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1912 - titanic
1914-1918 - ww1
1930 - wall street crash
Mr Birling believed that the titanic, like so many other upperclassmen, would never sink. This shows how arrogant and naïve the upper class was in 1912.
1939-1945 - ww2
Like the titanic, Mr Birling believed that it was impossible for them to have a war. Once again the upperclassmen were shown as naïve and arrogant.
1946 - The play of The Inspector calls was written and preformed
In 1930, the crash of wall street devastated many citizens as the bank messed up and took the money from lower class people who had most likely saved up their whole lives. This shows how much responsibility the upper classmen really have
WW2 had mixed the social classes, both young and old. This is also the time where Priestley became famous through his morale boosting radio broadcasts.
This was when Priestley's play was first written and preformed, his views and ideals were now out to the public. The public now wanted change. Social change and social responsibility
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