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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.

    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

    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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