An Inspector Calls

How does Mr Birling put his family first? Or how does he not?

Discuss how he treats Sheila and Eric and how his attitude changes when the Inspector is present versus when he is not present

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Birling one of the significant characters in an Inspector Calls treats Eric and Sheila like children. However, Eric and Sheila later on in the play become more responsible than their parents. Moreover, Arthur Birling is only interested in his knighthood and reputation. In addition, at the end of the play where Arthur Birling gets a second phone call, this could imply that because he didn't learn his lesson the first time Inspector Goole who is a "socialist" proved him wrong.