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What do we learn about Eva Smith's opportunities thanks to her relationship with Gerald?
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What do we learn about Eva Smith's opportunities thanks to her relationship with Gerald?
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Inspector calls is rubbish socialist propaganda
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What do we learn about Eva Smith's opportunities thanks to her relationship with Gerald?
- Gerald masquerades morality: he attempts to be supportive, however, reveals the truly engrained nature of the superiority complex instilled in the upper class. He "installed" her, "allowed" her, was the "most important" aspect of her life. The lexical field subtly concepts a power dynamic, even if Gerald intended to be helpful, he was propagating his own agenda. Her opportunities in life were subservient to the hierarchy - which, was omnipresent in Edwardian Britain (and, perhaps, was feared to repeat itself after WW2 as it was a mistakenly 'idolised' era)
- This is conceptually tied to Sheila, as well, as it highlights the hedonism of the upper class, and epitomises Sheila as an empowering figure of the play for her intolerance of Geralds infidelity.
- It acts as a time of pathos in the play, in retrospect to the catharsis the other characters generate. We see the true depravity of the upper class, as even in the times where Eva was taken care of, her opportunities were ultimately out of her control - she is a pertinent figment of the helplessness of the lower class.

These are a few points, however, the statement you've provided should be linked to a greater, overarching notion: e.g how Priesltey presents the indifference, or inherent stupidity, propagated by the upper class. These are general concepts of which you can explore with your own inference/argument.

I'm currently in Y11 and we could all heed the Inspector's message right now! I apologise if my points lack precision/perception (I'm hoping for a 9 in English Lit), I haven't given this play much thought in the recent weeks :'')

If you have any further questions, do ask!
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Inspector calls is rubbish socialist propaganda
It does conform to a socialistic diatribe, so this is correct, minus the 'rubbish' detail.
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The Birlings did nothing wrong
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It does conform to a socialistic diatribe, so this is correct, minus the 'rubbish' detail.
we dont support communism this is a free country
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we dont support communism this is a free country
Hello! By no means does AIC aim to propagate regiematic communist principles: it's important to heed the distinction between socialism and communism. AIC falls into aiding socialist values: such as the welfare state; dismantling the class system; ensuring equal opportunity and social mobility. But, does not indicate any explicit support for distinctly communist principles (such as the nationalisation of private industry)
It's also perceptive to note that AIC does not condemn capitalism, in fact, it supports it. But it endorses a system of humane capitalism which doesn't foster an oligarchy or stratified society where your poverty correlated to human insignificance.

Just a little note from a fellow Year 11 student :')
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