Flashcards in An Inspector Calls Deck (12)
Who wrote AIC
When was AIC first performed?
August 1945 in the Soviet Union
When was AIC set?
Spring represents a fresh start
Before the titanic sinking to make mr b look foolish
What is the titanic sinking used as a metaphor for?
British empire (arrogant, stopped trying to be the best, evident class divide, greed, going from Britain to America (like power))
What is AIC?
A political diatribe
What does Priestley believe in and what party and event was he involved in?
A socialist who was involved in the formation of the Labour Party and the formation of the NHS
Why was it set before time?
To represent the arrogance of capitalists like mr birling thinking everything would be alright
What was happening in 1912?
Suffragettes, women campaigning to get the vote, didn’t get it until 1918 until they were 30 and married
Trade unions - working class weren’t happy with how they were treated and organising strikes
Symbolism of Eva smith and John smith
Smith represents the working class
Eva and John are common names, represent how so many people are in that position
Eva similar to eve in the bible, first woman, represents the idea of learning a lesson (eve being tempted into eating the apple)
A term used by Aristotle to describe the moment of recognition when ignorance gives way to knowledge (mrs b when she realises Eric is the father)
The unravelling of a plot’s complications at the end. Unlike an inspector calls