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Shelia - childish, needs mothers approval (act 1)
"Mummy isn't it a beauty"
Shelia - some sympathy focuses on how she feels (act 1)
Rather distressed " i've been so happy tonight. Oh i wish yiu hadnt tild me"
Shelia - moral and sensitive (act 1)
"These girls aren't cheap labor-they are people"
Shelia - eager to change& learn from mistakes (act 1)
"I'll never never do it again to anybody"
Inspecter makes her sound selfish
"Used the power you had, to punish the girl"
Shelia - thinking about how it's affected her, reflects up bringing (act 1)
"I feel I can never go there again"
Shelia - feels guilty but doesn't want to have all the responsibility (act 2)
"Desperately sorry- but I can't believe- I won't believe it's simply my fault"
Shelia - sarcastic, stands up for herself (act 2)
" I am supposed to be engaged to the hero"
Shelia - moral and harsh (act 2)
"Probably between us we killed her"
Shelia - contrast from act 1, contradicts and undermines her parents. Becomes like inspector. Questions parents (act 2)
"I am not a child, don't forget that"
" if your not telling the truth why should the inspector apologize"
Shelia - breaking away from parents. Critersizes mother (act 2)
"mother, I think it was cruel and vile"
Shelia - harsh and honest (act 3)
"Between us we drove that girl to commit suicide"
Shelia - repetition reinforces inspectors message (act 3)
"Fire and blood and anguish"
Eric - immature (act 1)
Suddenly guffaws "I don't know-really"
Eric - compares his family to the poor. Moral. Sympathetic, understanding. Goes against his father (act 1)
"Shouldn't they try for higher wages? We try for highest possible prices"
Eric - irresponsible, alcoholic (act 3)
Drink shows his familiarity with quick heavy drinking
"I was in that state when a chap easily turns nasty"
"I didn't even remember-that's the hellish thing"
Eric - feels isolated from family/ unloved- outsider (act 3)
"You're not the kind of father a chap could go to"
"You don't understand anything. You never did. You never even tried"
Eric - sensitive and angry, upset with his mother (act 3)
"You killed them both - damn you, damn you"
Eric - moral and accepting of his actions (act 3)
"I say the girls dead and we all killed her- that's what matters"
Gerald - foolish (act 1)
"We are all respectable citizens and not criminals"
Gerald - liar (act 2)
Gerald - hypothetical
"Young women ought to be protected against unpleasant and disturbing things" - inspector
Gerald - keen to prove inspector was a fake - clear everyone's names- learnt nothing (act 3)
Gerald - hasn't learnt a thing wants everything to go back to how it was - forgotten (act 3)
"Everything's alright now Shelia"
Mrs Birling - prejudice - snobby
"Girls of that class"
Mrs Birling - hypothetical, thinks she is good (act 2)
Dignity "useful work in helping deserving cases"
Mrs Birling - insensitive, thinks she is innocent (act 2)
"I think she only had herself to blame"
"I did nothing I am ashamed of"
Mrs Birling - cruel and uncharitable (act 2)
"I used my influence to have it refused"
Mrs Birling - foolish, dramatic irony (act 2)
"Go and look for the father"
Mrs Birling - self absorbed, bad mother (act 3)
"Besides, your not the type- you don't get drunk"
Mrs Birling - doesn't care about girl only regrets confessing, only cares that people might find out (act 3)
"Like a fool I said yes"
Mr Birling - sees daughters marriage as a business deal (act 1)
"Working together for lower costs and higher prices"
Mr Birling - self satisfied, thinks he's important, shows off, repetition (act 1)
"Hard-headed, practical man of business"
Mr Birling - foolish idiotic, dramatic irony (act 1)
"Germans don't want war" " war is impossible"
Mr Birling - values of selfishness (act 1)
"Man has to make his own way"
Mr Birling - doesn't believe in charity, no social responsibility (act 1)
"Everybody has to look after everybody else as if we were all mixed up together like bees in a hive"
Mr Birling - arrogant & rude . Dismissive of what others say
Mr Birling - doesn't care about Eva only about family celebrations ( act 1)
"A nasty mess you have made of it"
Mr Birling - selfish, only cares about reputation
"Why you all had to go letting everything come out like that, beats me"
The inspector - disturbing & detailed description, emotive language = sympathy (act 1)
"Burnt her inside out"
"She wasn't pretty when I saw her today, but she has been"
The inspector - drops new information, heightens drama &shock (act 2)
"That girl was going to have a child"
the inspector - list adds sympathy, trying to make mrs b feel guilty (act 2)
"Alone, friendless, almost penniless, desperate"
The inspector- doesn't care about birlings status. Blunt and harsh (act 2)
"Don't stammer and yammer at me again, man"
The inspector - blunt and tells them how they feel (act 2)
"Your not even sorry"
The inspector - contrast of mr birling in act 1. Repetition of we = everyone is responsible everyone should help each other (act 3)
"We don't live alone"
"We are members of one body"
"We are responsible for each other"
The inspector- list of 3. Builds up tension and drama - emotive. Shock (act 3)
"Fire and blood and anguish"
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