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In the play 'An Inspector Calls' Sheila Birling, is the daughter of Arthur Birling and she is quite important because of this.

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In the play 'An Inspector Calls' Sheila Birling, is the daughter of Arthur Birling and she is quite important because of this. She is a pretty, young girl in her early twenties who is engaged to a rich man. She is also quite clever and when talking she will make her point of view very clearly. During the play, Sheila constantly changes her mood according to the situation, so sometimes she can be polite and sometimes she can be rude. At the beginning of the play, the family and Gerald Croft are celebrating Sheila's engagement to Gerald. At this part of the play, she is very happy, but she is also quite horrible towards her brother Eric, when Eric says something horrible she says something horrible back i.e. ...read more.

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When the inspector went out of the room with Eric to the Drawing room, Sheila had very strong words with Gerald because the summer last year Gerald had not spent much time with her and she had expected something was going on and now she knew what it was. Gerald reacted as if he nothing of Eva, but Sheila replied harshly with this phrase 'Oh don't be stupid. We haven't much time. You gave yourself away as soon as he mentioned her other name.' Gerald denies this and thinks that he could get away with the affair from the inspector and Sheila answers back again with 'Why- you fool- he knows. Of course he knows. And I hate to think how much he knows that we don't know yet. ...read more.

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And I'm afraid you'll say something that you'll be sorry for afterwards.' Or even ' You mustn't try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl. If you do, then the inspector will just break it down. And it'll be all the worse when he does.' After the inspector leaves Sheila still feels responsible along with Eric whereas the rest of the family have forgotten it already as if nothing has happened. The family had no sense, to think that they were actually part of this girl's death. Whether it was true or not. When they found out it wasn't true Sheila was astonished on the way they reacted of course they were quietened when a phone call came from the police saying that a young girl had died and was on her way to they infirmary. ...read more.

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