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In the play An Inspector Calls in Act Three the Inspector tells the Birling family The girl killed herself V and died a horrible death But each of you helped to kill her Remember that Never forget it I will now examine each character in turn to assess each persons responsibility for the death of Eva Smith I have used source material from a copy of the play and a video cassette of edited highlights based on the production The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family his startling revelations not only shatter the very foundations of their lives but challenge us all to examine our consciences Firstly it must be remembered that the Birling Family are guilty of no actual crime although all have contributed to the downfall of a particular person due to their particular attitudes and beliefs Therefore it could be said that Eva Smith was simply a victim of her class and time The idea of the play and particularly the role of the inspector is to try to bring the Birling family to understand that they have a moral responsibility for the death of Eva Smith if not a legal one This point is very significant and is the basis of the entire play to grasp it is imperative to the understanding of the play without this an analysis of who is responsible would be far more difficult I will begin by discussing the role in which Arthur Birling has played in the demise of Eva Smith Arthur Birling is a self-made man who has built Birling And Company into a successful local business As the play opens he is celebrating the engagement of his daughter to Gerald Croft the son of his main business rival in Bromley Sir George Croft The marriage suits him and should greatly aid him financially as he believes a
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