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How do the images above relate to the context of 'An Inspector Calls'?


In the exam, you will need to relate all of your points about characters or themes in the play to something about the context in which Priestley was writing.


In this activity we will explore the key contextual factors around 'An Inspector Calls' and will think about:


- aspects of genre

- what was happening in the world at the time Priestley was writing and when the play was set

- Priestley's intentions

- how the play was received


You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples.  These quotations are for reference only.

10 questions
The quotations/text used in this exercise are from the copyrighted works of .J.B. Priestley, 'An Inspector Calls'.