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GCSE English Literature REVISION

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    Please help answer these revision questions:

    How does the opening scene suggest that the Birlings are the perfect family?

    The description of the scene is a big thing to comment on in this. All of the objects and possessions that are described are very fashionable for the times and would be desired by many families. You could also argue that they ARENT the perfect family. Birling is 'new money', which is looked down on by the upper class. Sybil Birling has married bellow her class, Eric is 'squiffy' and a failed son in Birlings eyes and Sheila is treated like a child although she is very insightful. By the lower classes they may be seen as the perfect family and they definatly have a desirable life but they know that they are by no means perfect and Priestly shows us this through the inspectors actors
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