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Hey please can someone help me to analyse this quote / give interpretations and writes methods
‘Arthur Birling is a heavy looking, rather portentous man...with fairly easy manners but rather provincial in his speech’
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Why is he heavy looking?

What does "rather provincial in his speech mean"?

What sort of social class is this man from?

How much wealth does this man have?
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Why is he heavy looking?

What does "rather provincial in his speech mean"?

What sort of social class is this man from?

How much wealth does this man have?
Thanks for replying! What do u mean?
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Thanks for replying! What do u mean?
I'm prompting you to think about certain aspects of Mr Birling in connection with this quotation. Is there a particular bit you don't understand?
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I'm prompting you to think about certain aspects of Mr Birling in connection with this quotation. Is there a particular bit you don't understand?
Oh ok thanks. I don’t get what it means by heavy looking
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Oh ok thanks. I don’t get what it means by heavy looking
I read is as a polite word for overweight
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I read is as a polite word for overweight
Oh ok thanks could it also mean that he is loaded with money
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Oh ok thanks could it also mean that he is loaded with money
It can be implied because at the time if you were large that was going to mean you were wealthy.
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It can be implied because at the time if you were large that was going to mean you were wealthy.
Thank you for your help!
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priestley could be seen as mocking birling- he attempts to present himself as a man of high status but his speech is more of a local dialect/manner
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Pompous, verbose but easily outwitted.
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priestley could be seen as mocking birling- he attempts to present himself as a man of high status but his speech is more of a local dialect/manner
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Pompous, verbose but easily outwitted.
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