The Role Of Eric In J. B Presley's An Inspector Calls

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In the play «An Inspector calls » the author J. B. Presley demonstrates us an upper class family of 1912 which lives in a large suburban house, belonging to a rich manufacturer. The house is in Brumley, an industrial city in the North Midlands. This play is about a rich family with two kids, one of them is Eric. And there is something that we will discover about him through the book. First thing which is said about Eric is: “ Eric is in his early twenties, not quite at ease, half shy, half assertive » straight away we realize that there is something not right about him. He does not have a nice and easy temper, and there is something more to know about him than it is shown though the story. Also, just from the first two pages the author has already introduced him to us as heavily drinking person: « I have gathered that he does drink…show more content…
Birling was always busy and Eric stayed invisible. And as well, in the same way his relationship with mother was not warm either:” Damn you, damn you”, “(almost threatening her) You don’t understand anything. You never did. You never even tried.” Author clearly represents Mrs. Birling as a poor mother because as a result she is not in any way involved in Eric’s life. She does not know either about his drinking problems or Eva Smith and his future son. On account of him having a bad reputation of a rich-spoilt child who is a total disappointment and invisible to his parents, he feels it. Consequently all of this lead to his next actions such as heavy drinking therefore “raping” a girl in the bar, describing her afterwards as :” a good sport” To put it another way, it is a regular thing for Eric to have fun with girls, at the same time not getting into serious relationship, because none actually notices what he

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