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  • Compare and contrast Mr. Birling and Sheila Birling

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    Compare and contrast the characters of Mr. Birling and Sheila Birling in their attitudes to social issues. In the play “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestly, Mr. Birling and Sheila Birling have contrasting attitudes to social issues. The author uses this difference to highlight the diversity between generations and their reactions to situations faced. Arthur Birling is the father to Sheila Birling and so is presented as the older, “old-fashioned” generation whereas Shelia is the younger

  • Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Arthur Birling and Sheila Birling in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley I have chosen to write my essay about Mr.Arthur Birling and Mrs. Sheila Birling. I have chosen these characters because they have different views on the events concerning Eva Smith. Sheila, for instance, felt extremely regretful about the incident involving the sacking of Eva Smith and we can tell this because she says 'And I'm desperately sorry' neither did she show any relief after hearing that the inspector was

  • Sheila and Mrs. Birling of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    Sheila and Mrs. Birling of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls In my opinion, the two characters with the most contradictory ideas, attitudes and responses throughout the whole novel are Mrs.Birling and Sheila, Mrs.Birling daughter. At the beginning of the play the first descriptions of Sheila and Mrs.Birling are different. They have different opinions on importance and life. After the Inspector arrives both women react in a different way to the news; one is distressed and the other

  • Comparison of The Attitudes Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Comparison of The Attitudes Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley was first performed in 1945. The play was set in 1912 before the war; it centres on the wealthy Birling family. A visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole, during the celebration of Sheila Birling's and Gerald Croft's engagement, proves to be a horrifying experience for them as they learn that they have all played a part in the suicide of a young

  • Discuss the way in which Sheila changes throughout the play

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    the way in which Sheila changes throughout the play The Birlings are a middle Edwardian class family. The play is set in 1912, in the house of the Birling family in the North Midlands. At that time a woman's role was considered inferior to the men's as it was always presumed that the man was the head of the house. Women were also not thought of as being able to take part in serious conversations, and that they needed to be protected. At the beginning of the play, Sheila is described as

  • Sheila's Comment Explaining the Action of the Play

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    Sheila's Comment Explaining the Action of the Play "Well he inspected us all righ Between us we drove that girl To commit suicide" This sentence is very important to the story because Sheila realises that the inspector is not a real inspector but he has inspected them and they lost against him and it was them, each member of the family who contributed to Eva Smiths death. We will learn in this essay how each family member is a contributor to the death of an innocent person, Eva Smith

  • Interrogation of the Birling Family in Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    Interrogation of the Birling Family in Priestley's An Inspector Calls The inspector was very successful in his interrogation of the Birling family; each member revealed their past that was connected to the death of Eva Smith. He also brings out the true nature of each individual. Priestly spends much time detailing the scenery at the beginning of the first Act. He also depicts the family well before the inspector arrives. This indicates that the audience needs to have a clear idea of the kind

  • Differences between Mr Birling and the Inspector in An Inspector Calls

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    between Mr Birling and the Inspector “An Inspector calls” Essay on the differences between Mr Birling and the Inspector The play was written in 1945 and set in 1912 with a society very different from ours. The society of 1912 was divided into classes and how much money you had. People were not treated as equals and those of a lower class (e.g. Eva Smith), were treated with disrespect and no equality by those of a higher class with bullying attitudes and influences (e.g. Mr Birling and his

  • The Effect of the Inspector's Visit on Sheila Birling in J.B Priestly's An Inspector Calls

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    The Effect of the Inspector's Visit on Sheila Birling in J.B Priestly's An Inspector Calls An inspector calls was written in 1945 and was set the week the titanic sunk in 1912. It was written by J.B Priestly, J.B Priestly was born in 1894. He wrote the play in 1945 and set it in 1912 because he wanted people to see what life was like when class divisions all looked down on each other and politics was a big role in society. Edwardian Britain in 1912 was a lot different from today; there

  • Difference in Reactions of Sheila Birling and Her Father in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    Difference in Reactions of Sheila Birling and Her Father in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls Coursework. Sheila Birling and her father react totally differently to the 'inspector.' How far would the audience agree? Author Birling I do agree that Sheila Birling and her father Author Birling react differently to the inspector. This shows because when the inspector was talking to Author Birling, he was very annoyed at the inspector and didn't want to listen to what he had to say,

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