The Photo Of Eva Smith In J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls

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In 'An Inspector Calls', the inspector uses a photo of Eva Smith to get information out of the Birlings. In the play, the inspector shows Mr Birling a photo of Eva that he immediately recognises, yet he does not let anyone else see it. “Both GERALD and ERIC rise to have a look at the photograph, but the INSPECTOR interposes himself between them” This could give the audience the impression that the inspector is hiding something from them. However, he passes it off by saying “-one line of inquiry at a time. Otherwise there's a muddle-”. This happens multiple times throughout the play. In the final act, the family start to suspect the inspector was lying to them, with Gerald stating that there was no proof that it was the same photograph. The
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