The play an Inspector Calls was set in the year 1912 in the industrial city Brumley. This story is about when an Inspector Goole enters the house of the Birlings who were an upper-middle class family enjoying an engagement party between the daughter of the Birlings and the son of another wealthy family. The Inspector changes everyone’s life forever. The setting is in the dining room of the house, it has furniture of the time. There is a dining table, and also a fireplace then there is also a small table with a telephone on it. And the light will be pink and intimate.
Inspector Goole was a man in his fifties who was dressed in a dressed in a plain darkish suit. He seemed to know a lot more than he should have known e. g. Eric Birling and Eva Smith’s affair. The inspector had a different way in dealing with every different situation e. g. working systematically by going too a different person every so often this makes the character tell the inspector all they know. The Inspector also knows when things are about too happen. All the characters have there opinion that this might not be a real inspector but are all too emotionally affected to say anything.
The Inspector arrives just after Mr . Birling talks about his view of life, this was that ‘every man should look out for himself’, and the Inspector sets out to show that this is not the case. In this plays he talks about how people are responsible for how other people live, just rejecting somebody are doing the littlest thing can affect their life in such a major way. The Inspector goes through the different people’s part in the death of Eva Smith. The Inspector starts with the strongest person and the person who would be the toughest too break down who would be Mr.
Birling. Mr. Birling admits that he sacked Eva Smith but doesn’t think that he played a part in Eva Smith’s death this is because he is more bothered about his chances of getting a knighthood. Then the Inspector moves on to Sheila who admits that she had Eva Smith sacked from her job at Milwards she then being one of the youngest of the family realises she has done wrong and says ‘So I’m really responsible? ‘ she says this miserably. Then Gerald reveals that he had heard of the name Daisy Renton before, then goes onto admit that she was his mistress for a period of time.
Mrs Birling then tells the Inspector that she denied help to the pregnant girl who asked for her help. And then we realise that when Eric had an affair with Eva He then had a baby with her. Eric then explains his relationship with the girl and hoe he stole money to give to her. Then after all his work is done the Inspector leaves to Birling house after leaving thought and guilt in everyone’s mind. Before he leaves the house he says, “We are responsible for each other” and warns them of the, “fire and blood and anguish” that will result if they do not pay attention to what he has taught them.
However, gradually, they start to realise maybe it was all a hoax and maybe the Inspector was their conscience so they ring up he local police station to see if he was real and then it turns out that he was not a real inspector. Then they receive a knock on the door from a real inspector. The Inspector was a man with authority as shown in many points of the play in example when he takes charge when things dispute between the family and also when anybody cuts in between conversation, he is quick to cut them out with authority.