Quotes for An Inspector Calls

Covering all major characters apart from the Inspector himself, sorry. There is enough space in the upper right corner to hole punch these cards once printed to create quote cards to help you revise. Most interlinked themes are in bold, the cards have some brief analysis involved and they cover each character included throughout the play. Hope they help!

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Mrs Birling `About fifty, a rather cold
woman and her husband's
`Arthur, you're not
supposed to say such things.'-
(To Inspector Goole) `You
know of course that my
AIC QUOTES - ENG. social superior'- stage
direction-she is a snob and very
She is irritated by his social gaffe
of praising…

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`She was claiming elaborate `I blame the young man. He `What did she reply to that? `But I accept no blame for
fine feelings and scruples that ought to be dealt with very ... Oh, a lot of silly nonsense.'- it at all'. - She is stubborn and
were simply…

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Spoilt, indulgent and
unjustly arrogant. But he
is liked.
`I didn't feel about her as ` in that case ­ as I'm `Everything's all right `My God! Sorry - I - well,
she felt about rather more ­ now Sheila. I've suddenly
me.'- He was aware that upset ­ by…

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give and help in terms of
(Sheila to Eric) "You're squiffy" - (Gerald about Eric) `I have gathered `Why shouldn't they try for higher `I was in that state when a chap
Shows Eric/ Sheila's brother/ sister he does drink pretty hard.'- he is a wages?'- He supports the…

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No one really knows
`(shouting) we all helped to
her.'- he knows his part in the
him/helps him/loves him- Sheila Birling `a pretty girl in her early
twenties, very pleased with life
tragedy and he is trying to make his
parents and Gerald see, and take
father calls him…

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(To Gerald) `(Cutting in)...You `And I know I'm to blame - `we all started like that ­ so `(slowly, carefully now) you mustn't
listened to that nice story about me. and I'm desperately sorry.'- The confident, so pleased with try to build up a kind of wall
I got that…

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`(flaring up) I'm not being. If `Don't you see, if all that's `But that won't bring Eva `flaring up) Well, he inspected
you want to know, it's you two come out tonight is true, then Smith back to life, will it?'- us all right. And don't let's
who are being…

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`community and all that `a man has to mind his own business `I know the Brumley police `This is Gerald Croft, the son
nonsense'- Responsibility he and look out for himself and his officers pretty well'- Shows he of Sir George Croft'-
doesn't want he only cares for own.'- Birling's…

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`The whole story's just a lot of `You'll have a good laugh over `the famous younger generation `That was the police. A girl has
moonshine.'- Thinks the Inspector it yet.' ­ He is still naïve, he who know it all.'- He uses just died ­ on her way to the…


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