Mr Birling

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  • Mr Birling
    • Physical description
      • 'Heavy looking, rather portentous man'
      • Uses his big, threatening size because he wants to intimidate the inspector
        • Uses his reputation and social status to threaten the Inspector
          • Inspector is unfazed by Mr Birling which irritates A
    • Doesn't let sentiment get in the way of whatever needs to be done to succeed.
  • Frequently reminds everyone of his achievements
    • 'I was Lord Mayor here two years ago... there's a very good chance of knighthood'
      • Mr Birling
        • Physical description
          • 'Heavy looking, rather portentous man'
          • Uses his big, threatening size because he wants to intimidate the inspector
            • Uses his reputation and social status to threaten the Inspector
              • Inspector is unfazed by Mr Birling which irritates A
        • Doesn't let sentiment get in the way of whatever needs to be done to succeed.
    • Very proud of his standing in society.
      • 'I'm a public man'
        • Expects respect, he's a member of town council
  • Rely's on money which he has made
    • Social Status
      • He is hard to sympathise with his opinions- only concerned with his family's status and wealth.
  • He is pleased with Sheila's engagement
    • Marrying Gerald will increase and maintain her social status.
    • Social Status
      • He is hard to sympathise with his opinions- only concerned with his family's status and wealth.
  • Ironic speeches- play was written after WW2 and the titanic
    • 'Germans don't want war... the Titanic... absolutely unsinkable'
      • Germans played a key part in WW2, effective use of dramatic irony within the audience.
  • 'She'd had a lot to say - far too much...'
    • Birling sacked Eva because she lead the factory strikes and demanded a pay rise.
      • Did not consider her personal circumstance.Lack of compassion
      • Does not apologise or admit he had any part in Eva's death.

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