Mr Birling character mind map

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  • Created on: 24-09-18 21:13
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  • Mr Birling
    • Arrogant
      • Makes long speeches at dinner about things which the audience would know were wrong
        • "there isn't a chance of war"
          • Mr B is wrong on this point and many others including that the titanic is "unsinkable"
    • Patronising views about women
      • makes old-fashioned points about women and how they view clothes and appearance.
        • something to make 'em look prettier
          • shows he objectifies women too.
      • shows he is sexist by suggesting clothes are more important to women than men.
    • Capitalist
      • Mr Birling is a business man ad his main concern s making money.
        • comes across as being greedy
      • "Crofts and Birlings no longer competing but are working together-for lower costs and higher prices"
        • Sees daughters engagement as business opportunity show his greediness.
    • Priestley's views
      • When the play was written after World War II there was no form of welfare from the government to help the poor.
      • Mr b represents greedy business men who only care for themselves.
        • Priestley uses him to show the audience that the Eva Smiths of the world will continue to suffer if people like Birling remain in positions of power.
    • social responsibility
      • Only worried about himself
        • "A man has to mind his own business and look after himself"
      • Dismissive of community and social responsibility

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