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Disturbing description of Evas death

“Two hours ago a young woman died in the Infirmary. She’d been
taken there this afternoon because she’d swallowed a lot of strong
disinfectant. Burnt her inside out, of course”


The description of Eva

“Now – about this girl, Eva Smith. I remember her quite well now. She
was a lively good-looking girl – country-bred, I fancy – and she’d been
working in one of our shops for over a year. A good worker too.”


Her pain when she died

“...and died, after several hours of agony...”


Her comparison to sheila

“She was a very pretty girl...that didn’t make it any better.


Evas meaning of her life

“She was young and pretty and warm-hearted- and intensely grateful. I
became at once the most important person in her life- you


Evas positions said by Mrs. Birling

“She was giving herself ridiculous airs...claiming elaborate fine
feelings...that were simply absurd in a girl in her position.”


Mrs. Birling stereotyping Eva

“As if a girl of that sort would ever refuse money!”


Eric describing her as a pretty girl

“I wasn’t in love with her or anything- but I liked her- she was pretty
and a good sport-”


Eva treating eric as a child

“she didn’t want me to marry her. Said I didn’t love her- and all that. In
a way, she treated me- as if I were a kid. Though I was nearly as old as
she was.”


Eric used eva for sex

“Just used her for the end of a stupid drunken evening, as if she was an
animal, a thing, not a person.”


The inspector saying that there are more people like eva that need to be protected

“But remember this. One Eva Smith has gone- but there are millions
and millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with
us, with their lives, their hopes and fears, their suffering and chance of
happiness, all intertwined with our lives, and what we think and say
and do.”