Summary of An Inspector Calls (Spoiler warning)

Hey peeps! Welcome to today’s post! (That sounds wrong) Before I get to the point though, I have some news for you! We’re going to America for Christmas! Yep that’s right! Whoo! Our flight might get canceled of course but we have tickets and we’re leaving Friday morning! The bad news is, I might not get to make a new post next week but who knows? Also, I finished reading An Inspector calls! It was great for something so old. It was actually a school assignment for English. So let’s get to it.

When the rich Birling family are having a little party for their daughter Sheila’s engagement with Gerald Croft, someone arrives. He introduces himself as a police inspector named Goole and informs them about the death of a girl called Eva Smith. She committed suicide by burning her insides out with a strong disinfectant. He questions all of them and each of them are said to have something to do with the death of the girl. Mr Birling fired her when she asked for a raise. Sheila got her fired from her second job, Gerald made her think they were in love, and they almost were, at least Eva was but Gerald ended the relationship. He was supposed to be Sheila’s husband after all. Mrs Birling refused to help her as a top member of a woman’s charity organization when she was pregnant. And last but certainly not least, we find out that Eric was the father of Eva’s never-born child and he had been stealing money from his father to give to her. Going back to Gerald and Sheila, Sheila gives her engagement ring back to Gerald after hearing that he was almost in love with another girl. Gerald then leaves the house to go over his thoughts. Then, once the inspector finishes interrogating everyone, he leaves. Gerald then comes back saying he came across a police sergeant who says he’d never heard of an inspector Goole. Mr Birling calls the Chief Constable asking if the Inspector really was a police inspector and he said he wasn’t and he had also never heard of him. Mr Birling then calls the infirmary asking if a girl had committed suicide and the infirmary said no. The adults then said the inspector was lying and it was also possible that Eva Smith was not only one girl but many. An argument then breaks out on whether or not that night changed anything the old adults think not and the younger adults think otherwise. Then, A call comes from the infirmary saying that a girl, Eva Smith, has just died from strong disinfectant and an inspector is coming to ask questions! dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!!

The Inspector might have been a ghost! J. B. Priestly said it himself that he might have been! I’m surprised at how much I liked this play!

Anyway, that’s all for today. I wrote a lot. Sorry if you got bored.

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