Mrs Birling - Power
Calls the Inspector 'impertinant'
Mrs Birling - Responsibility
'I still don't feel responsible'
'Then he'd be entirley responsible' (dramatic irony - talking about Eric)
Mrs Birling - Class
'A girl of that sort' (Eva Smith)
Mrs Birling - Remorse/Guilt
'I accept no blame for it'
The Inspector - Power
'an imperession of massiveness, solidity and purposefulness [...] he speaks carefully, weightly and has a disconcerting habit of looking hard at the person he addresses before actually speaking'
The Inspector - Class
'it would do us all a bit of good if we tried to put ourselves in the place of these young women counting their pennies in their dingy little back bedrooms.'
The Inspector - Responsibility
'I'm waiting - to do my duty.'
'The time will come soon when,if men will not learn (their) lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish'
The Inspector - Remorse/Guilt
'He's giving us enough rope - so that we'll hang ourselves'
The Inspector - Generations
'You seem to have made a great imperession on this child, Inspector [...] We often do on the young ones. They're more imperessionable.'
Mr Birling - Power
'I don't like that tone' (to the Inspector)
Mr Birling - Class
'Provincial in his speech' (he has married into a higher class - his social superior)
'It's exactly the same port your father gets' (to Gerald)
Mr Birling - Responsibility
'A man has to make his own way'
He has no time for 'community and all that nonsense'
Mr Birling - Generation
'This is one of the happiest nights of my life' (To see Shelia get married) - Sees the younger generation as there for just more money.
Sheila - Power
'You used your power as the daughter of a good customer [...] to punish the girl'
Shelia - Class
'But these girls aren't just cheap labour, they're people'
Sheila - Responsibility
'So i'm really responsible?'
'I was in a furious temper'
'It was all my fault'
'- and i've been so happy tonight. Oh, i wish you hadn't told me.' (neive at the beginning of the play - just wanted to enjoy her night and it got ruined by the inspector)
Sheila - Remorse/Guilt
'It frightens me the way you talk' (to the others - apart from Eric - not feeling guilty)
Sheila - Generations
'So there's nothing to be sorry for, nothing to learn. We can all go on behaving exactly like we did.' - Being sarcastic in a hope to change her parents minds and make them feel guilty.
Eric - Class
'Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?'
Eric - Responsibility
'Oh - my God! - how stupid it all is'
Eric - Remorse/Guilt
'And i say we all helped to kill her'
'We did her in alright'
Eric - Generations
'I'm ashamed of you'
Gerald - Power
'You were the wonderful Fairy Prince - you must have adored it'
'I didn't feel about her as she felt about me'
'I didn't install her there so that I could make love to her'
Gerald - Responsibility
'Everything's alright now Sheila. What about this ring?'
Gerald - Class
'We're respectable citizens, not criminals'
Gerald - Remorse/Guilt
'I've suddenly realised - taken it in properly - that she's dead.'