Eric Birling Quotes

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Adjective "shy" - links his unease within the family and the sense of isolation and abandonment that he feels towards his parents. Adjective "assertive" - suggests he has confidence in some ways.
"Half shy, half assertive"
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Rhetorical question to ironically depict his frustration on hearing about the exploitation of the lower class workers.
"Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?"
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The adverb 'even' suggests his own disgust and incredulity at his behaviour
"I didn't even remember - that's the hellish thing"
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Dramatic device of erratic behaviour early on to foreshadow events, builds mystery and tension.
"Suddenly guffaws"
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What is Priestley's use of Eric?
To show change is possible, even in some of the worst.
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Card 2

Front

"Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?"

Back

Rhetorical question to ironically depict his frustration on hearing about the exploitation of the lower class workers.

Card 3

Front

"I didn't even remember - that's the hellish thing"

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

"Suddenly guffaws"

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

To show change is possible, even in some of the worst.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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