How is the character of Gerald presented and how does he develop in 'An Inspector Calls'?

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Gerald is not a member of the Birling family and his family - his mother isLadyCroft - belong to the aristocracy while the Birlings do not. Gerald's money, unlike the Birlings, is not based on the harsh treatment of factory workers like Eva Smith. Therefore Priestley presents him in a more sympathetic light than Mr and Mrs Birling. However, he is older than Sheila and Eric and less susceptible to the Inspector's message so he doesn't develop as much as they do.

Gerald knew Eva better than any of the others and certainly treated her...

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