An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

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How do Mr. Birling's opinions and views change in "An Inspector Calls"?

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Well, they don't really. Birling is a strong traditional, conservative, British capitalist, and he has a lot in common with Margaret Thatcher, who believed there was no such thing as society. J. B. Priestley, as the play outlines, did not agree. Birling, though sticks to his view, and, though he is shaken up and frightened a little, he doesn't change his mind.

Here he is at the start of the play:

A man has to make his own way - has to look after himself -...

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