Day 4

An Inspector Calls Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Describe the way in which Mrs. Birling and the Inspector interact.

    Mrs. Birling is entirely unafraid of the Inspector, because she firmly believes that she is in the right and has nothing to feel guilty about. At first, she tries to hide her involvement with Eva Smith, but once it becomes clear that the Inspector knows everything, she tells the whole story defiantly. Mrs. Birling sees the situation in very clear terms: unlike some of the other family members, who struggle with conflicting feelings of guilt and pride, she is unshakable in her defense of her actions. She has no special respect for the Inspector's title.

  2. 2

    Mrs. Birling says, “We’ve done a great deal...

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