Inspector Calls- Mrs Birling

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  • Created on: 11-10-16 17:24
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  • Sybil Birling
    • 'She was claiming elaborate fine feelings... simply absurd in a girl in her position'
      • As though Eva can't have emotions
      • Shows prejudice against the lower classes
      • She is very snooty, looks down on the lower classes.
      • Theme: Class Divide
    • 'In the morning they'll be as amused as we are'
      • Thinks that it's funny now she knows the won't get in trouble
      • Forgets the events were real and still happened
      • Only worried about their reputation, not Eva Smith.
      • 'Morning' is as though it'll be forgotten overnight - it is nothing to her and she has already moved on.
      • Cold, unfeeling and rude.
      • Themes: Class differences/ Generation Divide
        • Eric and Sheila see the issue but they don't
    • 'You know of course that my husband was Lord Mayor only 2 years ago'
      • Impressing her upper-class status upon Inspector
        • Thinks she should be treated superior as she is wealthier
      • Uses her husband's credentials as men were treated better and were more influential
      • Theme: Class Divide

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