J.B. Priestley creates dramatic tension in his 1945 play, ‘An Inspector Calls’, with didactic purposes to question how the society deals with individuals and their own problems. The growth of tension between the characters on stage are mirrored in reader’s awareness between the rich and the poor. It is clearly to see that Priestley is able to criticize society throughout the characters on stage with his form of speech, structure and the character’s language.
This meant that he could take advantage of the social regimes and tension was described when he wrote the play in 1945, at the end of the World War II. As the play written during that time, it helps Priestley to take advantage of creating tension by questioning conservative policies and categorizing classes.