- At the beginning of the play Gerald appears to be very polite and well mannered. "Absolutely first-class" He seems to be enthusiastic and wants to fit in with the family. "I insist upon being one of the family now."
- Gerald is from an upper class family and he is the Birlings social superior. Mr Birling makes this clear when he says. "Lady Croft - while she doesn't object to my girl - feels you might have done better for yourself socially." This creates unease between them but it also suggests that Mr Birling is very comfortable talking to Gerald. He describes Gerald as "just the kind of son-in-law I always wanted." He also opens up to Gerald about is knighthood "Just a knighthood, of course." but doesn't tell his own son about this.
- In the first act Gerald shows that he has simular views to Mr Birling. He replies "You could'nt have done anything else." after Birling reveals that he fired Eva Smith.
- In his confession Gerald is shown as immoral for having an affair with Daisy Renton whilst seeing Sheila, however he does appear to be upset by what has happened and what he did. "(distressed) Sorry - I - well, I've suddenly relised - taken it in properly - that's she's dead-"
- Gerald does come across as honorable as at first he…