An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

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What do we learn about each of the characters on stage in the opening stage directions of An Inspector Calls?

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We are given physical descriptions of the characters in the opening stage directions which also give us insight in to their motivations and attitudes.

All of the characters are in evening dress, suggesting that they abide by the traditions of their age and times past. Arthur Birling is identified quickly as middle-class as he is-

...rather provincial in his speech.

Mrs Birling is described from the outset as -


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