Equality

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  • Equality
    • Social class
      • Birlings treatment of Eva Smith when she  asked for a pay rise
        • 'I REFUSED OF COURSE'
          • 'OF COURSE'
            • Natural act to consider profit and self-interest before other people
          • Short sentence suggesting obvious basic intinct of Mr Birling- requires no explanation
      • Eric rapes Eva Smith
        • Eric acts a metaphor for Capitalist exploitation against working class
        • Eva Smith by surname alone represents the common worker blacksmith, goldsmith
          • There are many other girls who experience same exploitation
    • Inspector
      • Disregards inequality
        • interrupts Birling by 'CUTTING IN MASSIVELY'
          • Contempt for Mr Birling -by extention the capitalist values which he represent
            • As a character who the audience agrees with, we are made to believe in Priestley's socialist views
      • Powerful social and political message, Priestley's mouthpiece
        • Disregards inequality
          • interrupts Birling by 'CUTTING IN MASSIVELY'
            • Contempt for Mr Birling -by extention the capitalist values which he represent
              • As a character who the audience agrees with, we are made to believe in Priestley's socialist views
      • Social responsibilty to be fair
        • warned to be taught in 'FIRE, BLOOD AND ANGUISH'
          • May refer to WW2, put aside social conflicts and fight together
          • 'fire'=hell - pay for sins in afterlife
          • 'blood' and 'anguish' may refer to the social revolution
          • This dipiction of a horrible end - Inspectors last attempt to sway the Birling's

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