November 2019: Fully updated to tie in with Mr Bruff’s new animated videos on the play, this second edition contains 78 pages of analysis. Chapters include:
Social and Historical Context: Important Events in Priestley’s Life
Act 1 – Summary, Quiz and Answers
Act 2 – Summary, Quiz and Answers
Act 3 – Summary, Quiz and Answers
Character Analysis: Edna
Character Analysis: Eva Smith
Character Analysis: Mr Birling
Character Analysis: Mrs Birling
Character Analysis: Eric Birling
Character Analysis: Sheila Birling
Character Analysis: Gerald Croft
Character Analysis: Inspector Goole
Minor characters: Charlie Brunswick, Joe Meggarty, Leaders of Strike Action at Birling & Co
The End of the Play: Unanswered Questions
The Opening Stage Directions: An analysis
The Inspector’s Final Speech: An analysis
Age: Who accepts responsibility and why?
Key themes: Class, love and relationships, selfishness, social responsibility
Stretch and Challenge: Other InterpretationsWriting about the Play
Example essays: How does Priestley deliver his Message of Social Responsibility in ‘An Inspector Calls’?
Example essays: How does Priestley present the Differences between the older and younger Generations of the Birling Family in ‘An Inspector Calls’?