INSPECTOR CALLS THEMES QUOTES

“We don’t live alone. We are members of one body.” – Inspector (responsibility and community)

“The point is, you don’t seem to have learned anything.” – Inspector (learning from mistakes)

“Public men, Mr. Birling, have responsibilities as well as privileges.” – Inspector (responsibility and class)

“It’s better to ask for the earth than to take it.” – Sheila (greed and materialism)

“If men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.” – Inspector (justice and consequences)

“There are millions and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us.” – Inspector (class and inequality)

“We are all responsible for each other.” – Inspector (responsibility and community)

“We don’t guess. We ask questions.” – Inspector (truth and honesty)

“We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.” – Inspector (responsibility and community) “One person and one line of inquiry at a time.” – Inspector (justice and fairness)

“We are all responsible for what happened to her.” – Sheila (responsibility and empathy)

“It frightens me the way you talk.” – Sheila (gender and power)

“We often do on the young ones. They’re more impressionable.” – Inspector (influence and vulnerability) QUOTES ON GIRLS IN PUNJABI

“You’re offering money at the wrong time.” – Inspector (greed and materialism)

“The time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.” – Inspector (justice and consequences)

“Everything’s all right now, Sheila. What about this ring?” – Mrs. Birling (hypocrisy and denial)

“The inspectors coming here tonight to ask questions.” – Birling (truth and honesty)

“It’s a free country, I told them.” – Birling (freedom and individualism)

“You’re not the kind of father a chap could go to when he’s in trouble.” – Eric (parenting and support)

“What happened to her might have driven me to suicide too.” – Sheila (empathy and compassion)

“But these girls aren’t cheap labour – they’re people.” – Sheila (class and inequality)

“You’re not the type of employer who’d ever do that, are you?” – Sheila (responsibility and power)

“I’m talking as a hard-headed practical man of business.” – Birling (selfishness and capitalism)

“I think it was cruel and vile.” – Sheila (morality and ethics)