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Compare And Contrast Eric And Gerald. Which Do You Consider To Be Most To Blame For Eva(TM)s Death?

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Compare And Contrast Eric And Gerald. Which Do You Consider To Be Most To Blame For Eva's Death? Eric and Gerald share similarities, the main one being that they both had a relationship with Eva. They also both gave her money and their behaviours went against the moral 'code' of the time. There are more differences however between the pair. Eric exploited Eva whereas Gerald 'rescued' her meaning that Eva meant different things to them. Whilst Eric made Eva worried, Gerald made her happy. During the Inspector's interrogation, Eric illustrates socialist views, and also takes more responsibility whereas Gerald is more capitalist. ...read more.

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Gerald started her decline and then Eric followed by capping it. Gerald broke Eva's heart, and although this was not the case with Eric, he forced her into the relationship which may have made her feel awful. Eva experienced emotional damage as Gerald opened up her mind to possibilities that she couldn't have. However, the final straw for Eva was when she found out that she was pregnant, and that Eric, the unborn baby's father, had abandoned her. As a result of this, Eva no longer wished to go on and committed suicide. This leads me to believe that Eric is more to blame for Eva's death. ...read more.

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Gerald however seemed to have different intensions. He too met Eva at the Palace bar although he was there just to have some drinks. He appears to have "rescued" Eva from being exploited by men. He did not ask for anything in return for rescuing her, and although it was unintentional, their relationship began to grow due to Eva's gratitude. Eric's drunken behaviour made Eva worried. "I was in that state when a chap turns nasty". This shows that Eva could have easily been scared to go against Eric's will. Gerald however made Eva "happier than she'd ever been before". Although their relationship was never intended it grew because Gerald made her happy by helping her. During the cross-examination, Eric portrays socialist views and takes more responsibility for Eva's death than Gerald. ...read more.

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