Sheila Monologue An Inspector Calls

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An inspector calls This play was typed up by to be used for the kindle and other ereader's for people who own a hard copy of an inspector call's To check if this copy has been updated to included 'Introduction and notes'. As well as 'Questions and explorations' please check the website were links will be posted and updated. Thank you. CHARACTERSArthur BirlingSible Birling – His WifeSheila Birling – His DaughterEric Birling – His SonEdna – The MaidGerald Croft.Inspector Goole.All 3 acts which are continuous, take place in the dining room of the Birling's house in Brumley, an industrial city in the north Midlands. It is an evening in spring, 1912. ACT ONE The dining room is of…show more content…
You've a lot to learn yet. And I’m taking as a hard headed, practical man of business. And I say there isn't a chance of war. The world's developing so fast that it'll make war impossible. Look at the progress we're making. In a year or two we'll have aeroplanes that will be able to go anywhere. And look at the way the auto-mobile's making headway – bigger and faster all the time. And then ships. Why, a friend of mine went over this new liner last week – the titanic – she sails next week – forty-six thousand eight hundred tons – new york in five days – and every luxury – and unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable. That's what you've got to keep your eye on, facts like that, progress like that – and not a few german officers taking nonsense and a few scaremongers here making a fuss about nothing. Now you three young people, just listen to this – and remember what I’m telling you now. In twenty or thirty year's time – let's say, in 1940 – you may be giving a little party like this – your son or daughter might be getting engaged – and I tell you, by that time you'll be living in a world that'll have forgotten all these capital versus labour agitations and all these silly little war scares. There'll be peace and prosperity and rapid progress everywhere – except of course in russia, which will always be behindhand…show more content…
The Inspector remains at the door for a few moments looking at Sheila and Gerald. Then he comes forward, leaving door open behind him.// Inspector: (To Gerald) Well? Sheila: (with hysterical laugh, to Gerald) You see? What did I tell you? Inspector What did you tell him? Gerald (with an effort) inspector, I think miss birling ought to be excused any more of this questioning. She'd nothing more to tell you. She's had a long exciting and tiring day – we were celebrating our engagement, you know – and now she's obviously had about as much as she can stand. You heard her. Sheila: He means that I'm getting hysterical now. Inspector: And are you? Sheila: probably. Inspector: well, I don't want to keep you here. I've no more questions to ask you. Sheila: no, but you haven't finished asking questions – have you? Inspector: No. Sheila: (to gerald) You see? (to inspector.) then I'm staying. Gerald: Why should you? It's bound to be unpleasant and disturbing. Inspector: and you think young women ought to be protected against unpleasant and disturbing things? Gerald: if possible – yes. Inspector: well, we know one young woman who wasn't, don't

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