This is also proven when they ask Sheila to leave the room and stands for her rights to be there and says ‘’No... I want to hear what he has to say’’. When Mr. Birling finds out that Gerald Croft had an affair with Eva Smith, he defends him ‘’ Young men often do this..’’, this shows that he is scared of the Croft’s social superiority as he defends Gerald as the Crofts are higher up the social ladder, this also reminds us how desperate Mr. Birling is
He cannot see that he did anything wrong when he fired Eva – he was just looking after his business interests. He wants to protect his reputation. We see that Mr and Mrs Birling are more embarrassed at being found out for their thoughtless treatment of Eva Smith rather than regretting what happened to her as a consequence. Mr Birling is more concerned with losing his knighthood than a young girl losing her life. Mrs Birling appears not to believe that someone like Eva, a 'lower class' person, could even have feelings, let alone need them taking into account.
Priestly presents Mr Birling and the Inspector in two different lights. Mr Birling right from the very start showed no empathy towards Eva smith and doesn't start to either throughout the play. He is more interested in his knighthood and doesn't want to admit he has done wrong. “I can’t accept any responsibility. If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward” this further emphasises Birlings ignorance and cowardice attitude towards responsibility within society.
George warned Lennie not to say anything while he was talking to the boss. It’s for Lennies own good which shows that George cares for him. Lennie doesn’t abide what George has told him and therefore speaks while he is talking to the boss. George behaves viciously because he is starting to get irritated due to Lennie because he creates more problems. He is also angry because he doesn’t have enough money to make the dream become reality, therefore he requires a job, but Lennie minimises the opportunity available because of his child-like
Lying drove away the sympathy from his colleagues, and aroused resentment. Thirdly, Paul allowed his wife creating disturbance in the company, spreading his abnormal behavior at home and caused him in the center of attention, which also put his bosses in dilemma of how to dealing with his issue, and challenged their management credibility. Last and most important, he denied what he had done were wrong, and blamed all faults on his boss Sean Williams. He blamed William for creating the stress that prevented him from doing anything, and refused to take his responsibilities. Paul Hardy perfectly meets Zaleznik’s definition of compulsive subordinates.
This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero. Creon’s human flaw of arrogance causes him to ignore reasoning and advice and listen only to his own thoughts. He states, "My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city". He is afraid to go back on his word because it will hurt his pride and he is afraid that it will cause him to lose power with his subjects. This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves.
While he feels that speaking out in defense of the girls with the underlying hope that they will hear him and be waiting outside for him after he quits, it is both immature, naïve, and will have a negative impact on his future. Sammy’s immaturity and desire to gain the attention of the girls clouds his judgment, in a sense blinding him of seeing the blatant trouble that awaits him if he quits his job and confronts his boss. His innocence is another factor that effects his judgment in the store. His growing desire for the girls grows more as he fawns over their every move, This desire, coupled with his lack of experience with women clouds his judgment and makes them into something he really has no proof that they are. A less innocent/ naive individual would have seen the situation in a different light and come to a more intelligent decision rather than making a rash choice that only someone as inexperienced as Sammy would do.
He goes on to talk about how much she hates her for being a faker and plans on saying, “…Marla, you big fake, you get out” (Palahniuk 24). This shows the irony that he wants her to leave for being a faker although he is just as much at fault. This can be related to men being angry that women were coming in and competing for jobs even though it was a completely reasonable thing to
Lennie's previous problem with a woman at Weed and Curley's wife's aggressive manner combined with Curley's paranoid bravado and immediate dislike for Lenny make a conflict concerning the three characters inevitable. When George lies to the boss by telling him that he is Lennie's cousin, he reinforces the suspicion that there is something suspect about their friendship. The boss cannot understand that two men would have any concern for each other unless they were bound by familial connections, and George's lie demonstrates that this view is widespread. George, in particular, has cares that occur beyond a narrow scope of self-interest, a view that clashes with the widespread individualist mindset. He is in some ways comparable to Candy, whose care for a decrepit old dog marks him as a weak and sentimental
Mr Birling is a very selfish man who ‘has to make his way’ and doesn’t think of anyone but himself and his family; he thinks the community is stupid. He likes to make predictions on future- the unsinkability of the titanic, the impossibility of the war and the promises of technology. Sheila is presented as a very pretty and a quite honest character. She is engaged to Gerald Croft and they have just had their engagement party. When the inspector tells Sheila about Eva Smith she showed a lot of emotion and felt that she had to tell the inspector everything that happened.