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1

"We've been had"

Gerald

2

"You seem like a nice well behaved family"

Gerald

3

"You're squiffy"

Sheila to Eric

4

"I speak as a hard headed business man"

Mr Birling

5

"Unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable"

Mr Birling talking about Titanic

6

"We really must stop these silly preferences"

Sheila to Mrs Birling

7

"Girls of that class"

Mrs Birling

8

"She was very pretty - soft hair and big dark eyes"

Gerald

9

"You're not the kind of Father a chap could go to when he's in trouble"

Eric to Mr Birling

10

"We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other"

The Inspector

11

"Everything's alright now, Sheila"

Gerald to Sheila

12

"Fire blood and anguish"

The Inspector

13

"Each of you helped to kill her"

The Inspector

14

"By Jingo, a fake!" "how do you know it's the same girl?"

The Birling's are trying to express their innocence and deny their part in Eva's death

15

"That doesn't matter to me"

Eric once he realises something needs to change

16

"I suppose we're all nice people now"

Sheila

17

"That was the police. A girl has just died - on her way to the infirmary"

The twist of the story at the end that leaves the audience questioning who Inspector Goole really was.

18

"I wasn't in love with her or anything - but I liked her - she was pretty and a good sport"

Eric referring to Eva

19

"half shy, half assertive"

Eric's exposition

20

"Why shouldn't they try for higher wages?"

Eric once he realises he's done wrong, now agreeing with Sheila's views of the working class.

21

"I'm ashamed of you"

Eric to his parents

22

"We did her in all right"

Eric at the end of the play when he's come to terms with the reality of the situation.

23

"But these girls aren't cheap labour- they're people!"

Sheila

24

"Gerald, I think you'd better take this with you. I rather respect you more than I've ever done before"

Sheila when she gives Gerald back the engagement ring

25

"Between us, we drove that girl to commit suicide"

Sheila

26

"Everything we said really had happened. It frightens me the way you talk"

Sheila

27

"You're quite wrong to suppose I shall regret what I did"

Mrs Birling