Mrs Birling

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  • Mrs Birling
    • Wife of Arthur Birling and the mother of Sheila and Eric Birling
    • Prominent member of the Brumley Women's Charity Organisation
    • Adopts a superior tone with the Inspector
    • Is disgusted when she learns that Daisy Renton was Gerald's mistress but forgets about it when she thinks that a scandal has been avoided
    • Uses her influence to prevent the pregnant Eva Smith from receiving  help from her charity
    • She thinks that Eva Smith and the father of the unborn child are to blame for Eva Smith's death, before she realises that Eric is the father
    • Claims that she was the only one who 'stood up' to the Inspector's questioning
    • Sanctimonious
      • "She was claiming elaborate fine feelings and scruples that were simply absurd in a girl of her position"
    • Unabashed
      • "I did nothing I'm ashamed of"
    • Traditionalist
      • "I think Sheila and I had better go to the drawing room and leave you men-"
    • Prudish
      • "It's disgusting to me" - relating to Gerald's affair
    • Classist
      • "Girls of that class"

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