Eva Smith- An Inspector Calls quotes

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  • Created on: 26-05-16 15:58
What are Eva Smith's 5 key events?
1-Mr Birling. 2-Sheila. 3-Gerald. 4-Mrs Birling. 5-Eric.
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Key event 1- First quote..
"She had a lot to say- far too much- so she had to go"-Workers have no rights.Dispensible commodity to factory owners. Cannot speak out as there are many more workers to take their place.
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Key event 2- First quote..
"These girls aren't cheap labour, they're people"-Sheila's life built on suffering of people like Eva. not entirely her fault as Birling runs business and hires cheap labour.
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Key event 2- Second quote..
"Jealous"-Sheila insecure. Priestley set Sheila and Eva up as mirror opposites.
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Key event 3-First quote...
"I became the most important person in her life"-Gerald was important to Eva, she had nobody, was alone and broken. Obviously going to cling onto a "well bred young man"who treats her like a human.
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Key event 4-First quote...
"Simply a piece of gross impertinence"-Eva uses her name but Mrs Birling being the stuck up, power assuming, snobbish woman she is refuses to help Eva.Eva does this as she's pregnant with Eric's child.
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Key event 4- Second quote..
"Refused her even a pitiable little bit"-Maybe Mrs B is to blame as she was Eva's last resort. Eva went to Brumley Women's charity for help.
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Key event 5- First quote..
"I threatened to make a row"-Forced Eva into it, she was left with no choice. Eva was in a pressurised situation with no power to do anything about it.
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Key event 5- Second quote..
"She was pretty and a good sport"-Eva was a genuinely nice person and Eric was wrong for forcing himself onto her.
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Key event 5- Third quote..
"She didn't want me to marry her"-Eva was mature and knew that herself and Eric weren't the greatest match.
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"She had a lot to say- far too much- so she had to go"-Workers have no rights.Dispensible commodity to factory owners. Cannot speak out as there are many more workers to take their place.

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