Sheila Birling

Mind Map by miawatkins, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by miawatkins over 6 years ago


A mind map exploring the character of Sheila Birling from the play An Inspector Calls by JB Priestly.

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Sheila Birling
  1. Young
    1. "A pretty girl in her early twenties."
      1. Vulnerable
        1. Unmarried - relies on her family for financial support
          1. Looks important to her - pretty
            1. Needs to be protected
              1. Upper class - not much she can do
                1. Link to context
          2. Wants to impress Gerald
            1. Doesn't have her own opinion
              1. "Is it the one you wanted me to have?"
                1. Materialistic
              2. Perceptive
                1. "But these girls aren't cheap labour - they're people."
                  1. Caring
                    1. Empathetic towards Eva
                    2. "You gave yourself away as soon as he mentioned her other name."
                      1. Clever
                        1. "I only told her tonight because I knew everything was coming out."
                        2. Saw through Gerald's act
                      2. Honest
                        1. "Told him that this girl had been very impertinent."
                          1. Can admit faults
                            1. Jealous
                              1. Projected her own feelings onto other people
                              2. Takes responsibility for her actions
                              3. "It's you two who are being childish - trying not to face the facts."
                                1. Not set in her ways like the older ones
                                  1. She accepts responsibility while they evade it
                              4. Open to new ways of thinking
                                1. "I don't understand about you."
                                  1. Inspector made a great impression on her
                                    1. Socialist ideas
                                  2. "You mustn't try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl."
                                    1. Knows that there really isn't anything separating the classes
                                    2. "You don't seem to have learnt anything."
                                      1. Can face up to her mistakes
                                        1. Learnt not to repeat them
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