Mr Birling

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  • mr birling
    • personality
      • self conscious
        • 'Your mother...thought you might have done better for yourself, socially'
          • links to him being of lower class than his wife
      • oblivious
        • 'the Germans don't want war'
        • 'unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable'
        • shows how oblivious capitalists are and unaware of what is going on around them. mistrust in them
      • arrogant
        • 'I was lord mayor'
        • 'I happen to know the Brumley police'
        • 'this wont do us much good at the inquest'
        • shows capitalists only care about themselves
    • attitude towards women
      • disrespectful
        • 'tell chef from me'
          • women should do everything for men
          • like an order. men in control of women at this time. patriarchal society
        • 'run along sheila'
          • like a child
          • orders
        • 'the wretched girl's suicide'
        • 'we have thousands of women coming in and out'
          • not important enough to remember or pay attention to
    • attitude towards the poor/ socialism
      • 'community and all that nonsense'
      • 'mixed up together like bees in a hive'
      • 'she had too much to say, far too much'
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      • 'working for lower costs and higher prices'
      • ridiculous
      • 'a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own'
      • 'if you dont come down hard on these people, they'd soon be asking for the earth'


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