An Inspector Calls - Themes

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  • An Inspector Calls: Themes
    • Responsibility
      • Idea of taking the punishment for your action
        • Eric does
      • Idea of everyone looking out for each other
        • Eric and Sheila begin to accept the idea
        • The Birling parents constantly refuse the idea
    • Generations: Young vs Old
      • older generations are the Birling parents
        • The Birling parents constantly refuse the idea
        • refuse the idea of change and responsibility
          • prejudices are so ingrained that its too late to change
      • younger generations are Sheila, Eric and Gerald
        • Accept the ideas of change and responsibility
          • hope that the future generations will create a more equal society
            • Priestley's hopes
    • Love and lust
      • Lust: Eric towards Eva Smith
      • Family love amongst the Birlings
      • Universal love (between everyone)
      • Romantic love: Sheila and Gerald
    • Equal society
      • Audience shown rich way of life through the Birling family
        • contrast
          • accounts of desperate workers
          • way of life working class women had to live
      • Inspector encourages the idea of community
        • Eric and Sheila accept it
          • Accept the ideas of change and responsibility
            • hope that the future generations will create a more equal society
              • Priestley's hopes
        • Their parents refuse community
          • "community and all that nonsense"
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