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Who in your opinion is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?

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Who in your opinion is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith? J.B. Priestley writes the play. It is about a middle class family who are celebrating the engagement of Sheila and Gerald. An inspector who is investigating the death of Eva Smith interrupted the celebration. The main theme of the play is to make people to realize that their actions will affect others. The play was written in 1946, just before world war two, but was set in 1912, just before world war one. At this time men thought that women should be protected from horrible things. Birling is a heavy-looking rather portentous man in his middle fifties with fairly easy manners like to talk a lot most of what says is a lot of rubbish e.g. he said 'that the titanic will not sink and war will not brake out'. ...read more.


Gerald is an attractive man who is in his early 20s. He is engaged to Sheila. He had an affair with Eva during the summer that Gerald was meant to be away. He helped her by putting her in a house. He gave her money but he had to go away one day and the affair stopped. I don't think that Gerald is responsible for the death of Eva. Mrs.B is a middle class lady who's married to Mr.B. Mrs.B met Eva at her organization. Eva went and claimed to be Miss B and Mrs.B got angry with her and did not let her appeal to the organization to claim money from them to help her through life because she was pregnant and it was Mrs.B grandchild. I think that it was Mrs.B who is responsible for Eva's death. Eric met her in the Brumley palace bar in November they made love two weeks later they met again and Eric got her ...read more.


Some of the question that we where leaf with are: Is the inspector a ghost? Was it Eva that died? Was it the same girl all along? What happened when the real inspector came? Did Eric stop drinking? Did Sheila and Gerald get married? I think that the play was brilliant I really enjoyed reading it with the class. The suspense was unbelievable. I will read it again because I liked it so much my favourite character is Eric because he was drunk all the time. I think that the person responsible for the death of Eva is Mrs.B and Eric because if Eric did not get her pregnant in the first place then she would not of had to go to the organization to get money and get refused by Mrs.B. Mrs.B did not let her join because she got angry because used her name to join. - 1 - - 1 - ...read more.

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