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There are many different factors involved in the death of Eva Smith. But the question is who was to blame.

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  • Submitted: 12/10/2004
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GCSE J.B. Priestley

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There are many different factors involved in the death of Eva Smith. But the question is who was to blame.

Mr Birling was the first person in 'an inspector calls' who we are led to believe started off the train of events that ultimately led to the death of Eva Smith. I don't believe that Mr Birling did anything wrong towards Eva Smith after all the only thing he did was sack her from his factory after she started to cause trouble demanding higher wages. Any man in his position would have done the same. She was making trouble as Mr Birling said, 'She had a lot to say- far too much so she had to go'.

Although I don't consider Mr Birling did anything wrong concerning Eva he does not come off well throughout the play as he shows himself up a number of times because of his personality. The major fault in his personality is that he seems to show no remorse for Eva who after all was a person. He seems to be a very hard man, and shows no regret for dismissing her, despite knowing that if he had not then she

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