An Inspector Calls - Plot Summary

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Plot Summary

An Inspector Calls, written by J.B. Preistley, is a play that revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith.

However, it appears that Eva Smith changes her name to Daisy Renton towards the end of the play.

The Sequence of Events in the Plot

  • The play is about a naive Birling family who are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole.
  • The Inspector arrives just as they're celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to her fiancé Gerald Croft. 
  • The Inspector reveals that a girl called Eva Smith, has taken her own


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