Explain How the Introductory Stage Directions, What the Characters Say and How They Say It Helps to Influence the Audience Opinions of the Character in an Inspector Calls ?

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Explain how the introductory stage directions, what the characters say and how they say it helps to influence the audience opinions of the character in An Inspector Calls ?

Priestly had successfully made clear descriptions about the characters in ‘An Inspector Calls’ whether it’s from the stage directions, what and how the characters say which would lead the audience to judge and made opinions about them.
It is clearly described in the stage direction which was in beginning of the play that the setting was at a ‘large suburban house’ which belong to a ‘prosperous manufacturer’, this suggests that the characters involved are of a well-off family that is not in a financial need which leads us to assume that the characters are either from a prosperous middle class family or further up. Later on it is stated that the atmosphere of the house is ‘not cosy and homelike’, which emphasises that the family are not close together and instead they have a rather more formal relationship as we can see from the setting of the play (such as that the play was set in 1912 with a high class background’ house which clearly stated that it was not cosy and homelike thus leads an understatement of the relationship).
Also still in the beginning of the stage direction it is said that it would be ‘well-advised’ to adjust the lighting of the stage, it should be ‘pink and intimate’ then change to ‘bright and hard’ as soon as the inspector arrives. This sudden change suggests that at the beginning of the play the characters might have a happy and cosy mood at first but then it dramatically changes to a brighter lighting when the inspector arrives which emphasises that the inspector brings a tense and unsettling atmosphere for the characters which would create the impression by the bright light and dark surrounding the theatre that the characters would be interrogated by the inspector.…...

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