Eva Smith

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  • Eva Smith/Daisy Renton
    • Character Impression
      • Country Bred"outside of Brumley"-
        • humble ,doesn't have city network, vulnerable, innocent, friendly
      • Eva-Close to Eve "first woman symbolic for all women. Smith- ordinary,common name
      • Child is equally impacted before birth,negativiity,no change due to class
        • kills her self/her unborn baby,leanses,thinks her baby with Eric is a sin
      • Drinks disinfectant-shows how unpleasant and tragic her death was,feel more disurbed by her death
        • cleanses her sins and capitalist's sins
          • Used as a sacrifice to help the Birlings realise their wrong doings and take responsiiblity
  • Priestly's Use Of The Character
    • "Millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left"
      • Gets audience and the Birlings to think and take responsibility
    • Eva Smith/Daisy Renton
      • Character Impression
        • Country Bred"outside of Brumley"-
          • humble ,doesn't have city network, vulnerable, innocent, friendly
        • Eva-Close to Eve "first woman symbolic for all women. Smith- ordinary,common name
        • Child is equally impacted before birth,negativiity,no change due to class
          • kills her self/her unborn baby,leanses,thinks her baby with Eric is a sin
        • Drinks disinfectant-shows how unpleasant and tragic her death was,feel more disurbed by her death
          • cleanses her sins and capitalist's sins
            • Used as a sacrifice to help the Birlings realise their wrong doings and take responsiiblity
    • Key Messages/ Themes
      • Diary-creates idea of a character with thoughts and feelings,allows audience to have more sympathy
      • Upper class have to beat down social inferiors (working class) so they stay where they are from/belong
  • Ambigious Character-allows Priestly to have more than one message through the character
    • Priestly portrays the message of shared responsibility as well as the role and life of working class women
      • Priestly was writing post war and was pushing a socialist agenda
    • Priestly's Use Of The Character
      • "Millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left"
        • Gets audience and the Birlings to think and take responsibility
      • Key Messages/ Themes
        • Diary-creates idea of a character with thoughts and feelings,allows audience to have more sympathy
        • Upper class have to beat down social inferiors (working class) so they stay where they are from/belong

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