Inspector Calls Quotes Flashcards - Eric

"Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?"
Priestly subtly alludes to the idea that the younger generation can make progress by questioning the ideas and attitudes of those who came before them
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"Oh - my God! - how stupid it all is!"
Shows his regret and naivety, but also his detachment from the situation, calling it stupid rather than taking a more serious attitude of atonement
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"I'm ashamed of you."
The fact that he is willing to say this to his parents shows he has undergone a change in character due to the inspector’s questioning
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"We did her in all right."
He, unlike his parents, takes responsibility for his actions. “We” also shows that he understands that Eva’s death was due to many people’s actions, and no one person was solely to blame.
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“I didn’t love her or anything”
May show how members of the upper class used members of the working class as disposable items/objects, or may be Eric trying to absolve himself of guilt or repress his feelings.
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Shows his regret and naivety, but also his detachment from the situation, calling it stupid rather than taking a more serious attitude of atonement

Back

"Oh - my God! - how stupid it all is!"

Card 3

Front

The fact that he is willing to say this to his parents shows he has undergone a change in character due to the inspector’s questioning

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

He, unlike his parents, takes responsibility for his actions. “We” also shows that he understands that Eva’s death was due to many people’s actions, and no one person was solely to blame.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

May show how members of the upper class used members of the working class as disposable items/objects, or may be Eric trying to absolve himself of guilt or repress his feelings.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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