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example of this is where Arthur says, ?I?m going to tell you frankly, that your engagement to Sheila means a tremendous lot to me. She?ll make you happy, and I?m sure that you will make her happy. You?re just the kind of son-in-law I have always wanted. Your father and I have been friendly rivals in business for some time now- though Crofts Limited are both older and bigger than Birlings and Company- and now you?re brought us together, and perhaps we may look forward to the time when Crofts and Birlings are no longer competing but are working together- for lower costs and higher prices.? To me this shows Arthur?s selfishness as he is talking about how his daughters wedding and marriage to the Crofts is going to help him and his business. This is just like the other people before

the World Wars. Arthur is ignorant of how his actions affect other and that he is a man for himself. Consequently this will make the audience think of how these sorts of people made the upcoming and arising problems of starvation, disease and world war happen and how wrong they were to be like that. This also affect the audience personally as well, as they may be or were like this once and feel guilty, this making the dramatic irony bitter. The audience know that the selfishness of this man is reflected in the people of the time and the world wars are the result, but the characters on stage are unaware of this, creating this bitter dramatic irony that we see throughout the play A further point in relation to this is that the dramatic irony that was present in the play would make

the audience feel superior just like they once did before two World Wars. They would have felt superior, as they knew what was going to happen and what to expect to happen. Another aspect that helped these wars take place was that the people of the time of the wars had a great faith in technology, although now the audience knows than it brought more trouble than it did help. An example of this is the Titanic where everyone, even the creator, thought that it was the best vessel and was unsinkable. We now know, as does the audience, that it sinks on its very first voyage. Again Arthur supports the wonder of technology. An example of this is where Arthur says, ?The Titanic- she sails next week- Forth six thousand eight hundred tons- Forth six thousand eight hundred tons- New York in

five days- and every luxury- and unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable. That?s what you?ve got to keep and eye on, facts like that, progress like that.? Consider how he repeats himself on two occasions. Firstly, when he repeats the weight scale of the vessel, which shows to me that he is truly overwhelmed by the vessel and has true faith in it. Secondly, he repeats that the ship is ?unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable? which emphasises the first point that he had complete faith in the ship, which was soon to sink. This makes the dramatic irony even greater as again many of the audience would relate to this, having had faith in technology and its wonders. Faith in the wonders of technology came before the wars and was destroyed by it. This happened since the technology before the war

was helping mining, farming and general commercial life but during and after the war it brought feared and destructive weapons and machinery which were very deadly so many people died due to these new found weapons. An example of this is the tank. In this instant we can see that the dramatic irony is found when Arthur boost about technology as he feels that it is a wonder of life, but the audience know that it brought great destruction to the world. Furthermore, the audience has just experienced a huge and bloody war, so it will still be in their minds. Everything that the characters do, the audience relates to. Whereas the characters will be acting as if they don?t know what will happen the audience will. When someone annoys you, you react, just like the dramatic irony is doing

to the audience but instead of being annoyed they are sad because of the bitterness of the dramatic irony. They know the horror of the wars, as it is still fresh in their hearts. Finally, the play is based on a story of a dead girl who has committed suicide due to many factors, which the inspector was soon to prove was caused by the Birling and Croft families. When the inspector leaves the older generation decide to see if inspector Goole is a real inspector. After phone calls to the mortuary and to the police station it is concluded that the inspector was a fake. The older generation responds by being relived that it was so that their personal life is not affected. The younger generation, on the other hand, are so upset on how they played a part in the potential death of this