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The Language of ''An Inspector Calls''

Language shows Social Attitudes

Birlings and Crofts see themselves as 'respectable' citizens - of the 'right' social class. Men are referred to as 'chaps'. Gerald calls Mr Birling 'Sir'

''By Jingo'' - Arthur Birling says when he disovers that they have all been decieved by the Inspector. It is a middle class phrase of the time.


Euphmisms are used when the characters find something offensive.

1) Eva/Daisy ''went on the streets'' where she led ''another kind of life'' and became a ''woman of the town'' - Euphamisms for becoming…


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