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An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls is a play written by JB Priestley based just after the First World War It is about a girl called Eva Smith who decides to commit suicide after having no ware to turn The events leading up to her death all ironically are linked to the people present in the Birlings house at the time of arrival of Inspector Goole Eva Smith worked at a factory belonging to Mr Birling and thought that she and her fellow workers were not getting paid enough so she organized a strike Unfortunately she got sacked She changed her name to Daisy Renton and got a job as a sale assistant in an expensive clothes shop While Sheila was in that shop she saw Eva Smith giggling and thought it was at her So she complained and Eva got sacked again She then got depressed and thought about becoming a prostitute Gerald Croft who was engaged to Sheila at the time picked her up in a bar Gerald pitied her and was with her for six months She fell in love with him but Gerald dumped her due to him and Sheila who were soon to be wed Even more depressed in desperation she went back to the bar met up with a chap who saw her twice and then left her Eva found she was pregnant and decided to apply for help at a charity Mrs Birling refused her of that charity due to calling herself that name because of her relationship with Gerald It all got too much and she decided to kill herself by drinking disinfectant Sheila was the only one who genuinely felt pity and felt she was part to blame for Evas death Priestly intended Sheilas character to represent how people from that time period thought and acted against a different class of person to them and how people can change He makes the audience
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