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    What can we infer from Sheilas statement "their not cheap labour"?
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    (Original post by Samahkerbib123)
    What can we infer from Sheilas statement "their not cheap labour"?
    Priestley conveys his care for the working class, and through Sheila prompts a robust defense of their dignity, the adjective 'cheap' denotes objectification which he deems to be a capitalistic trait. Moreover, the value given towards the taboo of the play, 'labour', is Priestley's way of advocating socialist ideals, with the protest for workers rights, voiced by Sheila.

    (Original post by Samahkerbib123)
    What can we infer from Sheilas statement "their not cheap labour"?
    The line continues with 'they're people'. That sums up her attitude, which the Inspector agrees with. This is a direct contrast to her father, who the Inspector has just pointed out, benefits from there being hundreds of people in poverty and desperate for work at any wage.

    Sheila is the first person in the household to learn the message that we don't live alone, and we do have a responsibility towards others. It is quite a contrast from the old Sheila, who insisted that Eva be sacked from Milwards. This is also one of the first signs of the disagreement between Sheila and her father which will steadily grow during the rest of the play.
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