How Does Priestley Present Eva In An Inspector Calls

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How does Priestley use Eva Smith as a dramatic device?

Priestley represents Eva as a dramatic device in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ in many different ways, and also uses her to connect everybody to making them/(all characters) guilty for Eva Smith's death.

At the beginning of the play in Act 1 scene 1, Priestley uses Eva to represent the voiceless “she’d left a letter there and sort of a diary”, it's as if Priestley is using the Inspector to represent Eva, making Eva voiceless, as if the Inspector is speaking for Eva. “Sort of diary” suggests that it gives the Inspector an excuse to know everything. this is a technique to make the audience wondering if the Inspector is Eva if he’s speaking for Eva, The word ”Diary” this suggests that Priestley hints that the Inspector is speaking for Eva. Priestley presents the Inspector to represent Eva smith. This suggests that Eva is represents the voiceless, and reveals that the Inspector is the voice of Eva.

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“I didn't love her”, this suggests that Priestley presents Eva as a representative for women in the Edwardian Era. The words “didn’t love her” suggest that Priestley is using connotation to form a mystery, hints that Eva is representing women in the Edwardian Era. “didn’t love her” suggests that Priestley is referring to all the other women in the Edwardian Era, and how they were treated by wealthy men. This builds up to mean that Eva Smith is representing women in the Edwardian Era.

In addition “I insisted on giving her enough to keep her going” the playwright uses connotation using Eva to present the working class, hinting that Eva relates to the working class. The word “giving” relates to all the working class, because the wealthy give the poor, which relates to Eva’s situation, this suggests that Priestley is trying to form tension by making a mystery about whether or not Eva is being treated just like the working class, furthermore hinting that Eva represents the working

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