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The play 'An Inspector Calls' was written in 1945, but the play was set in 1912.
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The play 'An Inspector Calls' was written in 1945, but the play was set in 1912. After living through two world wars, Priestley writes this play trying to get across his point that unless the world becomes socialist there will be another World War. By setting the play earlier than it was written Priestley has to ignore all the events that have happened in the time between 1912 and 1945, for example, The Titanic and World War 1 and World War 11. Priestley portrays this by using irony in the form of Mr Birling talking about Titanic ?óÔé¼?ª "she sails...
help to show what life was like in 1912 and how family life and life in general have changed, the clothes they wear, the way they speak, what they find acceptable are all different to the way we perceive things today. The social and historical context of the play is different to how we see society today. The social ideas are not so relevant to society today; we are now socialists so Priestley's points got across. I thought the play was very good and exciting to watch and read with surprises along the way to keep you interested.

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