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Key quotes 'An Inspector Calls'
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'good solid furniture'
The Birling's are a respectable, conventional, middle class family.
Mr Birling is weakthy and large man. The words also suggest that he has the 'weight' of authority at home and in his business.
'a rather cold woman'
'very pleased with life'
'half shy, half assertive'
Eric has two sides to his life - the boy that his parents know about (shy) and the alcoholic (assertive)
'lower costs and higher prices'
Mr Birling's approach to business
'people say that war's inevitable'
Mr Birling thinks everything is ok - he rejects any ideas about war
'unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable'
Mr Birling is very proud about technological progress
'hardheaded practical business men'
This is how Mr Birling desribes himself
'Why you fool - he knows,'
Sheila is quicker than the others to realise how the Inspector has exposed the truth.
'as if she was an animal'
The way the Inspector describes how Eric treated Eva.
'there are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us'
The Inspector makes the point that Eva's suffering is not an isolated case.
'All over now.'
Mr Birling thinks he can return to normal once he has convinced himself the Inspector was a fraud.
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