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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? J.B Priestly wrote the inspector calls in 1945. The play is set in the dining room of the Birlings house in Brumley, and Industrial City in the north midlands. This play, the Inspector calls focuses on the Birling family, there way of life and the way in which the inspector inspects them, into the death of Eva Smith or Daisy Renton. When the Inspector enters or just before, the Birling family and the Crofts were celebrating their engagement of Gerald Croft to Sheila Birling. Eva smith wasn't working class, and in the book she didn't appear to have any family. She was a "Lively good-looking girl-country bred." This is what Birling had said to the Inspector about her, some time later in the play when Sheila asks what this girl looked like, before she had drunk the disinfectant, and died, The Inspector answered with " Pretty". Birling also said, when the Inspector questioned him again about Eva, he said that she, "Was a good worker and that the leading Forman was going to put he in charge of a group of girls." ...read more.

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Then when Sheila tried it on, she could see this girl smiling, trying to say, "Doesn't she look awful" This is when Sheila gets really angry, and complained that the assistant either gets sacked from her job or her and her mum will cancel their membership card, and never shop there again. This is how Sheila got Eva Smith sacked from her job at Millwards. Sheila dose feel responsible for the death of Eva smith because she caused millwards to sack her, but I think Sheila also knows that a chain of events did lead to the death of this young pretty girl. She also thinks that the rest of her family has to take some of the blame too, not just her. Gerald Croft is an attractive chap about thirty, rather too manly to be a dandy with very much the east well-bread young man about town. Gerald met Eva, "Last summer, during the time when he hardly spoke to Sheila". When she was low, when she was in her prime time- all down low, just been sacked from millwards this is when Gerald had helped me up. Gerald also helped her out by giving her a room for as long as she wants and Gerald also had an affair with her, when he was meant to be getting married to Sheila. ...read more.

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Eric tried to show some responsibility for what he did by owning up to it straight away and also by saying that he helped Daisy, in all ways after Mrs Birling refused to help her out. Eric feels really devastated by Eva's death and it feels to him that he has lost a member of his family, or maybe two. He feels more of the feelings than the rest of the family, and doesn't really know what to think apart from that he helped Eva out. I think that Mrs Birling is the most to blame for the death of Eva smith, this is because, I think Mr birling made a choice to kick her out of the workplace, which was completely his decision, and Sheila didn't really release what she was doing, Eva was a new worker at the shop. Gerald and Eric kind of helped Eva/Daisy out. So Mrs Birling it the one to blame. When Eva came to Mrs Birling, She judged Eva by her manners and that her name was the same as Mrs Birlings, this was really unfair of her and I think that Mrs Birling should of helped her, for a start given her some advice. She done nothing just refused to help her. This charity was made to help people, not just turn them down when they don't like the look of someone. Katrina Morris-11N ...read more.

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