Priestley’s Aims in Writing An Inspector CallsDrama has been here since the Greek times. It is very popular amongall age groups. The main aims of a drama are to entertain and toprovide a message to the audience. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is one of themost popular dramas to date. It is of a romance genre and it isgreatly appreciated even now. It was written by one of the greats,Shakespeare, in the year 1595. The drama that we have in discussionis of a very popular genre, murder mysteries. Very prominent examplesof this kind of genre are the books written by Agatha Christie & SirArthur Conan Doyle. JB Priestly has employed this theme to attract anaudience of all age groups. As well as entertaining us, he provides amoral message He manages to provide a social, moral and politicalmessage. In order to this he has employed a highly structured play.
The author puts up a social, moral and political message infront of the audience. The play An Inspector Calls was written in 1945within a week of World War Two ending but is set before World War One.JB Priestley wrote this play intentionally as he saw an urgent needfor social change and used the play to express his desire for socialequality. The time span between the dates used (1945-1912) is to makeus aware of what has happened and learn from mistakes made. Peoplewere mentally and physically damaged by the war. The fear factor layupon them. Priestley hoped his play would give society the chance tolook back on the past and not just carry on life in the same way as