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Flashcards in Inspector Calls Deck (14):
1

Mr Birling - ‘as if we were all...’

‘mixed up together like bees in a hive - community and all that non sense.’

Responsibility
Social class

2

Mr Birling - ‘if you don’t come down sharply on some of these people...’

‘they’d soon be asking for the earth.’

Social class
Generations

3

Me Birling - ‘there’ll be a public scandal - unless we’re lucky -...’

‘and who will suffer from that more than I will?’

Social class (reputation)

4

Mrs Birling - ‘as a girl...’

‘of that sort would ever refuse money!’

Social class

5

Mrs Birling - ‘unlike the other three...’

‘I did nothing I am ashamed of [...] you have no power to make me change my mind.’

Responsibility

6

Sheila - ‘I felt rotten about it at the time...’

‘now I feel a lot worse. did it make much difference to her?’

Responsibility

7

Sheila - ‘you began to learn something. and now...’

‘you’ve stopped. you’re ready to go in the same old way.’

Generations

8

Eric - ‘why shouldn’t they...’

‘try for higher wages? we try for the best possible prices.’

Social class
Generations

9

Eric - ‘and i say the girls dead...’

‘we all helped to kill her - that’s all that matters -‘

Responsibility
Generations

10

Eric - ‘birling is...’

‘concerned about a public scandal.’

Responsibility
Generations

11

Gerald - ‘everything’s...’

‘alright now sheila.’

Generations
Gender

12

Gerald - ‘she was young pretty and warm hearted and intensely grateful...’

‘I became at once the most important person in her life.’

Gender
Social class

13

Inspector - ‘we don’t live alone...’

‘we are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.’

Responsibility

14

Inspector - ‘she was here alone, friendless, almost penniless, desperate...’

‘she needed not only monet, but advice, sympathy and friendliness.’

Social class