Eva Smith Essays

  • J.B.Priestley’s play, An Inspector Calls - Eva Smith

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    Eva Smith - character study. There are many reasons for the death of Eva Smith. Each one of the Birling family and Gerald pushed Eva Smith a little closer to suicide but no one person was solely responsible for her death. It was not only the Birling's that contributed to Eva Smith's death but her position in the world she was in, she was very poor and low in society Mr Birling was the first person who we were led to believe started off the train of events that led to the death of Eva Smith

  • An Inspector Calls

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    social responsibility, with the Birling family and Gerald Croft being questioned about the suicide of Eva Smith. When the inspector arrives at the Birling estate uninvited he suspects the family of being some way involved in the events leading up to the death of Eva Smith. The Inspector describes Eva Smith as ”A young woman…. A bit out of the ordinary…” As the story unfolded my feelings of sympathy for Eva grew stronger and stronger. This is surprising as she does not appear in the play and is in fact

  • An Inspector Calls By J.B Priestley

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    the family. The inspector asks how Eva Smith was apart of Mr Birlings work. Mr Birling explains his involvement with Eva Smith of how she worked for him and asked for a pay rise and was fired from her job by Mr Birling. After the questioning of Mr Birling the inspector questions Shelia who is shown to an innocent girl, we out find after the questioning that it was Shelia who had Eva Smith fired from her second job because of her jealousy over Eva Smith. After revealing her involvement she

  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    Who is to Blame for the Death of Eva Smith? Introduction This coursework focuses on how each character contributes to the suicide of a poor girl Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. Part 1 Gerald Croft is a young business man. He has a good steady job, a fiancée, a promising future and is financially stable. In 'An Inspector Calls' Gerald is described as "an attractive chap, about thirty". His father owns a company called 'Crofts Limited' who are friendly rivals of the Arthur Birling's business

  • Review Of An Inspector Calls

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    shut. When everything comes out about Eva Smith he is more worried about his reputation than the fact that he helped in leading a young girl to suicide. And when it turns out that there is no Inspector Goole he feels much better because he knows now nothing will come of it. I don’t think it would have mattered whether Eva had been a lie or not, Mr Birling would never learn anything. Sheila Birling is much more considerate and distressed when she hears of Eva Smiths death. She believes she is partly

  • Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls

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    Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls Do you agree that Eva Smith is presented as a victim in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’? How does J.B Priestly use the Inspector to make the Birling family aware of their responsibilities to individuals such as Eva Smith and how successful is he? When Eva Smith is presented to the audience by the Inspector, she is immediately shown to be the victim of the play. The Inspector highlights and describes how each of the members of the Birling family has used Eva

  • Who's Responsible for the Death of Eva Smith?

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    Who's Responsible for the Death of Eva Smith? 'An Inspector Calls' is a play written by J.B. Priestly. Although the play was set in 1912, it was actually written in 1947. It was written after the events that were mentioned in the play, like the First World War and the sinking of the 'Titanic'. It is thought that J. B. Priestly's experience in World War One inspired him to write a story about how cruelly humans treat each other. In the 1910's there was a lot of cruelty and discrimination

  • Accepting Responsibility for the Behavior Towards Eva Smith

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    Accepting Responsibility for the Behavior Towards Eva Smith Although each member of the Birling family and Gerald Croft have had contact with Eva Smith/Daisy Renton during the previous two years, none of them is aware of the others´ involvement in the tragedy until the day of the Inspector's visit. He makes them aware of the part they have played in her tragic end. The characters each react differently to the news and to the degree of responsibility which they should bear, Therefore I

  • Who Or What Is Most To Blame For The Death Of Eva Smith?

