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Hard headed business man analysis?

Mr Birling calls himself a hard-headed business man which shows his personality. He says this during a speech to his whole family and his daughter's fiancé showing his arrogance and perhaps insecurity. His wife is socially of a higher status and he takes every opportunity he gets to show that he is a self-made man and is now on the same level as her. Furthermore, he says this during his long speech at the beginning of the play and tries to make himself seem knowledgeable. However, this has the opposite effect on the audience as we lose trust in Mr Birling as a character as he denies the possibility of a second world war and the possibility of the Titanic sinking, which we know happens not long after the events of the book.

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Mr Birling calls himself a hard-headed business man which shows his personality.

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