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Mr Birling's and Eric Birling's relationship notes

Eric feels as though he can't go to his father when in trouble.

BIRLING: `Why didn't you come to me when you found yourself in this mess? ...
ERIC: `Because you're not the kind of father a chap could go to when he's…

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In Act 2 we don't know whether it could be Eric the father of Eva Smith's child
however, Eric fits the description of the father of the unborn child as

I. He is described as being young
II.He is `silly and wild' and we have seen Eric act like this…

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BIRLING: ` You! You don't seem to care about anything. But I care. I was almost
certain for a knighthood in the next Honours list.'

ERIC: (laughing) `Oh- for God's sake! What does this it matter now whether they give
you a knighthood now.'

Eric is at breaking point and…

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