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Compare The Attitude Of Arthur Birling And Sheila Birling From 'An Inspector Calls' And Explain How Priestley Uses Dramatic Devices To Present Them To The Audience.

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Introduction

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Middle

When Sheila hears of the death she is shocked and distressed. She is interested in how she died. She is very saddened and even says "Sorry! It's Just I can't help thinking about this girl-destroying herself." When this is performed on stage Mr Birling should seem annoyed while the inspector is talking to Sheila. He should walk around them and tap his feet to show that he is getting impatient. When the Inspector starts Questioning Mr Birling he believes he played no part in this girl's death he does no care for her at all he even tells the inspector "It has nothing whatsoever to do with the wretched girls suicide." He calls a girl ,who has just put herself through terrible pain to end her life, a Wretched girl. I think that makes him out to be some sort of monster. Sheila on the other hand is distraught she feels ashamed and responsible for the girls death. She handles the questioning well and without argument. When questioned we can feel that she is telling the truth and that she is ashamed of what she has done. Mr Birling on the other hand will not accept responsibility for her death and at one point threatens the inspector.

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