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  • Mr Birling
    • QUOTES
      • 'heavy-looking, rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech.'
        • Birling's size help to give him a threatening appearance
      • ‘Now you have brought us together, and perhaps we may look forward to    a time when Crofts and Birlings are no longer competing but are working together – for lower costs and higher prices. ’
      • ‘I’m a public man’
        • Trying to threaten and intimidate the Inspector. He expects respect
      • (unhappily) Look, Inspector - I'd give thousands - yes, thousands -'
        • Trying to bribe his was out of a scandal
      • 'A hard headed man of bussiness'
        • Thinks of himself as a man who does well in business, does whatever he needs to succeed
    • DRAMATIC IRONY
      • Birling talks about how unsinkable the Titanic is, but it sinks
    • LANGUAGE
      • Birling speaks using language of business. Repeating the idea of being a hard headed man of business.
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    • UNDER-CURRENTS
      • Mr Birling and Mrs Birling
        • She's socially superior and constanty reminds her husband of what she considers appropriate behaviour
      • Birling's and the Croft's
        • Birling feels stood up ad Sir and Lady Croft didnt attent the engagement meal
    • 7 DEADLY SINS
      • Pride- he is too bothered about his family's reputation and their name to be concerned about Eva's death
      • Geed- He sacked Eva just to save himself a little money
    • STAGE DIRECTIONS
      • 'Portentous'
        • Unable to see what will happen in the future
      • 'Provincial in speech'
        • Suggests he's a self-made man of bussiness
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  • Mr Birling and Eric
    • Eric tries to stand up to his father, but Birling doesn't listen to him
    • UNDER-CURRENTS
      • Mr Birling and Mrs Birling
        • She's socially superior and constanty reminds her husband of what she considers appropriate behaviour
      • Birling's and the Croft's
        • Birling feels stood up ad Sir and Lady Croft didnt attent the engagement meal

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