An Inspector Calls (AIC)

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Can someone help me with the analysis of this quote from ‘An Inspector Calls’ (AIC)?: “Forty six thousand eight hundred tons... every luxury - and unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable.”
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Can someone help me with the analysis of this quote from ‘An Inspector Calls’ (AIC)?: “Forty six thousand eight hundred tons... every luxury - and unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable.”
Dramatic irony. Someone saying something they are sure of, but the audience knows there are other reasons they shouldnt be so sure. Titanic sinking- his understanding of the world wont be as stable and sure as he thinks after the inspector calls because things will be revealed, which will make him think again.

http://www.gradesaver.com/an-inspect...y-guide/quotes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guid...2hv/revision/8
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Thank you 😊
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Can someone help me with the analysis of this quote from ‘An Inspector Calls’ (AIC)?: “Forty six thousand eight hundred tons... every luxury - and unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable.”
This would make the reader feel sad, as they have had people they knew die from the sinking of the titanic, therefore it is outrageous to them to hear someone say false things. This means that Birling is portrayed as foolish.
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It's meant to be ironic, to show that Mr Birling thinks he knows everything but in reality he is wrong, this means that everything he says later loses its weight which is what the author wanted as Birling embodies capitalism and the inspector socialism so Priestly wants socialism to be seen as right
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