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birling a man

a man has to make his own way

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birling responsibility

I can’t accept any responsibility

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3

birling sheila

Nothing to do with you, Sheila. Run along

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4

birling thousands

I’d give thousands – yes, thousands

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birling over

all over now

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6

BIRLING

over, thousands, sheila, man, responsibility

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sheila pleased

pleased with life and rather excited

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8

sheila people

these girls aren’t cheap labour – they’re people

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sheila rotten

I felt rotten about it

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10

sheila help

If I could help her now, I would

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sheila wall

You mustn’t try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl

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12

sheila drove

Between us we drove that girl to commit suicide

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13

SHEILA

drove, wall, help, rotten people, pleased

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14

gerald man

easy well-bred young man about town

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15

gerald suicide

I don’t come into this suicide business

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16

gerald sorry

I was sorry for her

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17

gerald blame

She didn’t blame me at all. I wish to God she had now.

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18

gerald ring

Everything’s alright now, Sheila. What about this ring?

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19

GERALD

ring, blame, sorry, suicide, man

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20

mrs birling cold

cold woman, and her husband’s social superior

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21

mrs birling affair

don’t think we want any further details of this disgusting affair

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mrs birling class

Girls of that class—

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23

mrs birling understand

I didn’t know – I didn’t understand

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mrs birling only

i was the only one of you who didn’t give in

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25

MRS BIRLING

only, understand, class, cold, affair

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26

eric ease

not quite at ease, half-shy, half-assertive

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27

eric nasty

that state when a chap easily turns nasty

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28

eric pretty

i wasn’t in love with her or anything- but I liked her- she was pretty

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29

eric knighthood

What does it matter now whether they give you a knighthood or not?

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eric dead

the girls dead and we all helped to kill her

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ERIC

dead, knighthood, pretty, nasty, ease

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