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What is the significance of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls?

We never meet Eva Smith during the course of the play, but she is a very important character. It is her death that is the cause of the Inspector’s investigation which in turn drives the drama.

How is gender inequality shown in An Inspector Calls?

When Mr Birling is telling Eric and Gerald about women’s attitudes towards the clothes they wear. He has a stereotypical view of women here and does not see them as individuals but suggests that all women think in the same way.

How does Eric treat Eva Smith?

He was part of the ‘chain of events’, having a fling with Eva Smith and getting her pregnant. He treated her ‘as if she were an animal, a thing, not a person. ‘ At the start of the play, he was just like the others – abusing his power over a working class girl.

Is Macbeth a boy or girl?

A Scottish noble and an initially valiant military man, Macbeth, after a supernatural prophecy and the urging of his wife, Lady Macbeth, commits regicide, usurping the kingship of Scotland.

Does Lady Macbeth want to be a man?

Lady Macbeth wants to be a man. She finds her husband to be incompetent and weak, while she is strong. She is also power hungry, yet has no way of satisfying it, and as a result, she attempts to live her life through her husband whom she easily manipulates.

Are you a man Lady Macbeth analysis?

“When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man” (1.7. 49-51). In this quote Lady Macbeth is manipulating her husband Macbeth by speaking of his manhood. She gains more and more control over Macbeth as the play goes on.

Why so being gone I am a man again?

I am a man again. Pray you sit still. Why so, being gone, I am a man again.

What is Lady Macbeth’s questioning of Macbeth to encourage him to act?

When Macbeth reveals that he has had a change of heart and is no longer willing to kill King Duncan, Lady Macbeth becomes enraged. She openly questions whether he is a man who is willing to act on his desires, asking, “Art thou afeard / To be in the same in thine own act and valor / As thou art in desire?” (1.7.

What are the reasons Macbeth gives for not killing Duncan?

9–10). He then considers the reasons why he ought not to kill Duncan: Macbeth is Duncan’s kinsman, subject, and host; moreover, the king is universally admired as a virtuous ruler. Macbeth notes that these circumstances offer him nothing that he can use to motivate himself.

What are the pros and cons of Macbeth Killing Duncan?

What does he decide? ProsKilling Duncan will lead him to become king and he will achieve power. ConsHe says that when you do something evil, it tends to come back and get you He also says that as a host, kinsman and as Duncan’s subject, he should be protecting Duncan not trying to kill him.

What does Lady Macbeth say she would do if she had so sworn?

Lady Macbeth calls him a coward, and repeatedly attacks his masculinity. She shocks Macbeth into action by saying that, had she sworn to kill her child, she would dash its brains against a wall rather than break her oath.