An Inspectors calls act 1 until the Inspectors entrance

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  • Act 1 up to inspectors entrance.
    • Birling's symbolism
      • Rich
      • Rude
      • Thirsty for appreciation (especially from Gerald)
      • Class obsession
    • Edwardian youth
      • Eric is mature
      • Eric lives an upper-class '*******' lifestyle
      • He will be serving at war in a few years.
    • Structure (What happens- why at the beginning?)
      • Birling demonstrates his naivety in his monologues
        • ''absolutely unsinkable''
        • ''The Germans dont want war.''
        • irritates the 1945 audience who have hindsight
      • Class divides introduced.
      • Sheila and Eric's characters are introduced with a 1945 mindset.
      • Birling tells of new years honors list.
        • Foreshadows the trouble he will be in.
    • Themes
      • Age divide
        • Birling &  Mrs Birling have 1912 views
        • Sheila and Eric have more 1945 views
      • Change- 1912/1945
      • Class system
      • Man owns his wife in 1912
        • Birling and Mrs Birling
        • Gerald and Sheila
          • Gerald chooses Sheilas ring

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