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1

' don't get excited.'

Shows Mr Birling wants to hide the drinking habits of Eric as he is ashamed.

2

' something this public school-and-Varsity life ... Doesn't seem to teach you.'

Suggests that Eric has been spoiled.

3

' you're not that type.'

Shows how the family knows little of Eric's drinking problems - he is vulnerable as he has to hide things.

4

What does Eric do to show he knows his own involvement ?

' the fact remains that I did what I did.'

5

What stage directions show Eric's anger at Mrs Birling ?

(Half threatening her)
(Nearly at breaking point)

6

What quote shows Eric's broken relationship with his mother ?

' You don't understand anything. You never did. You never even tried.'

7

What quote shows Eric's broken relationship with his mother ?

' You don't understand anything. You never did. You never tried.'

8

How is Eric described at the start of the play?

'Not quite at ease. Half shy, half assertive.'

9

What does Gerald say about Eric?

I have gathered that he does drink pretty hard.

10

What does Eric say when Mr Birling tries to threaten him in act 3?

' I don't give a damn now.'

11

What does Eric say to his parents in the final act ?

' I'm ashamed of you.'