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  • An Inspector Calls
    • The Inspector
      • The Inspector massively takes charge.
      • The Inspector is the driving force of the play.
      • The  Inspectors calling is pretty ominous.
      • His language is emotive and personal.
      • The Inspector uses shock tactics.
    • Sheila Birling
      • Sheila seems to be different from the rest of her family.
      • Sheila's language makes her seem childish at first.
        • but Sheila's more mature than the audience first think.
      • Sheila has moral standards.
      • The Inspector's revelations change her for good.
      • Sheila becomes a bit  like the Inspector herself.
    • Eric Birling
      • Eric Birling is a troublesome son.
      • Priestly drops hints that Eric isn't all right.
      • Eric's  been hiding some dirty secrets.
        • Eric's not the only one...
      • He's the only one to have serious consequence.
      • Eric is a villain and a victim.
    • Gerald Croft
      • Gerald Croft is an eligible bachelor.
      • Gerald's got a rosy future ahead of him
        • but his future that looks an awful lot like Arthur Birling.
      • Gerald's language shows he doesn't feel sorry for his actions.
      • He thinks he's done nothing wrong.
      • Geralds's not simply good or bad.
    • Eva Smith
      • Eva smith is  central to the play's message.
      • The Birlings take away all of Eva's sources of income.
      • She never sought revenge, so the inspector does it for her.
      • Eva Smith is a sort of everyman.
      • Eva Smith =  Daisy Renton.
    • Arthur Birling
      • Arthur Birling seems to be pretty pleased with himself.
      • He's a successful and ambitious businessman.
      • He won't accept responsibility for the death of Eva smith.
      • Birling likes to be respected- he wants to be in control.
      • Birling uses authoritative language to be in control.
      • Underneath it all, Birling is an anxious man.
    • Sybil  Birling
      • Sybil lives by strict standards.
      • Sybil is Mr Birling's "social superior".
      • Sybil Birling is proud of her social status.
      • Mrs Birling doesn't change.
      • Sybil supports charity- but she's not very charitable.
      • Stage directions shows Mrs Birling has her mind made up.
  • Arthur Birling
    • Arthur Birling seems to be pretty pleased with himself.
    • He's a successful and ambitious businessman.
    • He won't accept responsibility for the death of Eva smith.
    • Birling likes to be respected- he wants to be in control.
    • Birling uses authoritative language to be in control.
    • Underneath it all, Birling is an anxious man.
  • Sybil  Birling
    • Sybil lives by strict standards.
    • Sybil is Mr Birling's "social superior".
    • Sybil Birling is proud of her social status.
    • Mrs Birling doesn't change.
    • Sybil supports charity- but she's not very charitable.
    • Stage directions shows Mrs Birling has her mind made up.

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