YMMV / An Inspector Calls

  • Anvilicious: Goole's soliloquy at the end, although one may feel that Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
  • OhCrap: Shiela's reaction to her mother's speech about how the father of Eva's child should take responsibility for his actions could be considered this, as well as Mrs Birling once the Inspector delivers a Wham Line.
  • Strawman: Mr Birling, representing the bourgeoisie. Priestley does everything possible to stack the deck against him, such as using the sinking of the Titanic and the outbreak of the First World War as illustrations of his complacency. In early 1912, nobody was expecting the Titanic to sink, and it wouldn't have been crazy to expect there not to be a war.