Inspector Goole

Mind Map by miawatkins, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by miawatkins over 6 years ago


A mind map exploring the character of the Inspector from the play An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley.

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Inspector Goole
  1. Reveals each member of the family to have a shameful secret
    1. Wants them take responsibility
      1. "Public men, Mr Birling, have responsibilities as well as privileges."
        1. Arrival of real Inspector punishment for the adults not taking responsibility
          1. "You've had children. You must have known what she was feeling."
          2. Wants them to feel the guilt and change their ways
            1. "But each of you helped to kill her."
            2. "It's my duty to ask questions."
            3. Personality
              1. "Has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before actually speaking."
                1. "Massively taking charge."
                  1. Grows bigger in personality
                  2. "One person and one line of enquiry at a time."
                    1. Organised
                  3. J.B Priestley
                    1. Inspector is a conduit for J.B Priestley's views
                      1. Socialism - context
                      2. Identity
                        1. "Goole. G double O-L-E."
                          1. Ghost? Ghoul?
                            1. Conscience?
                        2. Socialist
                          1. "We'll have to share our guilt."
                            1. "We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other."
                          2. Warns them that they have to change their ways
                            1. "And you think young women ought to be protected against unpleasant and disturbing things?
                              1. "Fire and blood and anguish."
                                1. WWI/WW2
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