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how can you relate birling and his behaviours , from an inspector calls, to the titanic?
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Birling is seen to be very arrogant but also ignorant of what the future may hold - a common trait of the older generation (apart from the inspector) in this play.
It’s been a while but I think Birling says something like “it’s unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable” - due to dramatic irony (as the play was written in the 1940s) the audience is aware that despite the confidence in it at the time, the titanic did sink, and many people died as a result. Because of this the audience may begin to see Birling as ignorant and may not trust anything he says from this point because he is stating his opinion like it’s a fact and the repetition of “unsinkable” also shows how much he believes this - emphasising his own confidence that his opinion is right.

Hope that helped a bit (:
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