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Who is to blame for the death of Eva Smith?Each member of the family plays a role that led to her death therefore to find the most blameful for the death.

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Who is to blame for the death of Eva Smith? `She's dead... and between us we killed her. ` The realisation of Sheila's draws interest that we cannot guilt individuals in the family however each member of the family including Gerald Croft is similarly responsible for the death of Eva smith. Each member of the family plays a role that led to her death therefore to find the most blameful for the death. We must explore each character's occurrence with Eva. As we come to first member of the family, Mr Birling is the one to come into contact with Eva Smith. He is responsible for forcing her to find a different occupation plus start a novel uncomfortable life. ...read more.

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But he does not think of her as she felt about him, which simply means he is easily able to end the affair. He gave her everything such as a home, food etc. Eventually taking it all away at the same time as he got nothing to do with her. A selfish way for treating a girl is long enough. It's like we can make groups of people, first one is Mr Birling, Sheila and Gerald, Second is Eric, and at the end Mrs Birling. It's similar to we can make 2 sides of people who led the death of Eva Smith, One side is Mr Birling, Sheila, and Gerald and the other is Eric. ...read more.

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She should suffer this pain so she knows the pain of others, the pain of single mother and the pain of millions and millions and millions of Eva Smith. "We don't live alone. We are all members of one body. We are responsible for each other." The Inspector delivers this message from Priestley. As we can see that not a single person is responsible for her death but one by one they all play their role through their selfishness to kill her. I wouldn't say that it's Mrs Birling the most responsible and blameful for her death because she would not have ended up at the mercy of Mrs Birling. Consequently the real responsibility for the suicide of Eva Smith must be seen as a joint one. Echoing Priestley's words that "we are responsible for each other". By Zainull Daniyal ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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