Eric Birling- An Inspector Calls quotes.

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  • Created on: 25-05-16 20:30
What are Eric's 5 key events?
1-Introduction.2-Eric's revealed to be a drinker.3-Interrogation.4-How has Eric changed.5-Older generation revert.
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Key event 1- First quote..
"Not quite at ease, half shy, half assertive."-Awkward, under-confident due to father.Spoilt, self centred, Opposite to Gerald.
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Key event 1- Second quote..
"Guffaws"-Either drunk or knows something about Gerald's affair.Goofy and inelegant.
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Key event 1- Third quote..
You're squiffy"-Sheila unwittingly gives hint of Eric's alcohol addiction.
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Key event 2- First quote..
"Seems to be in an excitable, silly mood"-Mrs Birling doesn't understand children.He cannot face any responsibilities.
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Key event 2- Second quote..
"He's been steadily drinking too much for the past two years"-Revealed as alcoholic, mothers only concern is him keeping it a secret.
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Key event 3- First quote..
"You know, don't you?"-Guilt been weighing on him. Honest from the start. has a conscience.
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Key event 3- Second quote..
"I was in that state where a chap easily turns nasty"-Cruel drunk, abuses power with "women of the night".
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Key event 3-Third quote..
"She treated me- as if I were a kid"-Eva more matured, principled,responsible yet due to class she suffers.
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Key event 3- Fourth quote..
"You're not the kind of father a chap can go to when he's in trouble"-Father hasn't taught him to be kind or supported him.So, he is immature and childish.
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Key event 3- Fifth quote..
"You don't understand anything.You never even tried."-Mrs Birling never cared for children just cared about appearance.
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Key event 4- First quote..
"One of those cranks walked in"-Ironic how Mr Birling is criticising socialists, doesn't realise that's how society should be.
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Key event 4- Second quote...
"He was our police inspector alright"-Doesn't matter whether he was real or not to Sheila and Eric.
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Key event 5- First quote..
"I agree with Sheila.It frightens me too"-Sheila trying to explain to older generation why inspector changed her"made me feel..fire and blood and anguish"Eric agrees, both feel bad for their actions.
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Key event 5- Second quote..
"Guilty and dumbfounded"-All in shock, Eric changed by Inspector so will act differently.
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"Not quite at ease, half shy, half assertive."-Awkward, under-confident due to father.Spoilt, self centred, Opposite to Gerald.

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