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    Hey, We have to write an essay on the question 'How does JB Priestley explore the theme of responsibility in ‘An Inspector Calls?’.

    If I could get some help on: *Quotes for each character/ analysis
    *How to structure the essay
    *Key things to include/remember

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    The*theme*of responsibility is closely related to the theme of equality and occurs in different ways throughout the play:

    Mr Birling feels his responsibility is to make as large a profit as he can from his business, whether or not this means treating his workers unfairly (p. 15).Mrs Birling has responsibilities as chair of the Brumley Women’s Charity Organization, but believes that help should only be given to those who deserve it (pp. 42, 44).Sheila realises too late that her social standing as a valued Milwards’ customer brings responsibilities with it.Eric has little sense of responsibility at all, until he is moved by the Inspector’s words (pp. 64, 65).Gerald showed some responsibility by helping Daisy Renton escape from the Palace Theatre bar. He provided for her to a limited extent, but he also disregarded his responsibilities to Sheila.

    Remember that the main focus of responsibility in the play is that which the Birlings and Gerald had to Eva Smith, and how their failure to take responsibility decided her fate:

    Mr Birling dismissed her from his factory.Sheila had her dismissed from Milwards.Eric and Gerald took advantage of her vulnerability.Mrs Birling refused to help her when she most needed it.
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    (Original post by Bismaa)
    Hey, We have to write an essay on the question 'How does JB Priestley explore the theme of responsibility in ‘An Inspector Calls?’.

    If I could get some help on: *Quotes for each character/ analysis
    *How to structure the essay
    *Key things to include/remember

    Thank You xx
    Try here http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebit...hemerev1.shtml

    What have you found from reading the text?
 
 
 
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