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Overview The play is set in an imaginary town called Brumley somewhere in the North of England Mr Burling has a selfish attitude towards life and also an attitude to only care for himself and family and basically forget everybody else in fact this is exactly what he tells a speech on at the celebration of Sheilas and Geralds engagement a man has to look after himself - and his family too of course which gives the impression of the selfishness and also greed Another example of this is when he tells a speech about how it is the best day of his life Gerald Im going to tell you frankly without any pretenses that your engagement with Sheila means a lot to me Shell make you happy and Im sure youll make her happy Your just the type of son-in-law I wanted makes people think whether he wants them to get married for themselves or for him and whether it means a lot to him sentimentally or a lot to him in the business world Burlings first priority is to make money Its my duty to keep labour cost down and is also a social climber and Sheila is engaged to the son of his friendly rival which is why it could mean a lot to him in the business world because Geralds father is in a higher class than the Burling family We can see that he is a man that tries to make everything better by using his money Look inspector Id give thousands I think this may be a domineering attitude because he wants to dominate people and do all he can to do it which reflects on how he treats his employees In his factory there is certain employees which ask for a pay rise but Burling refuses to pay more than the going rate Burling can afford the pay rise but returns by sacking one member
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