- The traditional views of the Labour Party. Views of Clement Attlee in 1945. Caused the foundation of the National Health Service.
- Views personified in the play by the Inspector, which suggests that they are well-informed, serious and important. Younger characters come to share them.
- The views of J.B Prietsly (who wrote the play), George Bernard Shaw and H.G Wells.
- Has an attitude of 'You should share your wealth, if you are enough to be rich, with those who aren't.'
- A set of beliefs represented by the character of Inspector Goole. This set of beliefs is very much criticised and made to look unfair by Birling in the play.
- This set of beliefs is portrayed favourably in the play. Suggests that the rich should support the poor, and pay higher taxes, related to how much they earn.
- Proposes the idea of living together as a community, all looking out for and protecting each other.
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- A set of beliefs represented by the character of Mr Birling.
- Describes people like George Bernard Shaw, H.G Wells and J.B Priestly as 'cranks' (an insult).
- Has an attitude of 'You've worked hard to earn your money, and you should be allowed to keep it all'.
- Suggests that the poor should work harder so that they can become rich. All people should pay roughly the same amount of tax.
- The traditional views of the Conservative Party. The views of Winston Churchill in 1945.
- Proposes the idea of individual responsibility, looking out for yourself and those close to you, but not everyone in society.
- Through the technique of dramatic irony, this political view is shown to be idiotic, as those who hold it are shown to be fools.
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