An Inspector calls Techniques

Svetozara  Vagalinska
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An Inspector calls Techniques
1 dramatic irony
1.1 makes Birling - so we don't trust his capitalist ideas
1.2 audience has more power than characters - makes them more open to the message
2 stage direction
2.1 set the audience up to think about character in a certain way before play starts
2.2 make revelation later in the play carry more weight
2.3 emphasises character emotions - audience understand social message
3 The Inspector
3.1 device to move plot along and control the pace of events
3.1.1 keeps the pace = interest audience + highlights the socialist message
3.2 omniscient,uses forceful language
4 setting and lighting
4.1 pink beginning - looking at life through 'rose tinted glasses'
4.2 reflects the mood is about to change
5 pace of the action
5.1 Informations is released bit by bit as the Inspector shows the photograph to one person at a time-this builds tension
5.2 At the beginning of Act 2,the audience expect to hear Gerald' s confession.Instead,Priestley shifts the attention to Sybil and Sheila which increases audience's curiosity
6 foreshadowing
6.1 subtle hints given throughout the play about whats gonna happen next
6.2 arouses interest in audience
6.3 e.g we know that the comfortable atmosphere will change - Eric nervous about something,Sheila wondering where Gerals was last summer-there are signs of problems from the beginning
7 Exits and entrences
7.1 dramatic effect and add to tensions
7.2 highlight relevant areas
7.3 characters escaping from something
8 Euphemism
8.1 avoid saying something unpleasant by using vaguer words
8.1.2 "women of the town" - prostitues
9 Cliffhanger
9.1 The curtain drops as Eric walks in ''extremely pale and distressed''
9.1.1 Priestley makes the audience wait until Act Three for Eric's confession the ending leaves audience on a cliffhanger-it is unexpected final twist
10 imagery
10.1 religious
10.1.1 ''We are members of one body.''-it is our duty to care for one another ''fire and blood and anguish''-Book of Revelation-people are punished for their sins
11 Tone of Voice
11.1 Power struggle -Mr Birling and The Inspector
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