• Reading Levels 3 - 5

An Inspector Calls

The shadow of war hovers over JB Priestley's play about the suicide of a young working-class woman. It was written in 1945, after World War Two, and the action takes place two years before World War One begins. An upper-class family's celebration of an engagement is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious police inspector, who interviews each of them about their connection to the dead girl, Eva Smith. "We don't live alone," the inspector concludes. "We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguishSevere suffering, often mental. ."

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