“a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own” - Birling’s Capitalist views, But these girls aren’t cheap labour – they’re people - Sheila’s response to her father sacking Eva SmithÔÌZ, She’d had a lot to say – far too much – so she had to go - Birling’s feelings about Eva and the strike, This young woman, Eva Smith, was a bit out of the ordinary - Inspector Goole about Eva Smith, so long as we behave ourselves, don’t get into the police court or start a scandal - eh - Birling in reference to his supposed ‘knighthood’ – ironic statement – audience appreciation, It’s my duty to ask questI don’t come into this suicide businessions - Inspector Goole in response to Birling’s arrogant stance when questioned about his reasons for not giving a pay-rise to his employees, The Germans don’t want war. … Everything to lose and nothing to gain by war - Birling’s Capitalist and naive views about war, You mustn’t try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl - Sheila to her mother’s defensive and non-compliant attitude towards the Inspector about Eva Smith^LŽ^, Nothing but morbid curiosit - Mrs Birling accuses Sheila of staying around simply to satisfy her curiosityg, Yes, I think it was simply a piece of gross impertinence - Mrs Birling when talking about the fact that Eva/Daisy called herself Mrs Birling, You see, we have to share something. If there’s nothing else, we’ll have to share out guilt - Inspector Goole to Sheila and Gerald, as Gerald refuses responsibility and Sheila takes it all, Why should you do any protesting? It was you who turned the girl out in the first place - Inspector Goole (sharply) to Birling, I rather respect you more than I’ve ever done before - Sheila to Gerald once he has been honest about his affair and she hands the engagement ring back, But you weren’t asked to come here to talk to me about my responsibilitiesúßq - Birling to Inspector Goole when Goole comments about responsibilities and privileges, First, the girl herself. … Secondly, I blame the young man who was the father of the child… He should be made an example of - Mrs Birling when asked by Inspector Goole who is to blame, I wasn’t in love with her or anything – but I liked her – she was pretty and a good sport - Eric about Eva/Daisy, We are member of one body. We are responsible for each other - Inspector Goole’s parting words to the familya, The point is, you don’t seem to have learnt anything - Sheila to her father about his lack of responsibility, Probably a Socialist or some sort of crankbility - Birling about Inspector Goole, Between us we drove that girl to commit suicide - Sheila about how they all played a part in Eva Smith’s suicide, The famous younger generation who know it all - Birling about Sheila and Eric’s reaction to their parentsÕÀ, As they stare guiltily and dumbfounded, the curtain falls - The final lineäÔ, If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it - Birling refusing to take any responsibility for the consequences of sacking Eva Smith80, I don’t come into this suicide business - Gerald when confessing to his affair with Daisy RentonÌZ, Unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable - Birling on the Titanic, There are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths - The Inspector talks to the family about the working classes,

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