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Original Writing Prose An Inspector Calls Missing scene: Mr. Birling sacks Eva.

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An Inspector Calls Missing scene: Mr. Birling sacks Eva Prologue Eva and worker are talking down on a lower floor of the factory, the walls are a bleak white and the ceiling a dirty cream with yellowish cream patches where smoke has gathered and rested on the paint. The floor is a dirty grey and along the edges the floor is beginning to wear revealing the cold stone underneath. There are worn tables in rows with tools across them with large machines used for cutting fabric by each table. In the comer of each table lays a large sewing machine and sprawled across the table are bits of fabric. Sittings on shabby worn wooden chairs by the tables are the workers. They are dressed in skirts and white shirts. They are also wearing aprons, which again they are a brighter white than the shirts yet they are not clean. (Eva throws down her tools and sighs) Eva: I wish we didn't have to do this same boring old job every day. Worker: Yes this isn't even well paid, we are told that we get paid standard factory wages which may be true, but we work twice as hard and twice as many hours to get the money. Eva: I know what you mean, I'd love to be able to work normal hours, and get paid enough to pay the bills and to keep me well fed. ...read more.

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That's not the way to get a raise you know. Eva: Sorry sir we just wanted... Mr. Birling: You should jolly well begin to want what you are given then young lady, you have far too much to say for yourself Worker: We only wanted a little more money to keep us in good health. Mr. Birling: Twenty-three shillings maybe, but TWENTY-FIVE, oh no I'm not sacrificing this business's profits so you can gorge yourselves at suppertime. Eva Smith: (Desperately) But, but, but... Please, I need the extra money Mr. Birling: (Coldly and harshly without remorse) No, you two are really beginning to get on my nerves. Worker: What exactly have we done, came in here and made a reasonable request and we are turned down for no apparent reason Mr. Birling: I have a very apparent reason and its not your place to decide whether it's valid or not. Eva Smith: (Begins to cry) Please sir, I will have nowhere to go, this job isn't paying the rent, I just need a little more money, I have tried to get a second job but the hours here are just too long and tiring to be able to cope with a second job and. Mr. Birling: Pull yourself together women, we'll discuss this again in two days once I've had time to think of the appropriate course of action. Till then you can go back to your jobs at current pay. ...read more.

Conclusion

Birling sees her as common and unworthy of her committees time, Gerald sees her as a lonely girl relying on him for everything. Sheila and Eric see Eva as completely innocent and they all are the ones to blame, The inspector refers to her as if she has done nothing to merit the kind of treatment she had. I made Eva seem not so lively but with enough drive to ask for higher wages, I made it look as if it was less her fault for getting fired than it was the other workers fault. This made her look more innocent and it made us see Mr. Birling as a cold old man. In the book we are given the impression that he doesn't care about people when the inspector says, "Yes, she was in great agony. They did everything they could for her at the infirmary, but she died. Suicide, of course." Mr. Birling only replies with, "(rather impatiently) Yes, yes. Horrid business. But I don't understand why you should come here inspector-" He can't accept the guilt or the blame, even at the end of the play he believes the inspector to be a fake and a phoney, he doesn't seem to understand the moral of the story. Mr. Birling is ironic in the way that he claims and acts like he is the cleverest and the "the famous generation who know it all." are inferior. Ironically it is them that have got it right and have learnt from the ordeal and they are the better people. ...read more.

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