The Germans don't want war; nobody wants war, except some half-civilised folks in the BalkinsaE. But we (the audience) know that there is going to be a war. Throughout his speech there is one phase that he keeps saying before everything he says "as a hard - headed businessman...aE
At this point he leaves the room and ventures on to the balcony with Gerald smoking a cigar. When the men are alone they change the subject to business and start drinking port. Arthur tells Gerald in strict confidence from the rest of the family, about his mother Lady Croft. Arthur says that he has the idea - "while she doesn't object to my gal - feels you might have done better for yourself sociallyaE. Mr Birling then makes a speech saying that it is every man for himself in this world. And we men have to look out for each other. He says, "Man has to make his own way - has to look after himself - and his family of course. When he was one - and do long as he does that he won't come to much harmaE.
At this point you hear a sharp ring on the door bell. The servant walks into the dinning room and says, "Please an inspector calledaE. Mr Birling te