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To what extent can sheila be seen as weak?

Good question because typically by the end of the play she is seen as quite a strong character. 💍 at the start of the text she appears materialistic- enthralled by the ring given to her by Gerald. This suggests she is used to a luxurious life and perhaps has faced few challenges. 🎁 when she goes shopping for clothes at Milford’s she becomes quickly jealous in response to Eva Smith. This both underlines her materialistic nature and suggests she lacks control over her emotional reactions. 🧸 she appears childish as conveyed through her language at the start of the text. She uses the more infantile “Mummy” to address Mrs Birling. This later becomes “Mother.” We learn here that she might have some maturing to do before she can be properly regarded as a strong figure.

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Are you referring to sheila in an inspector calls?

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Which Sheila are you referring to specifically?

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