Essays Tagged: "Eva Smith"

Discuss some of the issues raised in "An Inspector Cals" by Priestly

stion the family and their guests about an unsuspected suicide of a young working-class girl called Eva Smith. There are many plot twists and changes which work well with the characters portrayed in P ... nds of Mr Birling, (a wealthy factory owner) feel very guilty for contributing towards the death of Eva-Smith who also becomes known as Daisy Renton during the play. But Moral guilt is not the major i ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How does John Boyton Priestley explore the issue of social responsibility in 'An Inspector Calls'?

' the initial meaning of the play seems to be finding out who might be responsible for the death of Eva Smith in the manner of a detective mystery. As the play progresses, however, it becomes obvious ... Sheila and Gerald. The arrival of Inspector Goole unsettles the family and, with the revelation of Eva's suicide, the play becomes more serious. The final layers are added by Priestley using the Insp ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A essay to study the text 'An Inspector Calls' by J. B. Priestly

and was.There was no National Health Service (NHS) to help people who couldn't afford health care (Eva Smith). There was no cheap or free housing from the local authority which would also help people ... ng from the local authority which would also help people who were a low point in their lives, (also Eva Smith). There were no benefits for poor people or people who couldn't work. There were only char ...

(8 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Notes on "An Inspector Calls" for GCSE

and their guest, Gerald Croft, then the Inspector arrives with the news of the death by suicide of Eva Smith. As the involvement of each member of the family is established, the structure becomes a ' ... y is established, the structure becomes a 'whodunnit' with the Inspector unravelling the history of Eva Smith. The audience hear several 'revelations' which lead them to make their own assumptions abo ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'After all, y'know, we're respectable citizens and not criminals.' To what extent do you agree with Gerald? How does the author lead us to challenge this assertion?

ole of the Birling family, though however far-fetched, have seemingly contributed to the suicide of Eva Smith/Daisy Renton. J.R Priestly tries to lead the reader into believing this phenomenon by inve ... sonality imply that he is not a creature of the living world, but a ghoul or a spirit. The death of Eva Smith is considers as the result of a chain of events (which of course involve all of the Birlin ...

(6 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Critical Evaluation of a Literary Text "An Inspector Calls" by J.B Priestly

Task: To what to extent do you agree with the view that Eva Smith/Daisy Renton was entirely to blame for the situation she found herself in and for her suic ... bad news about a girl who committed suicide by drinking a lot of strong disinfectant. Her name was Eva Smith. As the play goes on we find out that each member of the Birling family and Gerald Croft h ... g family and Gerald Croft had known this girl and had played apart in her death. I don't think that Eva Smith was to blame entirely for her death, we are all responsible for each others actions. ...

(6 pages) 22 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare and Contrast the ways in which Priestley presents the attitudes of Birling and the Inspector throughout the play,

wealth could be found in the pockets of a mere 5% of the population. The rights of workers such as Eva Smith were not taken seriously at all they were looked upon by the factory owners e.g.Birling as ... sed on the running of his business. He seemed to ignore the fact that without wretched workers like Eva Smith there would be no business and no big suburban house. This enforces my beliefs that Birlin ...

(8 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"An Inspector Calls" by J. B. Priestley.

w the girl. Sheila talks to him while they are along in the room and finds out that the dead girl - Eva Smith - was the girl whom Gerald cheated on her with.What the extract is about:- Birling confess ... irl whom Gerald cheated on her with.What the extract is about:- Birling confesses that he knows who Eva Smith is, after Inspector shows him the photograph- Eric asks to show him the photo but is refus ...

(4 pages) 17 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"An Inspector Calls" - What do Eva Smith and Edna represent? Compare their roles in the play and their importance in supporting Priestley's view.

'An Inspector Calls', written by J.B.Priestley is a play that includes the characters of Eva Smith, who appears to have committed suicide, and Edna, the housekeeper of the Birling family.Bo ... visible.Edna seems to be, a possible suicide victim, and there is even a link between the two names Eva and Edna, which begin with the same letter.Eva smith is the reason for the on-stage investigatio ... ..' (Act One),And Edna is therefore another potentially vulnerable young woman.Throughout the play, Eva Smith, to the audience appears to be a real person; 'I told the girl to clear out, and she went' ...

(4 pages) 10410 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An inspector calls" by J.B Priestly

esent the upper classes. Mr Birling is a self-made businessman who has risen to the middle classes. Eva Smith represents the working classes.In 1912 England had an empire and controlled large parts of ...

