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Sheila Birling Essay



[How and why does Sheila  Birling change in An Inspector Calls?

 Write about:

  • how Sheila responds to her family and to the Inspector
  • how Priestley presents Sheila by the ways he writes.

[30 marks] AO4 [4 marks]



At the beginning of the play Priestley presents Sheila Birling as a typical, self-centred, obedient, middle-class young lady. However, once she realises how terribly her actions affected the course of Eva Smith’s life, it has a massive effect on her. By the end of the plays she has drastically transformed into a sensitive, responsible, independent young woman. Out of all the characters: Sheila changes the most…]