An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

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how does J.B. Priestley convey his political views through Eric Birling, in An Inspector Calls?

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Eric Birling is used by Priestley to symbolize a more hopeful future for post-war Britain. At the time when J.B. Priestley wrote An Inspector Calls, Britain had emerged from World War II on the brink of bankruptcy. There was a widespread consensus in the country for major political and economic change to help meet the monumental challenges that Britain faced. The British people shocked the world by rejecting Churchill and electing a Labour government committed to a radical program of socialism, a political philosophy...

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