The direction for the lighting to be ‘pink and intimate’ before the inspector arrives, then ‘bright and harsh’ when he is there helps the shift of tone, as each family member feels like a spotlight has been turned on them when he begins asking questions. In the opening scene, Mr Birling says many long speeches. Many of these are predictions for the future. As the play was written in 1946 but set in 1912, many of his predictions are proved false, a sense of dramatic irony. This manages to show him as a naive, opinionated person in his views.
“Public men, Mr Birling, have respects as well as privileges” What do you learn about social responsibility in the play ‘An Inspector calls’? The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written by JB Priestly in 1946 but set in 1912. The play highlights the values held in society by different groups of people. The Birling family are middle class people and believe they are so thrilled about Gerald and Sheila’s engagement. They all also believe they cannot be blamed for the death of Eva Smith and try to deny any contact with her.
An Inspector Calls: Question 17 An Inspector calls has been called a play of contrasts Write about how Priestley presents some of the contrasts in the play Throughout the play ‘An Inspector calls’ there are many contrasts shown by Priestley not just in the Birling family but in the whole society of 1912. Some of the contrasts that will be explored are, the openness to change between the old and young generation, the contrast between Sheila and Eva, the feelings of responsibility and contrast between the Inspector’s self-assurance and the disappearance of the self-assurance of the others during the course of the play. The things I will take into consideration are the mood at the beginning and end of the play, stage directions, the use of
At the beginning Pumblechook was cruel to pip but as soon as Pips status rose, he called him 'dear friend' and repeatedly asked 'may I?' to shake Pips hand. Not only does he try to befriend Pip because of his new found money but he also tells everyone that he was the benefactor because he wants the attention and popularity, he says 'I have been the humble instrument leading up to this', making him an imposter. After Pips downfall, Pumblechooks behaviour changes again towards him and accuses Pip of not having 'common human gratitoode'. So Dickens portrays Pumblechook as a man who changes his behaviour towards someone according to their status just for his own benefit.
The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote. The suffragists’ started the whole route of women gaining the vote; they were the ever moving force behind the movement. However historian Martin Pugh suggests that “Suffragists would probably have done better to have made common cause with all unenfranchised men and women from the start and thereby they might have extended their appeal” because all men had not yet received the vote it was argued that women should not receive the franchise when it was not fully given to all men. However there were other contributing factors leading up to 1918 and women gaining the vote. They include the work of the suffragettes’ who caused chaos and grabbed the spotlight away from the suffragists’ after a group of women decided it was time to make a militant stand.
Women had few rights and were controlled by their husbands. Changing attitudes towards women in British society was an important factor in winning women the vote in 1918 however other factors were also involved. The peaceful actions of the suffragists and the violence of the suffragettes helped win support and publicity for women suffrage. The role of women at home in Britain during WW1and international pressure of introducing women’s suffrage also led to women receiving the vote by 1918. Changing attitude towards women in Britain society helped women achieve the vote in 1918.
(3) A man was in constant control of a woman and she had to be dresses nicely, keep a clean and orderly home, and teachthe children, upholding finances as well as being there emotionally and physically. It wasn’t easy for a woman to live with no sort of control over her life, that of her offspring or how she felt, the turn of the century must have been an enlightened adjustment. (3) Women Past Lived Page 4 marriedyoung usually to some other family that had some sort of political status or looked good for her family. The girls on the cheap side of town were usually not married until their twenties for they where need to help out with the farm land and around the house. Women could not own Women Past Lived Page 5 Female’sslaves remained slaves forever and never had real security.
However, some women joined the work force and would do jobs that men previously had held. Some were not forced to, but they had to work as hard as they could to support their families during this difficult time. In contrast, the writer Norman Cousins commented that there was a negative opinion on the women’s presence in the workforce despite women willing to acquire a living wage. He also stated in his book that the federal government proscribed holding government jobs by both members of a married couple, and many localities stopped hiring women whose husbands with a minimum wage (Cousins 1939). Another aspect of the Depression affecting life of women was the moral argument against working-women.
It illustrated how men had taken away the right for women to earn money from working, and men had also taken away the opportunity for women to get an education if they desired. This is what Stanton was fighting for, the right for a women’s freewill. If all men and women are created equal women should be able to attain anything a man can such as earn money and get an education. The final view on women’s rights in the nineteenth century is calmer than the previous two. Whereas the first two authors both preach for equal women’s rights and for better treatment for women this author, Catharine Beecher, is more discreet about woman’s rights.
Before World War I, women had few rights. But their experience in the Great War changed that forever. Their views towards life changed or improved, and by the middle of the 19th century, women were demanding equality with men. They wanted the right to vote in elections and an equal chance to work and get educated. They also wanted the right to have their own possessions, to divorce their husbands, and to keep their children after divorce.