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Beginning of play to arrival of Inspector Summary The play begins in with a dinner at the Birling residence. Arthur leads a toast to the impending marriage of his daughter, Sheila, and his son-in-law-to-be, Gerald Croft.
Sheila and Gerald tell one another, in front of the family at the dinner table, how lucky they are to be engaged. Gerald presents Sheila a ring, and Sheila vows to keep it in her possession forever. Arthur tells Gerald that, based on his public service as Lord Mayor in the town of Brumley in the North Midlandshe believes the English government might soon offer him a knighthood.
This is because the Birling family, though wealthy, does not have a title as the Croft family does. Gerald appears relieved to hear that Arthur is up for a knighthood and offers to tell his mother when the conferral is more certain. Eric returns to the room where Arthur and Gerald are sitting.
Gerald says nothing, and Eric tells his father that he has offered the family a good deal of advice that night. Edna comes into the room and tells Arthur that a man wishes to speak with him.
He is an Inspector from the police department. Analysis The first part of Act One is an occasion for much dramatic irony. In this case, the dramatic irony has two forms. First, the audience senses that the happiness the Birlings rejoice in will soon be torn apart.
Then there is the broader dramatic irony, of the historical context in which the play occurs, and of when the play was written.
Priestley, having fought in the First World War and lived through the Second, understands that German aggression will rip Europe to pieces, twice.Act One Note: Beginning of play to arrival of Inspector Summary.
The play begins in with a dinner at the Birling residence. Arthur leads a toast to the impending marriage of his daughter, Sheila, and his son-in-law-to-be, Gerald Croft. George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, MC (12 July – 5 August ) was an English composer who was best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A.
E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad.
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