Please join StudyMode to read the full document. B Priestley use dramatic devices to convey his concerns and ideas to members of the audience as well as interest them and involve them in the play. The place it was set was an imaginary industrial West Midland town called Brumley. The play talks about the class structure in Priestley was against the class system. He shows the audience that the society had been divided into three categories; the upper class, the middle class and the working class.
Again, no time has passed between acts. Eric stands looking at the assembled company as before. Before he starts his interrogation, Eric asks for a drink—a request to which the Inspector agrees—and which Birling denies. The Inspector, more quickly than before, sets about interrogating Eric. Eric reveals that he first met Eva Smith in the Palace bar last November.
Birling is the head of the household and the director of a business. Birling symbolises materialistic and self-serving Capitalism. He speaks often with interrupted diction, Priestley frequently gives him dashes and pauses and incomplete sentences. His speech about the good economic climate of and how war will not happen is peppered with dashes and hesitations.