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    What grade would this get? It's about the play AN inspector calls.
    What is the importance of Eva smith and how is she presented in the play?

    The importance of the character Eva smith in an inspector calls is for priestly to have a character that represents the lower working class and how the actions of people higher in the hierarchy of social classes cause working class to suffer. Evidence of this is the quote: "You used the power you had the punish the poor girl." This suggests to the reader that priestly is trying to show us how people in higher in the hierarchy of social class have power that can ruin lives, and they shouldn't have this power. Priestly stresses how unfair this is through the play mainly when Eva is being talked about between the characters. This also shows how without Eva smith priestly wouldn't be able to present these views. Priestly also uses powerful words like "Punish." This tells the reader Priestley's intentions are to use strong language. Also the word "punish" maybe used because it shows how social class is treating working class people so badly and it's unfair. The word punish also is the type of word you would use to describe giving a consequence to someone who has done something wrong. Eva smith has done nothing wrong and is being punished for nothing. This again emphasizes the point priestly is trying to make about how the working class is treated unfairly and suffer due to the actions of people in higher classes than them. Although some could say it means that priestly is getting the message across that people don't use their power for good but abuse it and no one should have more power than someone else as it leads to devastating consequences which is explored later on in the book and is shown in the beginning when the inspector tells us Eva has killed her self due to all the problems she suffered due to the actions of people in a higher class than her.
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    What you've said is very good, however you are dropping marks by not using paragraphs and tracking through the play as it goes along. For example, start with an introduction on how Eva is presented, then you're first paragraph on getting sacked by Mr Birling, then Sheila complaining about her, then her affair with Gerald, then her pregnancy with Eric and finally her involvement with Mrs Birling and her suicide. Remember to have a conclusion too and use the key words in the question (e.g. Eva smith is presented as...), good luck with your exam.
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    (Original post by Jacob7915)
    What you've said is very good, however you are dropping marks by not using paragraphs and tracking through the play as it goes along. For example, start with an introduction on how Eva is presented, then you're first paragraph on getting sacked by Mr Birling, then Sheila complaining about her, then her affair with Gerald, then her pregnancy with Eric and finally her involvement with Mrs Birling and her suicide. Remember to have a conclusion too and use the key words in the question (e.g. Eva smith is presented as...), good luck with your exam.
    Hey, you've said for example to create separate paragraphs for the different aspects but how would you expand on a paragraph about how Sheila got her sacked for example or whatever? Thanks
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    That's actually a pretty good paragraph. By the way, don't mention AIC as a book because I think you might lose marks. Mention it as it is: a play.

    I'm sitting this exam too on Monday.
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    Just comment on the affect each family member had on her life and how it was all because they didn't care for people of a lower social class than them. Hopefully doing this for each paragraph should help you expand your paragraphs, best of luck on the exam.
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    Thanks to all who replied!
 
 
 
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