An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

Start Your Free Trial

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

Expert Answers info

kiwi eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2007

write1,176 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

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 -

a...

(The entire section contains 213 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial