Mother and Eric Essay

1038 Words Mar 9th, 2011 5 Pages
Eric Birling quotation’s
Point: The first description of Eric is shown in the stage directions when said
Evidence:“In his early twenties, not quite at ease, half shy, half assertive”
Explanation: in this quotation we learn more about the character Eric “early twenties” suggests that he is young and has a lot to look forward to in life. The word “half shy half assertive” suggests that Eric could be feeling awkward within the celebration of his sisters Sheila’s engagement also it could mean that he has mood swings. Overall this quotation indicates the audience that he might be dunk.
Point: Eric seems to know how to talk to members in his family as when he says
Evidence: “Mother said”
Explanation: In this quotation we see that Eric
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The reason for his change of attitude to life could mean that he has been influenced by the inspector and is inspired by him for making him take control of his life. Overall in this quotation I can see that Eric seems to be generally upset about what had happened to Eva. The audience in 1945 will be shocked that he is using aggressive language to his mother but yet again understand that Eva carried his child and now they are both gone. Priestley tells us to be aware of the situation as you don’t know what your actions could lead into and that you could be influenced really easily so be careful.
Point: Eric seems to be upset for the death of Eva smith
Evidence: “my god – I’m not likely to forget”
Explanation: in this quotation I can see that Eric has changed massively though out the play “-“ the pause in between his speech emphasis how sorry he feels and is finding it hard to take in. Also the word “forget” indicates that Mr and Mrs Birling are willing to forget everything that happened but he has become his own man who is learning from his mistakes and makes up his decisions which seem to be leading him to the right path. Overall we can see that he is transforming into a mature man. The audience watching this gain a high opinion for Eric. Priestley in this quotation tells us to not forget our mistakes but learn from them.
Point: Eric

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