An Inspector Calls: Eva Smith's Death

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Eva Smith was sacked from Arthur Birling's factory for going on strike.

True

Mr. Birling accepts responsibility for Eva Smith's death.

False

Sheila thought Eva Smith had made fun of her, complained, and got her sacked.

True

Gerald confesses to an affair he had with Eva.

True

Sybil Birling refused to help the pregnant Eva.

True

It was Eric who got Eva pregnant and stole money from his father to help her.

True

The infirmary has no record of a girl dying from drinking disinfectant.

False

Study Notes

Eva Smith's Story

  • Eva Smith was sacked from Arthur Birling's factory after going on strike.
  • Sheila played a role in Eva's dismissal, complaining about her and getting her sacked, as she believed Eva was making fun of her.

Eva's Relationships

  • Gerald Croft had an affair with Eva Smith.
  • Eric Birling got Eva pregnant and stole money from his father to help her.

The Tragic End

  • Eva's death is attributed to drinking disinfectant, but the infirmary has no record of such a death.
  • Sybil Birling refused to help the pregnant Eva, contributing to her tragic fate.
  • Mr. Birling accepts responsibility for Eva's death.

Test your knowledge of the events surrounding Eva Smith's death in 'An Inspector Calls'. Explore the characters' reactions and the unfolding of the investigation.

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