At the terminal of act two. Priestley uses several techniques in order to do the scene dramatically effectual. The carefully written book creates an ambiance of suspense and tenseness. The techniques Priestly uses in the book are irony and the dismantlement of the false sense of security amongst the characters and accordingly the audience.
Originally the characters feel secure because they feel that Eva’s decease had nil to make with them. In peculiar Mr and Mrs Birling’ s nature is one in which they merely believe what they want to. instead than looking at the facts. ” I don’t believe it. I wont. ” However as the act continues. as Sheila has antecedently predicted. the inspector is ‘breaking down the walls’ that Mrs Birling has set up between her and Eva. This interrupting down of the walls. the dismantlement of the false sense of security adds to the dramatic tenseness of the scene.
In leveling the sense of security. Priestly uses sarcasm. These dry state of affairss make it more dramatic by making possibilities of suspense. For illustration Mrs Birling says. “drunken immature idler” when mentioning to the male parent of eva’s unborn kid. The sarcasm is that she does non cognize that she is impeaching her ain boy and hence. really speedy to go through the incrimination to person she does non cognize. She states that he is “entirely responsible…should be make an illustration of… dealt with really severely” . It is hypocritical of her to state this for it is obvious that if she knew that it is her ain boy she is knocking her position would be wholly different.
The inspector give Mrs Birling a opportunity to alter her positions. by summarizing her address. “No hushing up. eh? ” Mrs Birling persists in her blind grandiloquent attitude. I think this same attitude is used non merely in this instance but in her day-to-day life and is shown to the audience in her behaviour toward Eva. It is dry that Mrs Birling’s sightlessness is non merely lending to Eva’s decease. but is besides unknown to her reprobating her boy. I think that bit by bit the audience becomes cognizant of the sarcasms in the state of affairs. therefore doing the ambiance more cliff-hanging and dramatic.
The usage of phase waies plays an of import portion in assisting the book go more dramatic. By seting adverbs such as “Triumphantly” and “agitated” the Readers are able to see and understand the manner in which the line should be said. and outlines the type of emotion the character is experiencing as they say it. These emotions are brought to life ( from page to phase ) and therefore doing the ambiance more realistic and dramatic.
At terminal of the scene the inspector holds up his manus. by this little slow motion he has such a big alteration in the character reactions. They all stop. Silence. This takes the tenseness to its interrupting point. for it contrasts dramatically with the up to so busy emotional effusions of everybody. Then the lone sound herd is the gap of the front door and Eric come ining. All the tenseness and expectancy is shifted to him as he “meets their inquiring stares. Then the drape falls rapidly. Notice that the drape falls rapidly therefore ends the scene at the interrupting point holding a larger. more dramatic impact on the audience.
To reason. priestly gradual unraveling of the sense of security by utilizing sarcasm. the manner in which he directs the characters and the cliff-hanging manner in which he ends the scene. in my sentiment is what makes the terminal of act two dramatically effectual.