An Inspector Calls - Social Responsibility

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  • Social Responsibility
    • Mr Birling
      • "A man has to make his own way - has to look after himself." Act 1
      • "All mixed up together like bees in a hive - community and all that nonsense." Act 1
      • "(angrily to Eric) You're the one I blame for this." Act 3
    • Sheila
      • "(Miserably) So I'm really responsible?"  Act 1
      • "I know I'm to blame, and I'm desperately sorry" Act 2
      • "I suppose we're all nice people now." Act 3
    • Mrs Birling
      • "Though naturally I know nothing about this girl" Act 2
      • "I told him quite plainly that I thought I had done no more than my duty." Act 3
      • "I think she had only herself to blame. "Act 2
      • "Go and look for the father of the child. It's his responsibility." Act 2
    • Eric
      • "You're not the kind of father a chap could go to when he's in trouble." Act 2
      • "It's what happened to the girl and what we all did to her that matters." Act 3
      • "This girl's still dead." Act 3
      • "And I say the girl's dead and we all helped to kill her." Act 3
      • "He could. He could have kept her on..." Act 1
    • Inspector Goole
      • "One Eva Smith has gone, but there are milions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us" Act 3, final speech
      • "We are responsible for each other." Act 3
      • ""If men will not learn their lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish." Act 3, final speech
      • "Each of you helped to kill her" Act 3
      • "We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other." Act 3, final speech
        • Directly contrasts with Mr Birling's "a man has to look after himself."
      • "Public men... have responsibilities as well as privileges." Act 2
    • Gerald
      • "But how do you know it's the same girl?" Act 3 (trying to avoid situation)
      • "But is it a fact? " (that she's dead) Act 3


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