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Sheila Birling quotes
Terms in this set (20)
Act 1 - strong minded
'I don't believe I will. So you be careful'
Act 1 - ambiguous, joking
(half serious half playful)
Act 1 - uses slang
Act 1 - seeking approval, childish
'Look - Mummy - isn't it a beauty?'
Act 1 - abuses status, sacks Eva
'if they didn't get rid of that girl, I'd never go near the place again'
Act 1 - moral
'but these girls aren't cheap labour - they're people'
Act 1 - truthful
'I'm trying to tell the truth'
Act 1 - young, instant regret
(almost breaks down but just controls herself)
Act 2 - like inspector, wise
'you see? What did I tell you?'
Act 2 - not stubborn, accepting she did wrong
'probably between us we killed her'
Act 2 - strong, desperate to stay
'Mother, I couldn't possibly go.'
Act 2 - mother stop being stubborn
'we must stop these silly pretences'
Act 2 - reveals Eric's drinking problem
'this isn't the time to pretend he isn't used to drink'
Act 2 - sharp, clever
'he's giving us the rope - so that we'll hang ourselves'
Act 2 - mature
'I'm not a child'
Act 2 - turned against Gerald
'you and I aren't the same people that sat down to dinner here'
Act 3 - against old gen. views
'but that doesn't make any difference y'know'
Act 3 - sorrow for Eva, upset
'But that won't bring Eva Smith back to life, will it?'
Act 3 - realizes change needs to happen
'You're ready to go on the same old way'
Act 3 - bitter about parents' reaction
'I suppose we're all nice people now'
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