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Flashcards in An Inspector Calls Deck (24)
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1

'Lower costs and higher prices'

capitalist quote

2

'hard headed businessman'

capitalist quote

3

' Just the kind of son in law i've always wanted'

Eric is a reject

4

'i don't often make speeches'

irony

5

'mummy'

immaturity

6

'you're squiffy'

squiffy = drunk

7

'Run along Sheila'

imperative

8

'Germans don't want war'

irony/foolish

9

'The Titanic is unsinkable'

irony/foolish

10

'look mummy isn't it beautiful!'

materialistic

11

'I think Sheila and i had better go into the drawing room and leave you men'

gender roles

12

'Clothes mean something quite different to a woman'

gender roles

13

'what happened to her then may have determined what happened to her afterwards'

collective responsibility

14

'nothing to do with you, Sheila. Run along. '

attitude towards women

15

'i just cant help thinking about this poor girl'

emotional intelligence

16

'but these girls aren't cheap labour - they're people'

socialism

17

'we're respectable citizens and not criminals'

ironic

18

'if there's nothing else we'll have to share our guilt'

message of the play

19

'we often do on the young ones. They're more impressionable'

hope for the future

20

'Girls of that class'

social status

21

'No hes giving us the rope so that we hang ourselves'

emotional intelligence

22

'i became at once the most important person in her life- you unbderstand'

selfish

23

‘Public men mr birling have responsibilities as well as privileges ‘

Summary of play

24

‘We are responsible for each other ‘

Key message of the play