An Inspector Calls

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'I'm on duty'
this alludes to the fact that he is clear about is role as an inspector and not a social call
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'Mr Gerald Croft, eh'
this suggests to the audience that the name may be familiar to the inspector as the Croft own land which this was in 1912 if someone own's a land it was associated as they are at the top of the hierarchy and well mannered.
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'Better to ask the earth than to take it'
this suggests to the audience that Priestly is using the inspector to deliver a moral message and the inspector is directly contradicting Birling's notion of 'they'd soon be asking for the earth'. the inspector's response 'better to' highlights the s
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'I've had that notion....'
Sarcasm 'notion' used to show that what Shelia thinks is how their morals should be. this sense of morality is dawning on Shelia, Mr and Mrs Birling are still oblivious to it, but it is obvious to the inspector. Priestly and the audience that Birling
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'Sometimes there isn't as much difference as you think'
the inspector is hinting at what he knows regards to Eva Smith's case. it also shows that he is distrupting Gerald's idea that there are two types of people in society morally and these are separated by class. through out the pla the audience reali
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'But you're partly to blame. Just as your father is.'
this alludes to the fact that he is not blaming just the individual person, but he is blaming a collective of people.
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'We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.'
Priestly uses three simple, which emasculates the moral message as it is a socalist
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'Smith'
it represents to the audience that it is an ordinarily and genetic surname.
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'their hopes and fears...suffering....happiness'
this empathises that the words are abstract nouns to allude that the lower social class have the same emotions like the Birling's and it gives a message to the audience that everyone should be treated the same.
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Card 2

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'Mr Gerald Croft, eh'

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this suggests to the audience that the name may be familiar to the inspector as the Croft own land which this was in 1912 if someone own's a land it was associated as they are at the top of the hierarchy and well mannered.

Card 3

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'Better to ask the earth than to take it'

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Card 4

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'I've had that notion....'

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Card 5

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'Sometimes there isn't as much difference as you think'

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