An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls SR
Plot
The Birling family are spending a happy evening celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald
Croft a marriage that will result in the merging of two successful local businesses. Until a surprise
visit from an Inspector Goole who is investigating the suicide of a young girl.
Few signs that not everything is perfect Mr Birling is a bit too anxious to impress Gerald, Eric
seems rather nervous and Sheila playfully rebukes Gerald for not having come near her the
previous summer, there is a happy, lighthearted atmosphere
Act 1
Ladies leave the men to their port, Mr Birling has a 'man to man' chat with Gerald and Eric, telling them
that a man needs to look after himself and his own family and not worry about the wider community.
Then door bell rings, Inspector Goole enters, an impressive, serious man whom none of them has
heard of.

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Age
The Old (Mr and Mrs Birling) The Young (Sheila and Eric)
The old are set in their ways. They are utterly confident The young are open to new ideas. This is first seen early in
that they are right and they see the young as foolish. Act 1 when both Eric and Sheila express sympathy for the
strikers - an idea which horrifies Birling, who can only think
of production costs and ignores the human side of the
issue.…read more

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