An Inspector Calls

Mrs birding

Is Mrs Birling the most responsible individual for the death of Eva smith?

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Married to Arthur. Mother of Sheila and Eric. Priestley has her "about fifty, a rather cold woman," and--significantly--her husband's "social superior." Sybil is, like her husband, a woman of some public influence, sitting on charity organizations and having been married two years ago to the Lord Mayor. She is an icily impressive woman, arguably the only one of all the Birlings to almost completely resist the Inspector's attempts to make her realize her responsibilities. She certainly was negligent over Eva's death but I think that Mr. Birling who started the events that lead to Eva’s death.