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The inspector is an embodiment of a collective conscience" Gareth Lloyd Evans In the play An Inspector Calls ; J.B.Priestly gives the protagonist inspector Goole a number of roles to play.

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" The inspector is an embodiment of a collective conscience" Gareth Lloyd Evans In the play An Inspector Calls ; J.B.Priestly gives the protagonist inspector Goole a number of roles to play. One of the different roles the inspector has to play is to interrogate each character in a different way to find answers towards the death of a young ,beautiful ,lively woman named Eva Smith (AKA Daisy Renton). In this essay I am going to signpost arguments for an against to the critism made by Gareth Lloyd Evans. In my view the lighting (given in the initial stage directions) is vital to the play. The playwright says "the lighting should be pink and intimate until the inspector arrives and then it should be brighter and harder". Where Priestly says the lighting should be 'pink and intimate' he wants to put the impression on the audience that the character are having a relaxing time drinking wine and celebrating the engagement of Gerald Croft and Sheila Birling. ...read more.

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Eva Smith had worked in a factory owned by the Birling family. Arthur Birling had said she was a good worker but because she had asked for a raise in payment and going on strike Arthur Birling disagreed and fired her from the job. In so doing Eva Smith had become a victim of the Birling's capitalistic thinking. He says: "well its my duty to keep labour costs down and if I agreed to this demand for a new rate we'd have added about 12 percent to our labour costs. This indicates people think because by its very nature seeks to keep power in the hands of an elite few this makes it easy to exploit the working classes in this case a young woman names Eva Smith. The retrenchment of Eva Smith had caused her not to have money or have job so she was forced to rebuild her life. ...read more.

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Eva Smith becomes a victim yet again when she encounters Eric Birling. While Eric had been drinking at the palace bar he had met Eva Smith. Eric and Eva had a casual sexual relationship which ended up in Eva Smith being pregnant. Eric had been giving her money to support her but when she found out that the money he was giving her was stolen she told him she did not want his money and that she didn't want to see him any more. This show the audience an the characters in the play that Eva Smith had a good moral character. Alone and out of desperation Eva Smith goes to Arthur Birling's wife Sible Birling to seek help from her charity for women in trouble. Mrs.Birling does not give the help Eva Smith needed because of calling herself Mrs Birling. This annoyed Sible Birling. When Eva Smith did not receive the help she needed from Sible Birling This lead to Eva Smith AKA Daisy Renton committing Suicide, killing herself and her unborn baby. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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