Inspector Goole

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Essay on Inspector Goole What about Inspector Goole’s role in the play. How far is he a believable policeman? How does Priestly use the Inspector in the play? Inspector Goole is a police – inspector, in the play “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley. He’s a man of solidity and purposefulness. He is dressed in a plain darkish suit during that time. He has the habit of looking at people very hard right before he speaks to them. He’s around his 50’s just a typical police – inspector. But later on in the play he is seen way differently in many ways as he talks, he is more than a police – inspector. What makes Goole more mysterious, and questionable, is the significance of his name. The name Goole is a pun for the word “ghoul”, which is in supernatural beliefs, an evil sprit that feeds on the bodies of the dead. A “ghoul” is also a person who has the enjoyment of repulsive things such as pain, destruction, and death. The Inspector played many roles besides a police – inspector. He played the role of a continuous storyteller. As the story progresses on the murder of Eva Smith, after all the links of the family were put together, it made one heartbreaking story on what this family had do Continue...


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Only two out of the six family members took his words seriously, and the two people were Eric, and Sheila. A real police inspector would take as much time that is needed. This remark must be an exact reference to the times when humans bought disasters, death, and darkness upon themselves. For example, from pages 55 to 56, he adds up the causes of the death, and states that Mrs. If the two older Birlings, and Gerald, took the Inspector's words seriously, then maybe the ending of the play wouldn't have happened. Birling that she was not telling the truth. The Inspector just kept his cool, and just told Mrs. Wars such as WW1, WW2, the Gulf war, and Vietnam War, 911, War on Terrorism, were disasters that humans brought upon themselves because of their ways, personalities, expressions, feelings, and beliefs. There are many solutions to answer the question "Who is Inspector Goole, but maybe nobody knows but J. He didn't have to lose his temper to make them confess. "She wanted twenty - five shillings a week instead of twenty - two and a sixpence. "One Eva Smith has gone but there are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering and chance of happiness, all intertwined with our lives.