Gerald Croft Character Profile

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  • Gerald Croft
    • He is an eligible bachelor and at the beginning seems a good catch for Sheila
      • He is respectable: 'the easy well-bred young man-about-town'
        • He is upper class: 'Landed people and so forth'
      • He is a liar: 'I wasn't telling you a complete lie'
      • Is traditional: 'I should say so!' whilst agreeing with Mr Birling
    • Gerald has a good future ahead of him
      • From an old country family with a firm he will probably take over and is relaxed and comfortable in the company unlike Eric
      • His future looks a lot like Birling's
      • He is a younger version of Birling, agreeing with politics and women and supports the sacking of Eva
    • Gerald's language shows he is not sorry for his actions
      • He is the first person to use the word 'hoax' and is keen to prove the Inspector a fake to clear his name
      • He tells Sheila: 'Everything's all right now, Sheila' showing he hasn't learnt his lesson
    • The inspector points out his hypocrisy: He thinks women ought to be protected against unpleasant and disturbing things but ththings, thinking of Sheila but does these things to Eva


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