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Her Description

“A pretty girl in her early twenties, very pleased with life and rather


Childish Nature

“Yes, go on, Mummy”


Sheila understanding the impact of Eva's death

“(rather distressed) I can’t help thinking about this girl- destroying
herself so horribly- and I’ve been so happy tonight. Oh I wish you
hadn’t told me.”


Sheila doesn't like the stereotype for lower classes

“But these girls aren’t cheap labour- they’re people.”


Sheila describing Eva

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


Sheila describing what happened when she went to the manager

“I went to the manager and told him this girl had been very
impertinent – and – and - ”


Sheila regretting her choices

“And if I could help her now, I would-”


Sheila understanding her choices and realising that she won't do it again

“I’ll never, never do it again to anybody...I feel now I can never go
there again”


Sheila understanding the Inspector

“Why- you fool- he knows. Of course he knows. And I hate to think
how much he knows that we don’t know yet. You’ll see. You’ll see.”


Sheila hating the class system

“You mustn’t try to build up a kind of wall between us and that girl. If
you do the Inspector will just break it down. And it’ll be all the worse
when he does”


Sheila knowing the impact of the Inspector on their lives

“No, he’s giving us the rope- so that we’ll hang ourselves”


Their regret will always live within them

Bitterly ”I suppose we’re all nice people now”


Sheila is happy that the inspector inspected them

“He inspected us all right.”


Sheila hates the way her father talks about the working class

“It frightens me the way you talk”