Im aiming for a least a 4. here is some analysis for sheila and pls tell me what I can improve on and add some things for me
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In act 1 it highlights as how the appearance of Sheila matters most as a typical young women of a high class during the 1912. This is shown in the quote a pretty girl in her early twenties , very pleased with life and rather exited . In this quote there is a adjective used ‘exited’ this demonstrates on how Sheila may have personality trait of being naïve , this is further reinforced by the verb girl instead of women for someone who is in their twenties, this is a description is almost patronising, take from this what you Sheila will be willing to. Therefore is shown how Sheila is this considered as a child from her parents as she calls her parents mummy and daddy. Priestly intention to the audience is to show the society can improve if people take responsibility for the impact of their action and is never to late to change
In act 1 Sheila realizes what she has done and starts to feel remorse and guilt on how she has mistreated eva smith/daisy renten badly. This is shown in the quote these girls are not cheap labour there people”. There is a noun phrase used ‘cheap labour’, this quote demonstrates how Sheila wants to normalize on how others should be treated with the same rights everyone should have whether there high class or low class. Furthermore it implies on how Sheila disagreeing to her father and isn’t afraid anymore, shows how Sheila will fight for Eva smith case and give the return she deserve. Therefore, this connotes on how Sheila personality and attitude grows and acts more mature and wants to support the girls like Eva that is going through the same things and shows Sheila values human lives. Priestly intension to the audience to show the changing values of the younger generation to become more mature.
In act 1 it shows on how Sheila is naïve and immature child by her parents. This is shown in the quote ‘look mummy and daddy’. The noun mummy and daddy has connation of love , compassion and care but it also connotes as sense of immaturity and childishness. Furthermore despiting Sheila age, Sheila is still young and naïve and therefore unable to see or understand what is going on ground with regards to the lower class . Priestly intention to the audience uses the character of Shelia birling to present his socialist views and teach his audience the duty of responsibility , he challenges the upper class and teach them that everyone can and should be treated equally no matter what class they are.
In act 2 it shows on how Sheila has shifted from her initial childish behaviour by telling her mother openly disagreeing with her. This is shown in the quote mother I think that was cruel and vile. In this quote there is a noun ‘mother’, this quote demonstrates on how Sheila has matured and is no longer the naïve sheltered girl she was in the first act when she used to call her parents as mummy and daddy. Furthermore the adjective ‘cruel and vile’ are adjectives and gives imagery of her mother action akin to something a monster would do and clearly wants to prove her parents wrong in what they have done to Eva smith/daisy renten. Priestley intention towards the audience that the upper class were very ignorant and smarmy and they lived in their own perfect world without having any respect others. Priestly also creates intension on how Sheila developed, she begins to call her mother more formally with the direct address mother shows on how she has lost sympathy for her and she feels distant towards her.
In act 2 is that Sheila is embracing the responsibly it what she has done wrong. This is shown in the quote I know im to blame and im desperately sorry’ In this quote there is a repetition ‘im’ This connotes as Sheila is taking responsibility , minority or majority . The repetition of I’m” ;also suggest how Sheila is embracing it’s her fault . Furthermore it makes the audience think isn’t because her character has completely changed and we the audience can tell she is feeling remorse and that being able to empathize herself shows Sheila is strong and brave. Therefore it shown how Sheila has matured enough to take her own responsibility but at the same time she knows its not only her fault .Priestly intention to the audience to Priestly using dramatic devises like irony and real life situation to emphasise the destruction caused by the social class system and that we should as audience take responsibly to our own action. Furth -more for what priestly intension to the audience is to show to grow up and out of insane and unfair reality we live in i.e., social class system and how priestly feels to show the audience everyone needs to understand that they had a part in something bigger, weather positive or negative.