Inspector calls - Social Responsibility

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  • Social Responsibility
    • Mr Birling
      • 'a man has to make his own way-has to look after himself-and his family too'
      • To Eric 'about time you learn a few responsibilities'
      • 'he's admitted he was responsible for the girl's condition'
      • 'there will be a public scandal'
      • 'there's every excuse for what your mother and I did'
      • 'Obviously it has nothing whatever to do with the wretched girl’s suicide'
    • Gerald
      • 'I don't come into this suicide buisness'
      • 'how do we know he showed us the same photograph?'
    • The Inspector
      • 'apologise for what - doing my duty?'
      • final speech
    • Mrs Birling
      • 'I'm very sorry. But I think she had only herself to blame.'
      • 'I consider I did my duty'
      • 'I accept no blame for it at all'
      • 'He should be made an example of'
      • 'I consider it your duty'
      • 'Make sure he’s compelled to confess in public to his responsibility'
    • Sheila
      • '(miserably) So I'm really responsible'
      • 'I behaved badly too. I know I did I'm ashamed of it.
      • 'it doesn't make any real difference, y'know'
    • Eric
      • 'you're beginning to pretend now that nothing's really happened at all'
      • 'I say the girl's dead and we all helped kill her - and that's what matters -'
      • 'it's what happened  to the girl and what we all did to her that matters
    • CONTEXT
      • Inspector goes to the Birlings’ to encourage them to be ?accountable ?for their actions, and to ?take responsibility for others
      • Priestley shows his audience that ?all actions have consequences
      • By looking after others, Priestley suggests society as a whole will ?benefit
      • Play ?condemns ?those in ?power ?for not protecting the people they were supposed to, and for ?leading the country into war without considering whom it would affect
      • Priestley uses the theme of social responsibility to advocate for a ?Welfare State

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