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    I need help on this question : How does Priestly ( the author of an inspector calls) present differences between the old and the younger generations in an Inspector Calls?
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    I haven't read inspector calls so I can't help but I didn't want to leave you unnoticed, have you checked on getrevising? There's usually some useful notes on there.
    I'd also look at: bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/dramainspectorcalls/4drama_inspector_themerev4.shtml - the comparison grid seems like it'd be useful.
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    The youngers took responsibility whilst the elders didn’t
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    Ummm read this about two years ago for GCSE, but I'd say Priestly does it through Sheila and Mr Birling. So look at the way they talk, how Sheila is sorry for her actions, Mr Birling's attitudes towards money. Mr Birling is a capitalist whereas I would say Sheilia, like Priestly is a socialist.

    Also interesting to note how Sheila changes at the end of the play...she knows she has done wrong. Whereas Birling would rather cover things up. The younger generation is more willing to change, embraces people easier and are more responsible for their actions (represented by Sheila). Whereas the older generation (Mr Birling) are not.

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    (Original post by july13)
    I need help on this question : How does Priestly ( the author of an inspector calls) present differences between the old and the younger generations in an Inspector Calls?
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    It's been 3 years for me so this might be rusty:

    Priestly shows that the older generations aren't willing to change, they are arrogant in their ways of dealing with people. This is shown when they realise that the inspector wasn't really a real one. They breathe a sigh of relief (there should be a quote showing this from what I remember). However the younger generation adapts and learns from the situation. This could potentially show that there is hope that the younger generation won't be like the older. Also it is fascinating to see how Shiela changes during the story. (from what I remember lol) Sheila starts by saying 'mummy', something a kid usually says, and ends with saying 'mother'. This is a sign that she is growing up.
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