• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What Does An Inspector Calls Tell About The Class System And The Attitude Towards Women At The Beginning Of The 20th Century.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What Does An Inspector Calls Tell About The Class System And The Attitude Towards Women At The Beginning Of The 20th Century.coba bar sebabaw orba bak inba foba ba: ''An inspector calls'' is set in the early 20th century, back when things were different. The class system was very important. There were three classes working class, the middle class and the upper class. The working class was for the poorest people who did manual labouring work. The middle class was for people such as doctors and teachers. The upper class was for really rich people or people who were important in society such as lords and dukes. In the early 20th century women did not get much respect at all. Only women in the working class worked because women could not get any better jobs than a factory worker or some kind of maid or servant work. This essay from www.coursework.info An inspector calls shows us about the class system in many ways. ...read more.

Middle

She was raped by Eric and the only person she loved who was Gerald who had a girl friend and just left her. Even if Eric or Gerald would have wanted to marry her and love her they couldn't because of the difference in classes between them both. Lower class people were not allowed to mix with upper class people and we are shown this in the way Eric and Gerald said they couldn't marry her just because she wasn't in the same class as her. Another thing that shows us how the class system was in the early 20th century is that when Sheila went in to the shop she had the power to get Eva Smith the sack just because she was jealous of her. The only reason that Eva got the sack from this job was that Sheila thought Eva was smiling at her. The shop owner said ''a customer complained about her so she had to go''. ...read more.

Conclusion

Even a women's help group refused to help her so this obviously shows times for women then must have been extremely hard. She was treated more like an animal than a human because she was used and treated badly by more than one person and at the end of the play the inspector says there is more women like Eva Smith out there. If there was more women like that then there is a lot more women of the same class that were treated badly. Austen denied fahim6's marxism . The inspector believed that each one of the people that stood before him accused of driving Eva Smith to suicide was just as guilty as the next.cocg cgr secgcgw orcg cgk incg focg cg. I think this play has shown us that at the start of the 20th century was a very hard time for women and especially women of a lower class. It shows us that most people are reluctant to even help people of these lower classes so it would have been very hard to survive for a lower class woman.cofb fbr sefbfbw orfb ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE J.B. Priestley section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE J.B. Priestley essays

  1. This is set in a fairly large shop, clearly at the turn of the ...

    She is dressed in a white blouse with a gold Milwards sign embroidered on it. Miss Francis: Hello Mrs Birling, Miss Birling how nice to see you. Mrs Birling: You too. Sheila forces a smile. Miss Francis: Could I be of any assistance?

  2. What does An Inspector Calls tell us about the class system and attitudes towards ...

    As his impatience grows we see his true colours, "obviously it has nothing whatever to do with the wretched girls suicide." This is a good example of how women in the lower or working class meant nothing to the upper class.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work