Themes: How is Society presented in Inspector Calls? (Tradition Vs.…
Themes: How is Society presented in Inspector Calls?
Tradition Vs. Change
Set in a traditional (Pre-war) world (1912)
Representing a lost age
Pathos (pity) from the audience
Symbolized by the Titianic" "Unsinkable, unsinkable"
Overconfident, status/ luxury
Performed in 1945, very soon after the terrible events that Birling was sure that would never happen
The Bevan report
Traditionalists Capitalists with vested intrests vs socialist radical (change)
"Unsinkable, absoulutley unsinkable"
"Let's say 1940, you'll be living in a world that wil have forgitten all thee cpatial vs labour agitaions an all these silly little war scares "
"Keep out of trouble" -status, reputation
"Cloths (...) Self-respect"
Everybody has to look after everybody else" vs. "A man has to mind his own business" Birling thinks quote 1 is ridiculous an supports quote two.
Inspector "We are members of one body" "Just used her (...) as if she was an animal, a thing, not a person"
Power Vs. Duty