this place for help Mrs. Birling refused to give her help because she called her self miss Birling. Mrs. Birling thought she was being very rude. The Inspector also shows us by asking his questions that Eric the son of Mr. And Mrs. Birling was also involved in the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton’s suicide. The Inspector shows us that Eric met her in a pub and started likening her. He made her pregnant and was giving her stolen money. When she found out that the money she was getting was stolen she stopped seeing him.
The Inspector works out and shows us that Gerald Croft was also involved in the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. Gerald knew her as Daisy Renton. (she changed her name to Daisy Renton when she got refused to get help fro the women charity organization) Gerald met her in a pub and started likening her and had an affair with her for about a year. She knew this day would come when Gerald will tell her that they need to break up because he was a very rich man and she was a working class person. The second role of the Inspector is to make us understand the characters in the play. He does this by asking them questions and the way they react and answer to the questions shows us what kind of character they are.
The Inspector shows us that Mr. Birling is guilty of what he has done this is shown when he says “If you don’t come down sharply on some of these people, they’d soon be asking for the earth” This shows that he did sack Eva Smith/Daisy Renton because they asked for a pay rise and he is guilty. This speech also shows that Mr. Birling does not feel guilty of what he has done. He is trying to say that if he gave them a pay rise they soon would be asking for more and more so what he has done is right. The Inspector shows that Mrs. Birling is also guilty of what she has done this is shown when she says.
“But I accept no blame for it at all” This speech shows that she admits what she has done and she thinks she did the right thing. This speech also shows that she does not feel guilty of what she has done because she thinks she did the right thing. The Inspector shows us Sheila is guilty of what she has done. This is shown when she says. “I know I know it’s the only time I ever done anything like that, and ill never, never do it again to some body else”
This speech shows that Sheila is guilty of what she has done and she quickly admits what she did with out much questioning from the Inspector. This speech also shows that Sheila feels guilty of what she has done because she admits what she has done and she says she will never do it again. Sheila has also been changed by the Inspectors investigation. This is shown when they all find out that the inspector is not a real inspector and they all start celebrating and feel very relieved. They don’t care what they did to this girl or the other members of the family as long as nobody finds out, and Sheila says “No because I remember what he said, how he looked, and what he made me feel. Fire and blood and anguish. And it frightens me the way you talk, and I cant listen to any more of it”.