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An Inspector Calls Quotes: Eva Smith
Terms in this set (13)
'Two hours ago a young woman died in the infirmary' (IG)
Act One: This is Eva Smith's introduction
'Wretched girl's suicide' (Mr. Birling)
Act One: Mr. Birling was not fond of Eva
'Lively good-looking girl' (Mr. Birling) 'very pretty girl' (Sheila) 'pretty' (Gerald) 'young and fresh and charming' (Gerald) 'pretty' (Eric)
Eva is often described by her looks, which shows just how beautiful she was
'jealous of her' (IG says about Sheila)
Act One: Sheila has everything yet she still wishes she looked like Eva, which shows how pretty Eva is
'Girls of that class-' (Mrs.Birling)
Act Two: Eva is lower class as described by Mrs. Birling
'I was sorry for her' (Gerald)
Act Two: Eva was someone that an upper class man felt sorry for, which means she must have been quite enduring in the first place
'She was young and pretty and warm hearted and intensely grateful' (Gerald)
Act Two: Perhaps Eva was everything Gerald wished that Sheila was?
'She didn't blame me at all' (Gerald)
Act Two: Eva was lovely and didn't make Gerald feel guilty
'She only had herself to blame' (Mrs. Birling)
Act Two: Mrs. Birling was very unsympathetic towards Eva and would not accept any blame of what happened
'As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money' (Mrs. Birling)
Act Two: Mrs. Birling thinks that Eva is so poor that she has no morals and would accept money off anybody
This is an ordinary name, showing that she is an ordinary person and this could happen to anybody
It shows that she is powerless, silent and invisible
How is the fact the Eva Smith has no lines relevant?
Pushing up the daisies is a euphemism for death
Why has Daisy Renton been chosen as one of Eva's names?
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