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Links in a chain

Spring 1912 Mid–1909


Eva Smith
? Sep 1910
Motive
Consequence Daisy Renton

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Motive

Nov 1910

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Spring 1912

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Jan 1911

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Nov 1911
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Links in a chain
Spring 1912 Mid–1909
Eva Smith
Consequence Fresh, pretty, lively
Left without any hope or ? orphaned country Sep 1910
respectability and facing Motive girl. Hard working
starvation – SUICIDE. Thought the girl was Daisy Renton at Birling’s.
The inspector calls on ‘impertinent’ for using the
the Birlings. name ‘Mrs Birling’ and Consequence
laying claim to ‘fine’ Out of work for two
feelings. Encouraged others Action months and facing
to refuse her any help. Dismissed a hunger.
Action girl from his
Refused factory.
charity to a Motive
pregnant girl. As Eva was outspoken,
he thought her a
Last vestiges of
ringleader in a strike for
respectability gone. a 2/6d a week pay rise.
Penniless, starving and in He is more concerned
abject need, seeks help from with profit than people. Nov 1910
local charity.

Action Seeks work. Finds


Took advantage by force Action it during flu
of a girl weakened by Insisted a shop epidemic at
hunger. assistant was Milward’s Store.
Spring 1912
Kept her on stolen dismissed.
money until she found
Action
out. Motive
Consequence Fed her and found Temper and jealousy.
Pregnant, penniless Motive
her a flat. The assistant looked Consequence
and unable to get a Drunkenness and a Became her lover. prettier in the dress, and She lost her job and
job. childish desire to emulate had smiled. couldn’t find another
the men around him. Motive one.
1. Pity.
2. Enjoyed being her
‘Fairy Prince’.

Jan 1911
Had to leave the No apparent means of
Consequence support and hungry. Goes
flat. Back to the Temporary
Palace, although not to the Palace Bar, a favourite
happiness. Brief haunt for prostitutes and
Nov 1911 the type to solicit. solvency. their customers.
Sep 1911 Mar 1911

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