Essay about An Inspector Calls

1686 Words Oct 31st, 2015 7 Pages
The scene is the same as the end of act 2.Eric pours himself a drink and begins to explain his story about the girl he meet the previous November in the Palace bar, while he was “a bit squiffy,” and started talking to her. He went back to her place that night. Eric forced he to let him in, Eric also forced Eva into having sex. he’s saw the girl a number of times after, and one of the times, she told him she was pregnant. The girl didn’t want to marry him because he didn’t love her. He gave her fifty pounds which he stole from Mr Birlings office, to support her. Eric’s relationship with Eva Smith was very demanding a they used each other and they also didn’t treat each other it respect. When Mr Birling asks where the fifty pounds came from, …show more content…
Sheila is left crying, Mrs. Birling is collapsed in a chair, Eric is brooding, and Birling pours himself a drink and then tells Eric that he considers him to be most blameful. He fears for the public scandal that will surely result from the investigation and that might harm his chances at a knighthood. Eric asks what difference it makes if he gets a knighthood now; Birling warns Eric that he’ll be required to repay everything he’s stolen and work for nothing until he has.
The Birlings recover from this bombardment of information. Mr. Birling places most blame on Eric, presumably because his contribution to the affair –given its illegality—will result in the greatest social scandal and will do most harm to the family’s name.
Sheila is upset that her parents are acting as though nothing has happened. She then wonders aloud whether the Inspector wasn’t actually a police inspector at all. Birling judges that it would make a big difference if the Inspector had been a fake, while Sheila judges that it wouldn’t, because what is really important are the truths revealed by the questioning. Birling recalls that the Inspector did talk like a Socialist.
Sheila and Mr. Birling split in their respective opinions of the moral consequence of the Birlings’ actions; Sheila thinks that they have ethical significance regardless of their legal assessment; Birling, on the other hand, cares only

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