Hearing that I was supposed to have a baby with you almost made me pierce myself with a long sharp needle like knife. One of the committee refused my case as though I had just made the whole thing up. When I could handle it no longer, I went to a doctor, who just told me what I already knew. We've been closer than usual. Does he sleep at home? I've been sacked because I was standing up for my rights.
I started with a story that my husband had abandoned me with and I was going to have a child witch is partly true but they saw through my lies when I said my name was Mrs burling which happened to be the name of the woman in the chair and when they asked who my husband was I was going to just say it was Eric but as it was his mother I wasn't going to uncover him. Not even God would be able to forgive - it feels like this is a curse. Even so, I believe that the parts the characters played in Eva Smith's life were just as important as each other. Act Two Eva Smith, by the time she encounters Eric in the Palace bar, seems to be working as. In Brumley it was like every one knew everyone even you knew who your worst enemies name was. I now know what I am going to do, infact I have done it! Back to top In 1912 there was no welfare state in Britain.
Jean, Betty, Sheila, Martha, Pat and I asked for a pay rise from Mr Birling because the wages he gives us are barely enough to stay alive on. We both know that nothing is going to be fine. Late January 1911 Eva sacked by Milwards. Before it seemed like a drunken fling, but the last few times it has been different. He also gave me money.
Money never crossed my mind though I did have an urge to make something of myself- I dreamt of living a high-class life with expensive dresses and rich dinner parties. She knows she can use this to get what she wants because rich families like the Birlings can put pressure on shops like Milwards. Even little shops will not keep a person like me because of my background and class. The wage is not too bad either at twenty-two shillings and six pence a week; it will be enough to rent a flat and to live relatively comfortably. He was very drunk at the time, and we talked a little. I too had feelings; I had aspirations and ambition, but they were all ripped apart demolishing me.
I was wondering the other day if would ever come around because I've never seen him and I think it's quite silly when you think of it. Would Mr Birling ask us back? They are planning to hold a strike when we go back on Monday and they want me to join them. I have nothing to live for, nothing to die for. Even if I did find a job somewhere else, I don't think all the men in Bromley are all like Mr Birling cold- heart man using us like slaves. All the characters are affected by the death of Eva Smith, but Sheila Birling shows the greatest remorse and changes the most.
He tried to make me sit back down, but I told him I had to go. Mrs Birling, an arrogant, harsh women made it her own vendetta to make sure I did not benefit from the charities aid. I'l1 try asking Mr Green if I can pay in January. I suppose I should start looking for a new job. I can´t spend the rest of my life by his side.
I always wonder what he does when he's not at work. Never again shall my mind be flooded and overflowing with thoughts…never again. He told me his name was Eric Birling. He was really caring and made me feel good about myself, he even fetched me some food, as I was starving. I had no chance of getting another decent job. It was unavoidable that I was to become his mistress, and it seemed to me that we both enjoyed the time together. Mother always said that a lady needs a memory to hold on to.
We were late to go to where she worked. There have not been any signs on the boards asking for any working person. She said that no body would ever think of having such a name not even the upper classes and most of the working class were either too shy or too annoyed with the name to have it. The letter could be to. We had several people here today just wanting to get a dress for a night.