Mrs Birling- An Inspector Calls quotes.

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What are Mrs Sybil Birling's 4 key events?
1-Before Inspector. 2-Interrupts Inspector.3-Her interrogation.4-After Inspector left.
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Key event 1- First quote..
"Cold woman"-snobbish, looks down on working class. Doesn't understand her children.
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Key event 1- Second quote..
"Her husband's social superior"-Marriage of convenience.He has class, she has money.
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Key event 1- Third quote..
"That was clever of you"-She's astute, selects what she wants to see/hear. Knows ring was a distraction.
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Key event 2-First quote..
"Briskly and self-confidently"-Self-satisfied, arrogant, complacent.
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Key event 2- Second quote..
"You seem to have made a great impression"-Priestley aiming message at younger generation as they will change.
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Key event 2-Third quote..
"Girls of that class"-Prejudiced against working class, no empathy for them.
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Key event 2- Fourth quote..
"My husband was Lord Mayor"-Trying to threaten/intimidate Inspector.
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Key event 2- Fifth quote..
"We are learning something tonight"-Missing lessons.More bothered about gossip than her family's problems.Priestly showing upper/middle class corrupt and hide behind respectability.
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Key event 3-First quote..
"Simply a piece of gross impertinence"-Entitled, uses charity as form of power. Makes her feel relevant.
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Key event 3-Second quote..
"I did nothing i'm ashamed of"-Can't be changed, thinks this makes her better but actually makes her worse.
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Key event 3- Third quote...
"He should be made an example of"-Just wants to pass blame on.Hypocrite.
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Key event 3- Fourth quote..
"I don't believe it. I won't believe it"-Combination of ignorance and denial.
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Key event 4- First quote..
"I didn't know.I didn't understand"-Excuses, passing blame, hypocrite.
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Key event 4- Second quote..
(Eric)"You ever even tried"-Never cared about children, just her appearance.
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Key event 4- Third quote..
"You've argued this very cleverly"-Direct echo to start of book, shows she's gone full circle, no lesson learned.
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Key event 4- Fourth quote..
"They're overtired"-Doesn't understand them.Patronising.
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Key event 4- Fifth quote..
"Guilty and dumbfounded"-Repeated structure of book, links to people not learning lesson after WW1, which led to WW2.
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Key event 1- First quote..

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"Cold woman"-snobbish, looks down on working class. Doesn't understand her children.

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Key event 2-First quote..

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