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    I was wondering who is higher up in the family, Mr Birling as he is the head of the family, or Gerald seeing as Mr Birling sucks up to him.
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    ummmmm tricky one i did for the exam last year in a sense I would Gerald since hes came from a posh family and Mr Birling tries to sympahise Shelia to carry on marrying him even though he cheated on her. So I believe Gerald has more power. Hope this helps
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    I don't think Priestley wanted to portray these characters in a 'power' heirachy- as much as you are looking in to it.He made Mr Birling powerful but was more focused in using him as a vehicle to portray these capitalist pretenses exhibited by the upper class capitalists pre-world war 2.Gerald was less stubborn and was in the middle between the younger generation and older so i would say ultimately Mr B was more powerful although i doubt you should be talking about power in An inspector calls.Focus more on social responsibility because Priestley preaching about that not power. Cmon DANYAL!
 
 
 
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