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"Your squiffy" Act 1 Sheila to Eric
Colloquial language that demonstrates Eric's alcohol addiction
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"I speak as a hard-headed business man" Act 1
Shows Mr Birling is involved in business and takes pride from being part of the industry.
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"Unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable." Act 1 Mr Birling
Titanic could be a metaphor for the family's privileged,prosperous position.
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"Girl of that class." Mrs Birling to the inspector Act 2
Emphasis on "that" highlights the disgust/opinion of the working class from Mrs Birling. Thinks she is the social superior.
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" Your're not the type of father a chap could go to when he's in trouble" Eric to Mr Birling
Mr Birling is a inadequate parent that not only show little concern to the lower classes but also to their children.
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"We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other." Act 3 Inspector
The core message of the play that is addressed to not only all the characters on stage but to the audience as well. Contrast to Mr Birling "every man for himself"
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"Look inspector, I'd give thousands..." Mr Birling to inspector Act 3
Shows that Mr Birling is ignorant to other feelings so thinks money will solve everything as he prioritises that among all else.
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"Look at the way he talked to me..."
Mr Birling believe he is entitled to abnormal treatment as he holds high social status.
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The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever."
The spirits are able to see people in need yet are unable to aid no matter how hard they try. Dickens specialised version of hell.
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If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, none other of my race," returned the Ghost, "will find him here. What then? If he be like to die, he had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
The ghost of Christmas present uses Scrooges own quote against him. Show that Scrooges self inflicted blindness of the poors problems are coming back to bite him.
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Always a delicate creature, whom a breath might have withered," said the Ghost. "But she had a large heart! […] She died a woman," said the Ghost, "and had, as I think, children. […] Your nephew!"
Scrooge is described to be uneasy in mind which shows that the nephew is the last link Scrooge has to his sister, who he remembers fondly.
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"I'll drink his health for your sake and the Day's," said Mrs. Cratchit, "not for his. Long life to him! A merry Christmas and a happy new year! He'll be very merry and very happy, I have no doubt!"
Shows a conflict of opinion between Mrs crachit who views Scrooge as a selfish cold hearted man who treats her husband harshly. Mr Crachit sees him as a human being in spirit of Christmas.
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"Leave me! Take me back. Haunt me no longer!"
Shows that Scrooge can no longer handle the emotions that are conjured from his past that he repressed for so long. Making his human side start to appear.
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And I know," said Bob, "I know, my dears, that when we recollect how patient and how mild he was; although he was a little, little child; we shall not quarrel easily among ourselves, and forget poor Tiny Tim in doing it."
Memory used to self correct. Crachit children will deploy an almost angelic version of tiny tim anytime negativness creeps in.
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"a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer;"
Dickens fear that there is a rise of self interested individuals that care only for wealth, the end all or be all.
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"my clerk, with fifteen shillings a week, and a wife and family, talking about a merry Christmas. I'll retire to Bedlam."
Bedlam is a London hospital for the insane, Scrooge can not handle someone being positive whilst being financially insecure.
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Shows Mr Birling is involved in business and takes pride from being part of the industry.

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"I speak as a hard-headed business man" Act 1

Card 3

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Titanic could be a metaphor for the family's privileged,prosperous position.

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Card 4

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Emphasis on "that" highlights the disgust/opinion of the working class from Mrs Birling. Thinks she is the social superior.

Back

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Card 5

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Mr Birling is a inadequate parent that not only show little concern to the lower classes but also to their children.

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