Mr Birling

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Mind Map on Mr Birling, created by liammaddock on 04/10/2013.

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1 Position in 1912 economy
1.1 on top of his game
1.2 dominant male in patriarchal society
1.3 successful business owner
1.4 corperate fat cat
1.5 high up in society
1.5.1 "I was an alderman for years and Lord mayor for two years"
1.5.2 "There's a fair chance I might find my way into the next honours list"
2 personality
2.1 patronising
2.1.1 "nothing to do with you, Shiela. Run along"
2.1.2 "Just keep quiet, Eric, and don't get excited"
2.2 egotistical
2.2.1 "There's a fair chance I might find my way into the next honours list"
2.3 ignorant
2.3.1 "and it doesn't seem to me very important"
2.4 insensitive
2.4.1 "Rubbish! If you don't come down sharply on some of these people they'd soon be asking for the earth."
3 Relationships
3.1 Mrs Birling (wife)
3.1.1 Uses his power to her own benefit
3.1.2 nags/suggests to him "Arthur, you're not supposed to say such things"
3.2 Eric (son)
3.2.1 personalities contrast different political views, Eric - socialist Mr Birling conservative/traditionalist
3.2.2 patronising to his son "Just keep quiet, Eric, and don't get excited"
3.2.3 distant relationship doesn't acknowledge alcohol problem
3.3 Eva Smith (employee)
3.3.1 fired by Mr Birling created turmoil in his factory unfair pay to women workers "They wanted the rates raised so they could average about twenty-five shillings a week, I refused of course".
3.3.2 mysteriously linked to her death

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