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What does SKITTLES stand for?
S - summary. K - knowledge of context. I - intention of the Author. T - theme. T - tone. L - language features. E - effect on reader/audience. S - structure.
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When was the play set?
1912
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When was the play written?
1945
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Where is the play set?
The fictional industrial city of Brumley, in the home of Arthur Birling.
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What does the play show?
The difference in lifestyle between those who had money and power and those who didn't and depended on work.
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Who is Mr Birling?
Man of the house. Husband of Sybil Birling. Father to Eric and Sheila. Owner of Birling and Co.
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What Sin is Mr Birling?
Greed
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What are Mr Birling's political views?
Capitalist
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What quote shows that Mr Birling is class conscious?
"there will be a public scandal - unless we're lucky"
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What quote shows that Mr Birling is selfish?
"A man has to make his own way"
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What quote shows that Mr Birling is ambitious (and naive)?
"there's a very big chance of knighthood"
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What Mr Birling quote about war shows Mr Birling's naive attitude?
"The Germans don't want war. Nobody wants war"
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What Mr Birling quote shows how he uses his power?
"Perhaps I ought to warn you..."
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What Mr Birling quote shows that he refuses to except responsibility?
"You're the one i blame for this."
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Who is Mrs Birling?
Wife to Mr Birling. Mother to Eric and Sheila.
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What sin is Mrs Birling?
Pride
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What are Mrs Birling's political views?
Capitalist
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What Mrs Birling quote shows that Mrs Birling was prejudiced against Eva?
"Yes"
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What Mrs Birling quote shows how heartless she is?
"If you think you can bring any pressure to bear upon me, Inspector, you're quite mistaken"
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What Mrs Birling quote shows how Priestley uses dramatic irony in the play?
"If the girl's death it due to anybody, then it's due to him" (talking about Eric)
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Who is Sheila Birling?
Daughter of Sybil and Arthur Birling. Sister of Eric Birling. Fiance of Gerald Croft.
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What sin is Sheila?
Envy
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What are Sheila's political views?
Although initially Capitalist, throughout the play she starts to show more and more Socialist views. A quote to back this up is "But these girls aren't cheap labour - they're people."
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What Sheila quote shows that she is not as naive and shallow as she first appears?
"last summer, when you never came near me"
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What Sheila quote shows the guilt she feels for her jealous actions?
"really responsible"
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What quote shows that Sheila is spoilt and quite childlike?
"Mummy."
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Who is Eric Birling?
Son of Sybil and Arthur Birling. Brother of Sheila Birling. Father of Eva Smith's child.
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What sin is Eric?
Lust
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What are Eric's political views?
Although initially Capitalist, throughout the play he starts to show more and more Socialist views."
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What Eric quote shows his tense relationship with his Father?
"Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?"
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What Eric quote shows his guilt and frustration with himself over his relationship with Eva?
"Oh - my God! - how stupid it all is!"
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What Eric quote shows that he shares some views with his sister?
"And I agree with Sheila"
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Who is Gerald Croft?
Fiance of Sheila.
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What sin is Gerald?
Gluttony
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What are Gerald's political views?
Capitalist
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What is similar between Gerald and Mr Birling?
Their outlook on life and business views.
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Why is Gerald liked so much by Mr Birling?
Because he is of a higher social class.
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What Gerald quote shows that Gerald and Mr Birling share the same views?
"Hear, hear!"
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Who is Inspector Goole?
The Inspector is a mouthpiece for Priestley's socialist views.
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What are the Inspector's political views?
Socialist
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What general behavior of the Inspector makes the others find him suspicious?
The timing of his entry. His intimate knowledge of Eva's life. His method of working "one person and one line of inquiry at a time". And his concern for moral law not criminal law.
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What Inspector quote uses rule of 3 and is talking about World War One?
"fire, blood and anguish"
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Which Inspector quotes talk about community and responsibility?
"there are millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us..." "We don't live alone. We are member of one body. We are responsible for each other."
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