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Who is responsible for the tragedy of Eva Smith?

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GCSE Assignment Who is responsible for the tragedy of Eva Smith? I strongly believe that all of the Birling's and gerald were responsible for the tragedy of Eva Smith, all of their stories make sense and you can clearly see they had a tremendous effect on her life. Eva Smith believed that she was not getting enough pay from the factory (employed by Mr Birling) so she asked him for a promotion and higher pay as she had been working there for a while now and believed she deserved it. Mr Birling refused and let her go as he said "its my duty to keep labour costs down, and if id agreed to this demand for a new rate we'd have added about twelve percent to our labour costs" This shows he believed letting her go was the thing to do. ...read more.

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the dress up to her, Shelia hated this because it fitted her perfectly, she was jealous so she went straight to the manager and said she had been rude and impertinent, this lost Eva her job. This was the second event which led to her death. Eva must have felt quite upset and angry by now as was her second job she had lost. In March the year before, Gerald met Eva in the stalls bar in the palace in Brumley, he had a drink with her, after saving her from a drunk womaniser in the bar. She had now been calling herself Daisy Renton. She told him her story and he felt sorry for her and found her a flat and gave her some money to help her start again she must of have been feeling pretty bad for him to do that. ...read more.

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Then in November she met Eric in a bar, they talked and had a few drinks, they got quite drunk and ended up sleeping together, Eva got pregnant, and wanted to marry Eric, he refused left her and stole money of his father for her to go to an office for help. Eva must have been devastated. By coincidence she went to Mrs Birling's office for help, Eva not knowing who called herself Mrs Birling as a disguise the real Mrs Birling found out she was using her name, and got very angry. She said she did not like her manner, so she refused her. By this point Eva must have had been feeling she couldn't take any more which lead to her death. There is a hidden moral in this play, as the inspector said "we are all responsible for each other" ...read more.

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