The Question and Answer section for An Inspector Calls is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Inspector Goole is sharp and subtle. He is able to inhabit the conscience of the other characters without appearing to have an agenda. Priestley leaves the precise nature of his character ambiguous, and it can be interpreted in various ways....
The mood in the dining room at the opening of Act II is one of tension. Gerald and Sheila are having a heated discussion about why Gerald believes she should leave for the duration of the Inspector's questions.
Mr. Birling is pretentious towards the Inspector. He attempts to make the inspector feel lower than him. The inspector, however, is able to manipulate Mr. Birling's prejudices quite effectively.