Questions tagged [j-b-priestley]

Questions related to the English novelist, playwright and scriptwriter J. B. Priestley (1894 – 1984) and his work. His works include the play "An Inspector Calls" (1945) and the novel "The Good Companions" (1929).

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How does the Inspector's speech contradict Birling's speech in the play “An Inspector Calls”?

In the play "An Inspector Calls" by J.B Priestley, Mr Birling gives a speech at the beginning of the play riddled with dramatic irony and selfish statements; he doesn't get to finish the speech as the ...
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Does the Birling family (and Gerald) represent the 7 deadly sins and/or the story of the pharaoh?

One of my theories that I will be using for my English exam (on Friday) is that the Inspector is like Moses and the Birling family being like the pharaoh. The pharaoh in the bible decides to free the ...
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Does Eric Birling rape Eva Smith?

In An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley, does Eric Birling actually rape Eva Smith? Does "force" indicate rape, and did he "force" himself into the apartment or onto her? If he did rape her - why ...