Area Of Study Essay The Journey

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AREA OF STUDY ESSAY Conflict has many causes and consequences and in JB Priestley’s play “An Inspector Calls” they are shown through the character of the inspector telling the responder that without a resolution it can and will lead to a social revolution. The causes and consequences are also shown in “in the ghetto” by stating that ultimately the consequence of conflict is death and in “Buddha Saw” by telling us the cause of conflict can be put down to the injustice and mistreatment of society. In “An Inspector Calls” Priestley shows us that the cause of conflict is put down to the injustice of the higher class mistreating the lower class. One of the examples of this in “An Inspector Calls” is shown through the mistreatment of Eva Smith in her positions at both Mr Birling’s factory and her job at Milwards store. At Mr Birling’s factory she was dismissed due to wanting more money than the average wage of that time as women were “cheap labour”. Mr Birling thought that if “you don’t come down sharply on these people” such as Eva smith “they’d soon be asking for the earth” Thoughts like these can be a major cause of conflict throughout society. Sheila Birling had Eva Smith fired from her job at Milwards department store because “she” Eva “was pretty and I” Sheila “was mad” after this Eva Smith was unable to get another job and had to find ways of making money which led to her relationships with Gerald Croft and Eric Birling. Another cause of conflict in Priestley’s play is through Eva Smiths relationships, firstly with Gerald Croft and his mistreatment of her through keeping her as a “kept woman” and dumping her when she wasn’t needed. And then Eric Birling was threatening her as if she didn’t matter leading to the violence, pregnancy and ultimately her death. Eva Smith because of her gender and social

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