AIC Character-Sheila Birling

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  • Sheila Birling
    • She is initially  pleased and excited at the prospect of her marriage to Gerald Croft
      • However she breaks of the engagement once she finds out that Gerald had an affair with Daisy Renton/Eva Smith
        • She respects Gerald for being honest about what he did to Eva
    • She is distressed when she hears that a young woman had taken her own life
    • She reveals to her family that Eric drinks too much
    • Once she has seen the photo she knows what she had done
    • Reveals that she was responsible for Eva's dismissal from Milwards
      • Once she has seen the photo she knows what she had done
    • She is the only one to recognise that the Inspector can't be lied to
    • She is the character that changes the most during the play
      • The first one to realise that the working class are still people
        • "But these girls aren't cheap labour-they're people"
      • Accepts responsibility for Eva's death
        • "The point is you don't seem to have learnt anything"
        • "I behaved badly too. I know I did. I'm ashamed of it"
    • She see's Eva as a person, rather than a thing that they can control
    • Part of the younger generation that know that they have done wrong
    • Cared most about Eva Smith/Daisy Renton and what her family did to her
    • Originally only cared about appearances
      • "Pretty?"

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