Differences in attitudes between generations

how does preistly present the difference in attitudes between the generations in an inspector calls?

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  • how does priestly show the difference in attitudes between the generations in an inspector calls?
    • younger generation more open to ideas from the inspector.
      • mrs B: you seem to have made a great impression on this child, inspector.
    • adults pretend everything is okay- but younger generation change
      • Sheila: "so there's nothing to be sorry for, nothing to learn. we can all go on behaving just as we did"
        • she has learnt, trying to convince her family
        • priestly makes audience like her
        • almost taken on inspectors role
    • Gerald in between feels guilt but then goes back
      • " everythings all right Sheila. how about this ring?"
        • goes back to old ways - audience dislike him again
        • "everythings all right" doesn't think about girl - shes not alright. but its fine for him as it was all fake...
        • acting like it never happened. thinks sheila will take him back after hearing about his affair.
      • "sorry- I - well, I've suddenly realized - taken it in properly - that she's dead."
        • pauses in speech show genuine feeling
        • shock "suddenly" guilt thought about consequence of actions
        • makes audience like Gerald because he realizes that he was wrong
    • younger generation disgusted with adults
      • Sheila: "(passionately) youre pretending everythings just as it was before."
        • "pretending" fake façade
        • "before" sounds like a long period of time has past. only hours really
        • could link with before and after war attitudes.
    • eric and Sheila accept resposibility
      • Eric: "whoever that chap was, the fact remains that I did what I did"
        • doesn't matter if the inspector is real he still now he has done wrong
        • "remains" they still did it, their actions didn't leave with the inspector
        • "fact" shows that inspector may not be real but the events were.
      • Sheila: "(bitterly) I know. I had her turned out of a job. I started it."
        • angry at herself because she knows shes done wrong
        • feels really guilty. "I know" shows acceptance
        • feels so bad says "I started it" when she actually didn't.
          • almost accepting families responsibility as well as her own.
      • adults reluctant to accept responsibility
        • how does priestly show the difference in attitudes between the generations in an inspector calls?
          • younger generation more open to ideas from the inspector.
            • mrs B: you seem to have made a great impression on this child, inspector.
          • adults pretend everything is okay- but younger generation change
            • Sheila: "so there's nothing to be sorry for, nothing to learn. we can all go on behaving just as we did"
              • she has learnt, trying to convince her family
              • priestly makes audience like her
              • almost taken on inspectors role
          • Gerald in between feels guilt but then goes back
            • " everythings all right Sheila. how about this ring?"
              • goes back to old ways - audience dislike him again
              • "everythings all right" doesn't think about girl - shes not alright. but its fine for him as it was all fake...
              • acting like it never happened. thinks sheila will take him back after hearing about his affair.
            • "sorry- I - well, I've suddenly realized - taken it in properly - that she's dead."
              • pauses in speech show genuine feeling
              • shock "suddenly" guilt thought about consequence of actions
              • makes audience like Gerald because he realizes that he was wrong
          • younger generation disgusted with adults
            • Sheila: "(passionately) youre pretending everythings just as it was before."
              • "pretending" fake façade
              • "before" sounds like a long period of time has past. only hours really
              • could link with before and after war attitudes.
          • eric and Sheila accept resposibility
            • Eric: "whoever that chap was, the fact remains that I did what I did"
              • doesn't matter if the inspector is real he still now he has done wrong
              • "remains" they still did it, their actions didn't leave with the inspector
              • "fact" shows that inspector may not be real but the events were.
            • Sheila: "(bitterly) I know. I had her turned out of a job. I started it."
              • angry at herself because she knows shes done wrong
              • feels really guilty. "I know" shows acceptance
              • feels so bad says "I started it" when she actually didn't.
                • almost accepting families responsibility as well as her own.
            • adults reluctant to accept responsibility
              • mrs B: "ive done nothing im ashamed of"
                • mrs B: but I accept no blame for it at all."
                  • "no blame" / "nothing" -  doesn't feel the slightest bit of guilt
                    • mrs B: "ive done nothing im ashamed of"
                      • mrs B: but I accept no blame for it at all."
                        • "no blame" / "nothing" -  doesn't feel the slightest bit of guilt
            • adults are right wing - children are left
              • mr birling: "a man has to make his own way - has to look after himself"
                • very right wing ideas.
                • "himself" extremely selfish no consideration of others
                • shows priestly. Priestley hated right wing ideas and makes us dislike the birling's so the audience would dislike ideas.
              • eric: why wouldn't they try for higher wages? we try for the higest possible prices."
                • enquiry - asking questions new generation to make a change?
                • they - refer to lower class. we refers to themselves shows divide
                • "try" suggests an attempt but not reality.,
            • older generation care more about social status than their wrong doing
              • mr birling : "you must give me a list of those accounts. ive got to cover this up as soon as I can."
                • "cover this up" try and protect his social image
                • "as soon as I can" try to prevent any damage to status
                • cares more about business than about girl
                • accounts - still cares for money
              • eric  : "and I say the girls dead and we all helped to kill her - and that's what matters-"
                • he knows the girl matters
                • understands that actions have consequences
                • although they didn't physically kill her, he now understand the direct link between the way you treat a person and the effect that has on them.
            • divide on view of social structure
              • mrs B: "as if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!"
                • "that sort" very rude and stereotypical
                • "that sort" also sugeests shes looking down on her.
                • exclamation mark could suggest she finds it shocking or is laughing
                • "as if" quite shocked
              • sheila: "(slowly, carefuly now) you musnt try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl."
                • "wall" a solid barrier between that cant be crossed easily
                • sheilas beginning to understand left wing ideas
                • "us and that girl" should no longer exist - now all of us together
      • adults are right wing - children are left
        • mr birling: "a man has to make his own way - has to look after himself"
          • very right wing ideas.
          • "himself" extremely selfish no consideration of others
          • shows priestly. Priestley hated right wing ideas and makes us dislike the birling's so the audience would dislike ideas.
        • eric: why wouldn't they try for higher wages? we try for the higest possible prices."
          • enquiry - asking questions new generation to make a change?
          • they - refer to lower class. we refers to themselves shows divide
          • "try" suggests an attempt but not reality.,
      • older generation care more about social status than their wrong doing
        • mr birling : "you must give me a list of those accounts. ive got to cover this up as soon as I can."
          • "cover this up" try and protect his social image
          • "as soon as I can" try to prevent any damage to status
          • cares more about business than about girl
          • accounts - still cares for money
        • eric  : "and I say the girls dead and we all helped to kill her - and that's what matters-"
          • he knows the girl matters
          • understands that actions have consequences
          • although they didn't physically kill her, he now understand the direct link between the way you treat a person and the effect that has on them.
      • divide on view of social structure
        • mrs B: "as if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!"
          • "that sort" very rude and stereotypical
          • "that sort" also sugeests shes looking down on her.
          • exclamation mark could suggest she finds it shocking or is laughing
          • "as if" quite shocked
        • sheila: "(slowly, carefuly now) you musnt try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl."
          • "wall" a solid barrier between that cant be crossed easily
          • sheilas beginning to understand left wing ideas
          • "us and that girl" should no longer exist - now all of us together
    • "ashamed" feels her actions were worthy and didn't do anything wrong.

      Comments

      Paul Dutton


      A great mind map which concentrates on a key theme of the play, generational differences. Plenty of useful quotes included.

      qendresaduraku

      where is the rest of the mind map the edges have been cut off 

      Matt-James

      lol

      Matt-James

      maybe try pressing the button in the bottom left of the picture? :)

      moon1234

      really helpful

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