Sheila Birling Character Map

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  • Created on: 26-11-18 23:43
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  • Sheila Birling
    • Themes that she represents
      • Social Responsibility
        • Herself and Eric - the youngest in the play, are the only ones to take responsibility for their actions
          • Uses the term "squiffy"
      • The Generation Gap
        • Uses the term "squiffy"
        • Herself and Eric - the youngest in the play, are the only ones to take responsibility for their actions
        • Love and Marriage
          • Sheila and Gerald are to be married
        • The Class Divide
          • She doesn't understand how bad the working class's lives are
      • AO2 Terminology
        • Structure
          • Acts
            • Act 1
              • Spoilt
              • Irresponsible
              • Vain
            • Act 2
              • Apologetic
              • She picks up the Inspector's mannerisms
            • Act 3
              • Remorseful
              • Undermines her parents
      • Characteristics
        • Immature
          • Calls her mother "mummy"
        • Insecure
          • Had Eva fired from her job because of her looks
            • "If she had been some miserable creature, I don't suppose I would have done it"
          • Looks to her mother for approval
            • [about the engagement ring] "mummy isn't it a beauty?"
              • Calls her mother "mummy"
        • Intuitive
          • Realises that the inspector already knows everything
        • Moral
          • "but these girls aren't cheap labour - they're people"
            • Key Quotes
              • "No he's giving us the rope - so we'll hang ourselves"
        • Strong-minded
          • "I don't believe I will - so you be careful"
      • Relationship with Eva
        • Uses her social Class to have her fired
          • Takes responsibility for her actions
            • Social Responsibility
              • "I'm ashamed of it"
        • Key Quotes
          • "No he's giving us the rope - so we'll hang ourselves"

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