An Inspector Calls:Responsibility

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  • An Inspector Calls: Responsibility by Renee Mattis English H/W
    • Priestly supports the idea of Socialism-we must be responsible for our own actions.
    • Each member of the Birling family has a different attitude to responsibility.
    • The Inspector wanted each member of the family to share the responsibility of Eva's death.
      • He says "each of you helped to kill her."
    • The Inspector is talking about the audience taking responsibility for our actions.
    • Everyone is a part of "one body".
    • Everyone is linked together.
    • The younger characters take responsibility while the older characters don't.
    • At the beginning of the play, Mr. Birling gives his view of responsibility in his long speech.
    • The Inspector gives his explanation of responsibility before he leaves.
    • The Insepctor says: "We don't live alone. We are all members of one body. We are responsible for each other."
    • Mr and Mrs Birling take no responsibility
    • Sheila knows what she did was wrong
    • Gerald shares the same views as Mrs Birling.
    • Mrs Birling and Mr Birling believe in Socialism-one man for himself
    • Mr Birling blames Eva
    • Mrs Birling blames Eva
    • Gerald blames himself
    • Sheila blames herself
    • Priestley wants us to be responsible for our actions
    • The Inspector is Priestley's mouthpiece and voice
    • All the characters have to take responsibility for Eva's death


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