Inspector Calls Quotations

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Shows the Inspector is a dominant, forceful figure
A man of "massiveness solidity and hopefulness"
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Shows the Inspector takes his responsibility seriously, and that others don't
"It's my duty to ask questions"
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Mr Birlings size helps to give him a threatening appearance
"heavy-looking, rather portentous man"
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Mr Birling thinks he does well in business, and he doesn't let anyone get in the way of him.
"a hard-headed practical headed business man of business"
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Mrs Birling is not friendly and is very rarely nice
"a rather cold woman"
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Mrs Birling thinks she is above everyone else, and doesn't listen to anyone else's opinion because she thinks she's right.
"please don't contradict me like that"
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Shelia is shocked at the death of Eva Smith
"Oh-how horrible? Was it an accident!"
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Shelia is prepared to accept responsibility for what she has done.
"I had turned her out of a job"
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Shows Eric is irresponsible
"I don't even remember - that's the hellish thing"
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Eric is an alcholic
"I was in that state when a chap easily turns nasty"
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Gerald has the sense of what to do when to do it, and clearly has the approval of Mrs Birling
"That was clever of you Gerald"
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Gerald has been hiding his feelings - deep down he is greatly saddened by the girl's death, and a strong feeling or responsibility
"I'm rather more - upset - by this business than I probably appear to be"
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Shelia judged Eva by her appearance, and she did not think about the difficulties the girl might have getting another job.
"She was very pretty and looked as if she could take care of herself"
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Eva had spoken up for the other girls who were on strike and shown leadership towards Mr Birling - he didn't like that
"She'd had a lot to say - far too much - so she had to go"
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"It's my duty to ask questions"

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Shows the Inspector takes his responsibility seriously, and that others don't

Card 3

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"heavy-looking, rather portentous man"

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Card 4

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"a hard-headed practical headed business man of business"

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Card 5

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"a rather cold woman"

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