How Does Jb Priestley Present The Older And Younger | AntiEssays
Older and younger generations' perceptions on different aspects of day-to-day life vary greatly in the play 'An Inspector Calls'. Priestly uses character manipulation to highlight the conflicting opinions, morals and social standards between the two generations. He uses their emotions to unravel their attitudes towards their positions in society, and roles in Edwardian society, through the death of someone they all allegedly knew and whose life they affected negatively. Arthur Birling has money and status and although he has worked for them: his social standards, expectations and opinions of himself and others are dissimilar to those of people around him, or underneath him in his opinion. Birling's perceptions on life in general are very optimistic and he is rather dismissive of possible threats, '
As he managed to shock audiences of the earlier decades and through the play capitalist attitudes are portrayed as immoral and hypocritical to a modern audience we can see that the play has been successful to a certain extent. Priestly was born in and lived through. Birlings, he controls the development of events: who will speak and when; who may or may not leave; who will or will not see the photograph.