Flashcards in Mr Birling Deck (7)
Act 1- description of Mr Birling
"a heavy- looking rather portentous man.... fairly easy manners"
Act 1 page 2 - structural technique- he relaxes when Edna leaves- he can speak freely
Edna goes out. "Well, well- this is very nice. Good dinner too, Sybil"
Act 1 page 4- Shows him taking authority- turning the conversation from them to him
"Your just the kind of son-in- law I always wanted. Your father and I have been friendly rivals in business for some time now"
Act 1 page 6- Dramatic irony- The audience knows there was a war
"And I say there isn't a chance of war"
Act 1 page 7- Also dramatic irony- Audience knows the Titanic did sink
"The Titanic.... unsinkable absolutely unsinkable"
Act 1 page 10- The door bell cuts Mr Birling off for the first of many times
"Look after himself and his own- and- "
We hear a sharp ring of a front door bell.