In 1945 J. B Priestly wrote an inspector calls based on life in 1912. He wrote it because he thought people were not treating each other right and he wanted people to watch his play and change in themselves and treat people as they wish to be treated. He uses mr B as a fool to say some historical facts that happened between 1912 and 1945. He uses mr B to say that the titanic wouldn’t sink when however it did, he uses mr B to say that there wouldn’t be any world wars when there was the fist world war witch happened between 1914 and 1918.. e uses socialism in this play because he felt that power and wealth should be distributed more evenly between the wealthy and the poor.
The way he uses socialism is Gerald crofts company (crofts limited) is a lot bigger and more successful than mr B’s company (Birling and company) J. B priestly wanted to show lots of dramatic devices like when mrs B talks about the inspector arresting the boy that made Eva smith pregnant, the inspector stays and says he is doing his job right now and mrs b starts to cry but know one knows why.
Gerald’s role in the play is very important because he is getting engaged to Sheila who is mr B’s daughter. He parents owns there own company called crofts limited witch is a much bigger and successful than birling and companies. Gerald is also the person the finds out the inspector is a fraud. I think j. b priestly put Gerald in the play because if it wasn’t for him they wouldn’t of found out the inspector wasn’t an inspector. Also I think he put Gerald in the play because he is the one that is getting engaged to Sheila.
In act 1 Gerald starts of very happy because he is getting engaged to Sheila. “Well, perhaps this will help to stop it”. Sheila is happy because it is the ring Gerald wanted to get her and he gives it to her to stop her from sobbing. Gerald is also happy because he is having a talk to mr B about their businesses until the doorbell rings. At the end of act 1 Gerald is confused because an inspector has just entered and started to talk about a girl called Eva smith to mr b. Gerald’s feelings change in the middle of act 2 when he hears the name daisy Renton.
Where did you get the idea that I did know her? ” this is where he knows daisy Renton but doesn’t want the inspector to find out because he knows the inspector will get information out of him and he will end up not getting engaged to Sheila. At the start of act 3 Gerald goes back to being confused because goes outside and talks to a police office and find out there is no inspector Goole in brumly police, so he goes back into the house and gets mr B to ring the infirmary and check if there is a girl who died in there earlier on.
When he finds out there is no girl who died there earlier on. At this point Gerald knows the inspector is a fake. He looks quite relived at this point because ho knows everything he said wont be reported and told on the news or in court because the inspector is a fake and has just try to scare them. But when the phone rings mr B answers it he puts the phone down and says that there is an inspector coming round to ask some questions about a girl who has just died in the infirmary. They all go into the room where the inspector is but sees that the inspector is gone.
Gerald has very mixed emotions but mostly confused and scared. At the start of act 1, Gerald’s relationship with mr B is ok but Gerald doesn’t have his own opinion much. “I agree”. Here, by putting I agree it is showing he doesn’t start any of his own conversations or have his own opinion. His relationship with Sheila is very good because they are getting engaged together and Gerald has just proposed to her. He is also very loving to Sheila because when they are toasting at the table, Gerald toasts to Sheila and Sheila toast to Gerald.
In act 2 Gerald’s relationship with Sheila becomes a lot worse because when the inspector starts to ask questions Sheila is shocked by what Gerald says and hands him the ring back. His relationship with mr B changes because he starts to disagree with some things that mr B says. “Yes, I know what you mean but I coming back if I may”. This suggests he feels so low and feels he is not allowed back because he has disappointed Sheila and the rest of the family.
Gerald’s relationship with mr b changes again in act 3 because he is making himself look big and telling mr B what to do so he is in more control now than he was at the start of the play. J. B Priestly uses good language here because Gerald language is very confident compared to mr B’s that’s is very confused at this point because he knows the inspector is a fraud. Gerald’s relationship with Sheila doesn’t change much except Sheila starts to forgive Gerald for what he did because he admitted it and told the truth.
In act 1 Gerald attitude towards mr B seems strange because Gerald always agree with everything mr B says but never starts his own conversation or his own opinion on something different to what everyone else is talking about. His attitude toward Sheila is loving and friendly, you can tell this because he wants Sheila to toast to him at the table. “All right then. I drink to you Gerald” this is the part where Sheila and Gerald are so loving to each other they toast to each other because they are getting engaged to each other. In act 2 his attitude towards mr B stays the same because they don’t talk to each other at all in act 2.
His attitude in general gets degraded when Sheila hands him the ring back ” she hands him the ring back” here, Gerald is going to take a walk and Sheila is upset with him so she tells him that if he doesn’t come back she wont get engaged to him so she gives him the ring back. In act 3 Gerald’s attitude towards mr B changes because at the start he is very quiet and doesn’t say as much as everyone but at the end of the play when he has found out the inspector is a fraud he starts to voice his opinion a lot more ” by ringing up the infirmary.
Either there is a dead girl there or there isn’t” His attitude towards the inspector is a lot different than from the start of the play because at the start of the play Gerald attitude towards the inspector is obscure because he doesn’t know why the inspector is there however at the end of the play Gerald finds out the inspector is a fraud ” that man wasn’t a police officer” this suggest that Gerald doesn’t care that Eva smith has died, he just wants the inspector caught for being a fraud.
Overall I think that Gerald changes the most because his emotions with everyone, especially mr B, change dramatically during the play and he goes from being a grovelling person to mr B because he wants to get engaged to voicing his opinion a lot and sometimes telling mr b what to do. His relationship with everyone changes a lot but mostly with Sheila because he is getting engaged to Sheila at the start of the play but at the end he is not because of what he reviled to the inspector about his relationship with daisy Renton.