Mr Birling Quotes


‘Oh – come, come – I’m treating Gerald like one of the family. And I’m sure he won’t object.’ P3 -

‘Everything to lose and nothing to gain by war’ P6 – arrogance

‘Just let me finish. Eric. You’ve a lot to learn yet. And I’m talking as a hard-headed, practical man of business’ P6 -

‘A man has to make his own way – has to look after himself – and his family too, of course, when he has one.’ P9 – individualism, responsibility

‘You’d think everybody has to look after everybody else, as if we were all mixed up together like bees in a hive – community and all that nonsense.’ P10 – individualism, responsibility, arrogance

‘Look – there’s nothing mysterious – or scandalous – about this business – at least not as far as I’m concerned.’ P13

‘It has nothing whatever to do with this wretched girl’s suicide.


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