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How is the older generation v younger generation shown in a inspector calls?

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The younger generation is shown as very impressionable and open to new ideas, for example Sheila says “I’ll never never do it again to anybody” and The inspector replies to Mrs birling when she says he’s made an impression on her by saying “we often do on the younger ones”. Priestley does this to emphasise how stuck in their ways older capitalists are therefore inspiring the audience to reject capitalism
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On the other hand the older generation have more rigid viewpoints and strong opinions. This is clear when Mrs Birling “did nothing wrong and you know it”. But we as the audience can see she has done something significantly wrong and that claiming no responsibility is unacceptable really. This paints capitalists as horrible and heartless people. Priestley does this to inspire us as the audience to adopt socialist views and reject this capitalist way of thinking.
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Also we can see this conflict between the generations when Mr birling says “look at the pair of them, the famous younger generation and they can’t even take a joke” This emphasises their different views and therefore their conflicts of thinking and reaction.
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(Original post by anon1830483)
How is the older generation v younger generation shown in a inspector calls?

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Mr and Mrs Birling are the older generation, as is Gerald in some cases. Sheila and Eric represent the new generation and their ideas.
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