An Inspector Calls’ is a play with important messages for any society’. Explore the ways that Priestley communicates these messages. Are they as important for modern audiences as they were when the play was first performed? `An Inspector Calls’ appears at first to be a normal, realistic play following the three unities of time, place and action. However during the course of the play the characters convey various social messages.
This exploration is about whether these messages are just as important for today’s modern audience as they were when the play was first written in 1945 and when it was set, a week before the Titanic sank, in 1912. One of the main messages in the play is that everything we do, however insignificant or involuntary will have some sort of repercussion across the world in some way. As Isaac Newton said, “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. During.
An Inspector Calls’ we begin to realise this. Another important aspect of the play is the need for a social conscience amongst us all. J B Priestley was a Socialist, he was born into a Socialist family and took on their beliefs and ideas, he conveys them rather appropriately for his cause in the play. Some people may not necessarily agree with his beliefs and ideas but in a way this is a good thing as it shows an area upon which discussion about the meanings of the play can be given.