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Who was to blame for the death of Eva Smith?

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Who was to blame for the death of Eva Smith? I don't believe that Mr Birling did anything wrong towards Eva after the entire only thing he did was sack her from his factory after she started to cause trouble asking for higher wages. She was making trouble as Mr Birling said, 'She had a lot to say - far too much so she had to go'. The personality of Mr Birling is that he seems to show no remorse for Eva who after all was part of his business (staff). He seems to be a very hard man, and shows no regret for dismissing Eva. He merely stated that, 'If you don't come down sharply on some of these people they will soon be asking for the earth'. ...read more.

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. It is obvious that she does regret all that she had done with regard to Eva claiming that, 'If I could help her now I would'. 'I felt rotten about it at the time and now I feel a lot worse'. She knows that she don't wrong so she is promising that 'I'll never, never do it again'. Gerald, he knew her personally, he even called her by her real name Daisy Denton; 'she gave me a glance that was nothing more than a cry for help'. I believe that he did really cares for Eva but he didn't like her as he admitted that: 'I didn't feel about her as she felt about me'. Gerald seems to be a rather narrow minded. ...read more.

Conclusion

Eric. He had spent a night with Eva and she had fallen pregnant with his child. On describing his night with her he said, 'I didn't even remember it that's the hellish thing'. Eric also admits to stealing money from his father's office in order to support Eva. Eric was being really honest; 'I got it from the office'. Eric does show somewhat of care for Eva and even said: 'I'm not likely to forget'. He blames Mrs Birling saying to her, 'Then - you killed her'. It is hard to know whether he is sure that Mrs Birling is to blame or whether he is trying to divert the blame away from himself. Either way it does show that he is not very loyal to his family. However each person made Eva's life miserable they had no idea that their actions would cause this much devastation. ...read more.

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