Gerald Croft- An Inspector Calls quotes.

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What are Gerald's 5 key events?
1-Stage directions and dinner party.2-Sheila and Gerald.3-Interrogation.4-After Inspector.
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Key event 1- First quotes..
"Easy, well-bred young man"-Stereotypical.Charming, smooth,born into old money.Gerald learns lesson but reverts to old ways.
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Key event 1- Second quote..
"(He produces a ring case)"- Symbolic of relationship, when she has ring, relationship isn't honest.
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Key event 1- Third quote..
"Ring"-Symbol of love, not deception.Sheila chooses to ignore cracks in relationship and Gerald charms her with ring.
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Key event 1- Fourth quote..
"You seem to be a nice,well behaved family"-Ironic as family turns out to have hidden secrets. Dramatic irony.
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Key event 2- First quote...
"(trying to smile)"-Knows he's given himself away and is trying to cover it up.Links to what he is hiding and what he did last summer.
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Key event 2- Second quote...
"Now listen, darling"-Gerald use to having control in relationship. Gets control with charms, uses it to manipulate Sheila. Shows misogynistic side to Gerald.
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Key event 2- Third quote...
"We can keep it from him"-Naive.Thinks he's better than Sheila and Birling as he can keep it from him.Gerald doesn't care about inspection, just his affair being revealed.
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Key event 2- Fourth quote...
"You want to see someone else put through it"-Gerald doesn't understand Sheila.Point that relationship cracks and Gerald shows his low opinion of Sheila.
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Key event 3- First quote...
"I hate those hard eyed, dough face women"-Gerald has had experience with these women before, visited the stalls bar before.
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Key event 3- Second quote...
"She's dead"-Guilt, upset.
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Key event 3- Third quote...
"I didn't ask for anything in return"-Gerald had good intentions.
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Key event 3- Fourth quote...
"I'm sorry"& "I wasn't expecting this"-Gerald more understanding, isn't surprised when Sheila returns ring.Ring=symbol of lies, more honest to each other.
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Key event 4- First quote...
"But how do you know it's the same girl"-Doesn't trust inspector, think he showed a different picture to each person.
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Key event 4- Second quote...
"How do we know any girl killed herself today"-Lack of proof. All Gerald's theories show he's forgotten his lesson
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Key event 4- Third quote...
"What about this ring"-Shows he's completely forgotten lesson, ready to have the same relationship as before, no honesty
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Key event 4- Fourth quote...
"Guilty and dumbfounded"-Gerald now knows he's involved.Needs to learn lesson or everything will repeat and end in "fire and blood and anguish".
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Key event 1- First quotes..

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"Easy, well-bred young man"-Stereotypical.Charming, smooth,born into old money.Gerald learns lesson but reverts to old ways.

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