Comparing Generations In J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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“You’re beginning to pretend now that nothing’s really happened at all. And I can’t see it like that.”, a statement by young Birling, Eric, that clearly demonstrates the ethical difference between the two generations in ‘An Inspector Calls’. Faced with a death case of a girl they all supposedly knew, various reactions came from the members of the Birling family. Different generations are raised and surrounded by different things. Hence, people from different generations have opposed notions like how the young Birlings and older Birlings did towards death case of Eva Smith. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss and give evidence of the differences between the two generations of the Birling family in each act of the play.

In Act One,

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