Mr Birling

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  • Mr Birling
    • He is proud of his achievements
      • Boats about being mayor three times to try and impress the Inspector
    • He is aware of his social superiors
      • Shows off about the port to Gerald "Its exactly the same port your father gets"
    • He is optimistic about the future "unsinkable absolutely unsinkable"
      • Creates dramatic irony. We begin to doubt his judgement
    • He has  power and authority
      • "I've half a mind to report you"
    • Protects his family
      • "Why the devil do you want to go upsetting the child like that?"
    • "Still I can't accept any responsibility"
    • "And you better keep quiet anyhow. If that had been a police officer..."


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