‘An Inspector Calls’: Structure, Form and the Three Unities | myenglisheffects

‘An Inspector Calls’: Structure, Form and the Three Unities

Priestley has engineered and built the play like an architect carefully constructs a beautiful house (or perhaps, not so beautiful in the case of the Birlings). The way the play is structured has an impact on the audience just like the word choices, the tones the characters use in their expressions and the carefully placed props in the dining room. Some elements to note are:

The entrances and the exits

If we imagine that the Birling’s dining room is a sinking ship (like Birling’s ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, which can be seen to…

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