An inspector calls mindmap

A mind map of Eric, Sheila, Mr and Mrs Birling, Gerald and the Inspector.

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  • An Inspector Calls
    • Mrs Birling
      • Ruthless ambition for there children
      • 'Girls of that class"
        • Married below herself
          • Untitled
      • "A rather cold"
        • unfeeling
        • Not a loving mother
        • Treats her children like a commodity
      • She does not change
        • "I did my duty"
    • Sheila
      • "Rather excitable"
        • silly
        • niave
      • "it scares me the way you talk"
        • biggest journey of all, finally given a voice
          • reflects suffragette movement
      • Stops calling them "mummy" and "daddy"
        • no idea about the real world
        • Shows her disgust in her parents
      • cuts in end of act 1
        • takes on inspectors stage directions
        • becomes inspectors voice an a socialist
      • She's jealous of Eva Smith because she is pretty
        • she changes
      • dramatic parallel to Eva
      • does not foreshadow who she's going to be
    • Mr Birling
      • "Rather portentous man"
        • Arrogant
        • full of self imporance
        • Dramatic irony
      • "Heavy looking"
      • Dosen't go on a journey throughout the play. (no change)
      • Won't accept responsibility
      • Ruthless ambition for there children
    • Gerald
      • "Young man about town"
        • Man of high social standing
        • Abuses his power
        • Has money and a title
        • MONEY PROTECTS MONEY
        • Protected by social statue
      • "an attractive chap"
        • Worst thing anyone does to Ava
          • Breaks Eva's heart
            • Makes her fall in love with him
        • Breaks Eva's heart
          • Makes her fall in love with him
      • "Easy well bred"
        • Shows it's not easy for younger generation to change
          • More towards older generation
        • Spends act 3 trying to cover it up
          • Forgets his lesson
        • Treats Eva like an object
          • She is dependant on him
    • Eric
      • "half shy, half assertive"
        • strong personality when drunk
          • does not know who he is
            • foreshadows the way he treats Eva
      • "your not the sort of man a chap can turn to in trouble"
        • stole from family business for eva
        • parents treat him like a child
          • abuses his power
        • grows up over the course of the play
          • By act 3 he takes social responsibility
      • admits being forceful
        • reality
    • Inspector Goole
      • "We don't live alone. We are members of one body"
        • moral message
        • he is classless
      • "calls"
        • deceptive technique
      • reflects telephone call at the begining and end of the play
      • use of emotive and personal langauge
        • describes Eva's as a "pretty" and "lively" girl.
          • use of attractive words to get the audience to be empathetic
            • Priestley uses the inspector as a mouthpeice
          • This sympathy is strengthened by his harsh tone
      • use of shock tactics
        • answers his own questions
          • or answers questions with questions
        • "was it or was it not your influence?"
          • rhetorical question
            • "were you in love with her?"

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