1. Answer the question directly
2. Summarise your own answer
3. What does the audience learn
2. From this scene, the audience sees the attitudes of the compassionate Sheila and Eric, and the callous elder Birlings and Gerald, to be completely opposite. This clash allows Priestley to show his message of social responsibility to the audience.
3. Through the contrast in the characters, Priestley explains his beliefs in social responsibility, that we should care for one another, and be aware that our actions have consequences.