Analysis of the key characters from “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley

17th December 2013

Here, you have some extra help for your GCSE English Literature revision!

Arthur Birling:  Typical business man of the capitalist class/Arrogant and without any kind of moral/ He does not accept his guilt for Eva’s death.

Sybil Birling:  Arthur’s wife/ Like him, she refuses any responsibility for Eva’s death/ Conservative and worried about what people could think about the family’s reputation.

Eric:  Son of Arthur and Sybil Birling/Thoughtful person as the story unfolds/ He accepts his responsibility for Eva’s death and his alcohol addiction.

Sheila:  Daughter of Arthur and Sybil Birling/Sensitive and honest person as the story unfolds/ Fully conscious of her guilt.

Gerarld Croft:  He is engaged to Sheila/ Similar personality and behaviour to Arthur Birling.

Eva Smith: Part of working class/ Treated unfairly by her social class and gender/ Person with moral.

Inspector:  His objective is to make the characters to question their live and their behaviour.

Do not forget to listen our “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley our GCSE English Literature learning song! ;D


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