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    Who or what is most to blame for the death of Eva Smith? “An Inspector Calls” is a play written by J. B. Priestley. This play is based in 1912 in a small county called “Brumley” and is about how each of the Birling's had a part to play in the death of Eva Smith. In this essay I will be discussing the sackings of Eva Smith and how they are different. The relationships she had and how they affected her emotionally as well as physically and the troubles she faced due to society and expectations of

  • The Suicide of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    The Suicide of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley The play "An Inspector Calls", was written by J.B. Priestly in 1945, following the end of World War II. It is set in 1912, two weeks before the Titanic set sail, and two years before World War I began. It was a time of political unrest. The working class were attempting to gain higher wages, and in places they couldn't, strikes occurred. A strike had just taken place in a local factory, owned by Arthur Birling, after demanding

  • Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls 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

  • Eva Smith In J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    for the Birling household, as they discover that they have participated in a suicide of a young woman known as Eva Smith, who died consuming a bottle of disinfectant. Priestley’s aims are to address people to take responsibly for their actions, not to allow others to be held accountable for their actions. Each and every member of the Birling family and Gerald Croft, have met Eva Smith, however, none of them is aware of the others being involved in the

  • An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestly Who killed Eva Smith?

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    An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestly Who killed Eva Smith? There are many different factors involved with the death of Eva Smith that should be considered while asking the question whom ultimately killed Eva Smith. Each one of the Birling family (including Gerald Croft) pushed Eva Smith that extra bit closer to killing herself, but no one person was individually responsible for her death. Whether one person was more to blame than any other it is hard to say. Although these people contributed

  • The Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    The Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls In “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley the responsibility for the death of Eva Smith is shared between the whole Birling family including Gerald Croft. They each contributed with one small thing that when put together drove Eva smith to suicide. The first in the chain of events, which led to Eva’s death, was when Mr Birling sacked her from his factory. Eva Smith was a good worker so Mr Birling put her in charge of a group

  • Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls Introduction In the play "An Inspector calls" by J.B. Priestly, the main focus of the plot is the death of Eva Smith. In this essay I will argue that Mrs Birling was the most responsible for her death. I will first describe the context of the play, the character Eva Smith and the circumstances of her death, put up my arguments about why the blame should mostly be put on Mrs Birling and then on the rest of the characters. Context

  • The Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    The Death of Eva Smith in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls 'An Inspector Calls' is a play by J.B Priestly; it is an intriguing tale of how the Birling family, an upper class family who live in the north of England in an imaginary town called Brumley, lead a young working class girl called Eva Smith to commit suicide. In act three the inspector tells the Birling family: ''The girl killed herself-and died a horrible death, but each one of you had a part to play helped to kill her. Remember

  • J.B.Priestley’s play, An Inspector Calls - Eva Smith's Diary

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    AN INSPECTOR CALLS Wonderful day today. Went down to Birling and Company to be one of the workers and I got the job. I am so excited. I'm starting in two days and I'm seriously looking forward to it. At least I hope it would be more exciting than the last one I tried. Mum was very excited and so am I as you can tell. I'm already thinking about that break I will have next summer. Go to Blackpool, lie on the beach. By that time I'm sure I would have saved up enough money to do all this because

  • The Death of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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    The Death of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley Inspector Calls is set in the fictitious North Midlands industrial city of Brumley during the Edwardian Era in 1912. Arthur Birling and his wife, Sybil, are holding a dinner party to celebrate their daughter's engagement. Among the guests is Gerald Croft, the daughter's fiancé. Gerald is the son of a business rival, Sir George Croft, and Mr. Birling is extremely pleased with the match partly due to the closer business links

  • How Does Priestley Present Eva Smith In An Inspector Calls

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    Priestly presents Eva Smith as a character that has been exploited because of her class, gender, and age. The play starts off with the Birling family having a dinner party to celebrate their daughter’s engagement. It is set in 1912 at the Birling household which gives us a good impression of their wealth; “a fairly large suburban house, belonging to a prosperous manufacturer”. They also have a “parlour maid” who sets the table with, “dessert plates and champagne glasses” and “decanter of port, cigar

  • The Role Of Eva Smith In J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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    bias of the upper class and social status. As a firm believer in the concepts of socialism, he uses this play to expose society’s poor attitudes to the working class of the period. The way they treat Eva Smith reflects on how many of the working class may have been treated by their social superiors. Eva was a victim in society as she was very low in the financial hierarchy as well as in reality where she was at the bottom of the classes. Women at that time were seen as being delicate, obedient to their