An inspector calls quotes
Gerald: “She was very pretty- soft brown hair and big dark eyes” (Act 2)
-He shows how much he noticed the positive features of her to take the attention away from what he has done.
Eric: “Youre not the kind of father a chap could go to when hes in trouble” (Act 2)
-Shows the weak relationship between father and son.
-Eric hasnt had anyone he could count on for something other than money.
The Inspector: “We are members of one body. We are responsoble for each other” (Act 3)
-This is the main message of The Inspector.
-Opposes Mr Birling’s views.
“Everythings alright now Sheila” Gerald to Sheila. (Act 3)
-Gerald hasnt understood the message of The Inspector.
-Doesnt see that Sheila has been changed by the visit of The Inspector.
The Inspector: “Each of you helped to kill her” (Act 3)
-Trys to make the family feel guilty.
-Shows that nobody in the family is without blame.
I wasn’t in love with her or anything – but I liked her – she was pretty and a good sport
We are member of one body. We are responsible for each other
The point is, you don’t seem to have learnt anything
Probably a Socialist or some sort of crank
Between us we drove that girl to commit suicide
The famous younger generation who know it all
[As they stare guiltily and dumbfounded, the curtain falls.]
It’s better to ask for the earth than to take it
Sometimes, there isn’t as much difference as you think … I wouldn’t know where to draw the line
You were annoyed with yourself and passed the annoyance onto her
She wanted to keep this youngster out of any more trouble – isn’t that so?
You’re offering the money at the wrong time, Mr Birling.
One Eva Smith has gone… but there are millions… of Eva Smiths… all intertwined with our lives… if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.
a hard headed practical man of business
An Inspector calls quotes sheila
… a man has to make his own way—has to look after himself—and his family, too, of course, when he has one—and so long as he does that he won’t come to much harm.
No, that’s no use. You not only knew her but you knew her very well. Otherwise, you wouldn’t look so guilty about it.
I don’t dislike you as I did half an hour ago, Gerald. In fact, in some odd way, I rather respect you more than I’ve ever done before.
If you think you can bring any pressure to bear on me, Inspector, you’re quite mistaken. Unlike the other three, I did nothing I’m ashamed of or that won’t bear investigation.
We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.
The Germans don’t want war. … Everything to lose and nothing to gain by war
You mustn’t try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl
Nothing but morbid curiosity
Yes, I think it was simply a piece of gross impertinence
Why should you do any protesting? It was you who turned the girl out in the first place
I rather respect you more than I’ve ever done before
First, the girl herself. … Secondly, I blame the young man who was the father of the child… He should be made an example of
But these girls aren’t cheap labour – they’re people
Sheila’s response to her father sacking Eva Smith.
She’d had a lot to say – far too much – so she had to go
so long as we behave ourselves, don’t get into the police court or start a scandal – eh
It’s my duty to ask questions
If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it?
“You’re squiffy” – Sheila to Eric (Act 1)
-Shows brother sister relationship.
-Shows Eric drinks too much
Mr Birling: “I speak as a hard headed business man” (Act 1)
-Shows his pride in his hard earned success.
Mr Birling: “Unsinkable, completely unsinkable” (Act 1)
-Dramatic Irony. (Titanic would sink)
-Titatnic is a metaphor for the family.
“We really must stop these silly pretences” Sheila to Mrs Birling. (Act 2)
-Sheila can understand the Inspectors message.
-Shows a barrier growing between mother and daughter.
“Girls of that class” Mrs Birling to The Inspector (Act 2)
– Mrs Birling is big headed, she thinks her social standing is higher then others.
-Emphasis on ‘that’ shows her strong opinion on the lower class.