An Inspector calls characters

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  • Characters in An Inspector Calls
    • Edna
      • She is the lowest status of al the characters seen on stage, so says the least and is not on stage very much
    • Mr Birling
    • Mrs Birling
      • Extremely prejudice against the lower classes and believes her status makes her correct.
      • Refuses to accept any responsibility or guilt for their actions
        • Mr Birling
      • Blind to the consequences of his actions and the effect on others
    • Sheila Birling
    • Eric Birling
      • Shows the younger generation is hope for the future because by accepting responsibility and feeling guilt
      • Young and foolish. He drinks way too much and doesn't think about the consequences of his actions.
    • Gerald Croft
      • Understands how sheila feels, but doesn't feel much guilt when they find out no girl had committed suicide
    • Inspector Goole
      • He is a catalyst that starts Shielas and Eric's knew way of thinking
    • Eva Smith/ Daisy Renton
      • Eva Smith is just a regular name, like john smith, to show what happened to her was not uncommon.
      • She could have been one person, or lots of people
      • Invisibly dominates the action, as she is never actually seen.
      • Depicted as an innocent victim, who is illustrated by the inspector as easy prey
  • Mrs Birling
    • Extremely prejudice against the lower classes and believes her status makes her correct.
    • Refuses to accept any responsibility or guilt for their actions
      • Blind to the consequences of his actions and the effect on others
    • Goole is used as an obvious pun on ghoul. He can be seem as a spirit sent on behalf of the dead girl, or a form of cosmic police man.
      • Inspector Goole
        • He is a catalyst that starts Shielas and Eric's knew way of thinking
    • He is a voice of social conscience, with a very strong presence in the play, making the characters unwillingly confess.
      • Invisibly dominates the action, as she is never actually seen.
      • Depicted as an innocent victim, who is illustrated by the inspector as easy prey
      • She could have been one person, or lots of people
      • Edna always acts timid and as if she is not supposed to be in the room with the Birlings, because she is of a lower class
        • Edna
          • She is the lowest status of al the characters seen on stage, so says the least and is not on stage very much

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