(1 pages) 13 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"An Inspector Calls" - Who was most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?

or their actions and for those less well off. He used the Birling family and their victimization of Eva Smith to illustrate his message.Sheila Birling also played a big role in the death of Eva Smith. ... rn bad tempered character as she shows when she says, "I was in a furious temper." In Milwards shop Eva is asked to model the dress Sheila wanted to buy. Sheila was jealous of Eva because of her looks ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

In J.B Priestley's "An Inspector Calls", Who is responsible for the Death of Eva Smith?

art each member of the Birling family plays in the eventual suicide of the character we do not see, Eva Smith.I believe that each character played an important part in the death and downfall of Eva Sm ... ot all of the crimes committed in the play are actual punishable crimes, e.g. when Mr Birling sacks Eva he is not actually guilty of any criminal offence. This is known as a moral crime and is only re ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley

Who is most responsible for the death of Eva Smith?At the opening of the "Inspector Calls", the Birling family and Gerald Croft are enjoying ... an inspector has arrived. Inspector Goole says that he is investigating the death of a young woman, Eva Smith. Birling is shown a photograph of Eva. He then remembers that he sacked her for leading a ... a pay strike. He feels justified in this action. The investigation moves to Shelia. Shelia also had Eva sacked as she took out her bad temper by complaining about Eva Smith to the manger of Milwards a ...

(12 pages) 2997 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls": How does Priestly introduce the theme of responsibility to the audience in Act 1 of An Inspector calls?

be that of a straightforward, detective thriller, but as the inspector arrives with announcement of Eva smith’s death, and the involvement of each members of the family is progressively establish ... structure becomes that of a “wodnut”, with the inspector slowly unraveling the history of Eva Smith. The audience’s interest is sustained not only by progressively revelations but their ...

(7 pages) 6535 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"An Inspector Calls" - Write about Inspector Goole's character in this play how far is he a believable policeman? How does Priestley use the Inspector in the play?

is. There are many possibilities that can be taken into consideration – he could be a ghost of Eva Smith avenging her death; he could be some sort of cosmic balance, keeping people considerate. H ... qualities when she says to him, “I don’t understand about you.” The quote “One Eva Smith has gone but there are millions and millions of Eva Smiths and john Smiths still left with ...

(15 pages) 20 0 1.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Inspector Calls": Dramatic techniques Priestley used to make the Birlings look like criminals

for the marriage of Gerald Croft and Sheila Birling are all contributors to the eventual suicide of Eva Smith. Without realising it they all closed ranks against someone who was not of their class. Th ... ing legally or morally wrong, and therefore a ‘criminal’, at some point in the lead up to Eva Smith’s death.Each character is eventually linked to Eva Smith, but it takes the whole scri ...

(8 pages) 17 0 4.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

“Do You Feel That It Is Possible To Respect Any Member Of The Birling Family At The End Of An Inspector Calls”

Priestly, the members of the Birling family are all accused of contributing toward the death of an Eva Smith by a supposed Inspector. The play eventually reveals that the Inspector is an impostor, an ... clearly illustrates her fixed will and overbearing pesonality.When talking about her incident with Eva, at the charity shelter, Mrs Birling refuses to be honest with herself, saying that "[Eva] only ...

(3 pages) 494 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Inspector Calls

Analyse and discuss the technique the Inspector uses to elect an admission of guilty involvement in Eva Smith's tragedy from each member of the Birling family. Discuss the message of the play An Inspe ... nsferred. His reason for arriving at the Birling house was to investigate about a young woman named Eva Smith. She had just killed herself by swallowing disinfectant and died in the infirmary. The ins ...

(12 pages) 547 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Inspector Calls

ience learns along with the characters. When Gerald admits that he had an affair with Daisy Renton/ Eva Smith, she is upset but is emotionally strong enough to cope with it and to even acknowledge tha ...

(1 pages) 364 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Inspector Calls

xpected arrival of an Inspector Goole who informs them of the tragic suicide of a young girl called Eva Smith. As the play unravels the Inspectors shocking revelations of each family member's involvem ... eir lives.The 1940s, when the play was originally written and performed saw a time of world war. A devastating period. Buildings were annihilated, thousands upon thousands of soldiers killed, as well ...

(14 pages) 4 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers