JB Priestley creates dramatic tension in his 1945 play

JB Priestley creates dramatic tension in his 1945 play, ‘An Inspector Calls’, with didactic purposes to question how society deals with individuals and their problems. The growing tension between the characters on stage is reflected in the audience’s awareness of gap between the rich and the poor. Priestley is able to criticize society boldly, as he distances the characters on stage with, tone of speech, and the whereabouts of the characters.
This means he can additionally take advantage of society’s regimes and the tension portrayed as he writes the play in 1945. An Inspector Calls’ is set in 1912 at a time when society was strongly capitalist, and class, exceedingly, divided the world. It was written in 1945 at the end of the unspeakable Second World War. As the play is written at this time it allows Priestley to take advantage of creating tension by questioning conservative policies and class distinction. Between these dates Britain was involved in two world wars, which caused major upheaval in the world.