An Inspector calls Techniques

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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
8.1.1
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
9.1.1.1 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
10.1.1.1 ''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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