Mrs Birling

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  • Sybil Birling
    • Characteristics
      • Predjudice
        • "As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!"
      • Proud
        • "I was the only one of you who didn't give into him"
      • Traditional
        • "When you're married you'll realised"
        • Follows the rules of etiquette
          • Being polite will improve her family's status
            • Always reminds her family to have better manners
      • Cruel
        • "I used my influence to have it refused"
        • Lack of understanding of how others live
          • refers to Eva Smith as "girls of that sort"
      • "Rather cold woman and her husbands social superior"
    • Sybil and Eva
      • When the inspector interrogates her, she refuses to admit any wrong doing in turning away Eva's plea for help
        • Puts the blame on the father until she realises it was Eric.
          • Hypocrite
            • Dismisses Gerald's affair as being disgusting
              • Forgetting and praising Gerald for settling the issue by declaring that Goole wasn't a real inspector
        • Never accepts that it was her fault
          • "I was the only one of you who didn't give into him"
  • Characteristics
    • Predjudice
      • "As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!"
    • Proud
      • "I was the only one of you who didn't give into him"
    • Traditional
      • "When you're married you'll realised"
      • Follows the rules of etiquette
        • Being polite will improve her family's status
          • Always reminds her family to have better manners
    • Cruel
      • "I used my influence to have it refused"
      • Lack of understanding of how others live
        • refers to Eva Smith as "girls of that sort"
    • "Rather cold woman and her husbands social superior"
  • When the inspector interrogates her, she refuses to admit any wrong doing in turning away Eva's plea for help
    • Puts the blame on the father until she realises it was Eric.
      • Hypocrite
        • Dismisses Gerald's affair as being disgusting
          • Forgetting and praising Gerald for settling the issue by declaring that Goole wasn't a real inspector
    • Never accepts that it was her fault
      • "I was the only one of you who didn't give into him"
  • Could be argued that Mrs Birling's refusal was the final straw leading to Eva's suicide
    • Sybil and Eva

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