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    Please can someone help me with this I don't know what to do
    "I must say we are leaning something tonight"
    What is Sybil Birling's attitude towards her family? What does she learn affect her as it does? Why is Sheila ashamed of her treatment?
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    (Original post by Thalianna202)
    Please can someone help me with this I don't know what to do
    "I must say we are leaning something tonight"
    What is Sybil Birling's attitude towards her family? What does she learn affect her as it does? Why is Sheila ashamed of her treatment?
    Mrs Birling only shows recognition of 'learning something' after Gerald reveals Alderman Joe Meggarty, a public man, is a 'notorious womanizer' - she doesn't show the same effect when she learns of Eva Smith's suicide, which should be the most significant news to her. Italicising the 'are' in 'we are learning something tonight' reinforces this idea, as well as the stage direction telling us that she is '[staggered]'.

    Idk how you can answer the other parts of the question from that one quote.
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    (Original post by Thalianna202)
    Please can someone help me with this I don't know what to do
    "I must say we are leaning something tonight"
    What is Sybil Birling's attitude towards her family? What does she learn affect her as it does? Why is Sheila ashamed of her treatment?
    Yeah Mrs B... but NOT the right thing!!!!
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    Mrs Birling is very arrogant and doesn't want her family to be blamed. Towards the end, Sheila is ashamed of her mother because her mother isn't remorseful and won't admit to her wrongdoings. In the play, we know Mrs B is very snobby and thinks shes "socially superior" and better than people of the lower class. The fact that shes quotes "Were learning something tonight" shows that shes somewhat surprised about the death of Eva. Its almost as if she's saying it sarcastically and doesn't mean that shes actually "learning something tonight."
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    Mrs Birling only shows recognition of 'learning something' after Gerald reveals Alderman Joe Meggarty, a public man, is a 'notorious womanizer' - she doesn't show the same effect when she learns of Eva Smith's suicide, which should be the most significant news to her. Italicising the 'are' in 'we are learning something tonight' reinforces this idea, as well as the stage direction telling us that she is '[staggered]'.

    Idk how you can answer the other parts of the question from that one quote.
    Thank you really helped
 
 
 
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