Sheila Birling can be seen by the 2017 audience as a millennial: put-upon, subordinate, but ultimately┬ádefiant. Initially presented as a demure if childish character, she grows in voice and confidence throughout the play until she challenges the Birlings, and what they stand for, directly – just as Priestley wants.

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J. B . Priestley: An Inspector Calls


How does Priestley present Sheila in An Inspector Calls?

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How Sheila respond to events and other characters

How Priestley presents Sheila as a representative of the younger generation in the play