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An Inspector Calls

by J. B. Priestley

‘An Inspector Calls’ is one of Priestley’s most famous plays. It is packed with drama and tension and has entertained audiences for over fifty years, challenging us to consider our own attitudes towards social responsibility. 

We have chosen key quotations that will help you revise efficiently and effectively. Each quotation is analysed for ideas, language and context.

Use the links below to revise key quotes about Arthur Birling, Inspector Goole and the theme of social responsibility, and to read a full exam question and answer on the theme of lies and hypocrisy.

You can also use the timeline to refresh your memory on the sequence of events and for teachers, we’ve made a powerpoint available that focuses on key quotations.


Inspector Goole

Arthur Birling

Social Class

Exam Q&A

Power Point

The paperback Lightbulb Revision guide to ‘An Inspector Calls’ covers all characters and themes with grade 9 exam answers and helpful mind maps.

All characters and themes, plus mind maps, grade 9 exam answers and more only £9.99 in paperback.