Theme: Wealth, power and influence

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  • Wealth Power and influence
    • Birling's are a wealthy, powerful family. The play begins with them being generally pleased with themselves and their fortunate circumstance.
      • [they have all had a good dinner... pleased with themselves]
    • Throughout the Inspector's investigation, its revealed that they've been using this power immorally
      • Selfish, Capitalist motivations
        • Mr Birling
    • The play demonstrates the corruption implicit within a capitalist economy, with all the wealth and influence concentrated in a small fraction.
      • The small fraction maintain the social hierarchy in order to keep their power, a power so significant that they can choose to, on a petty whim,


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