J.B. Priestley creates dramatic tension in his 1945 play, ‘An Inspector Calls’, with didactic purposes to question ‘How society deals with individuals and their problems’. The growth of tension between the characters on stage are reflected in the reader’s awareness of the gaps between the rich and the poor. Priestley is able to criticize society boldly, as he distances the characters on stage with, tone of speech, and the whereabouts of the characters.
This means he can additionally take advantage of society’s regimes and the tension portrayed as he writes the play in 1945. An Inspector Calls’ is set in 1912 at a time when society was strongly capitalist, and class, exceedingly, divided the world. It was written in 1945 at the end of the