This yet again is an act on impulse and could suggest to us, the audience, that she will find it hard to change her ways and stop acting on impulse. It is also important to consider that Gerald, by giving her a better taste of life and providing her with some luxury, ensures her unhappiness and dissatisfaction after the affair has ended.
We should not condemn her for this because she had no parents and there was no welfare state in those days for her to turn to, so it was probably a choice between starvation and prostitution. Rather than facing up to the consequences of what happened when he fired Eva Smith.
The inspector enters and introduces himself as Inspector Goole. Even though having someone to look after her and care for her, and having the feeling that she was loved, was probably good for her at the time, in the long run it probably did more harm than good because she had the person she loved torn away from her.
On reflection, perhaps Sheila does deserve more blame than her father. Birling sacked Eva quite boldly and unremorseful and never gave her a second thought, Sheilas action was the result of a fit of temper and she regretted it immediately.Unfortunately Eva was one of the ring-leaders and like the rest, she was fired. Evas second dismissal left her in a worse state than her first and she became hopeless. He did in a certain way force Eva to have sexual intercourse with him. Sybil is reluctant show feelings, or to get herself too involved. In addition, is like the son they always wanted, instead of Eric who they see as irresponsible. Eric and Shelia are willing to admit to the selfish ways they treated Eva. We come to believe he is a sensitive soul turned wrong. With out the first incident of which Arthur Birling fired Eva no other incidents would have happened. However this did push Eva even further towards her end.
Not only does he has to confess and demonstrate his guilt and regret but has to face up with the fact that he stole money from his father.
She has lost two jobs and is seriously considering becoming a prostitute to help her keep her head above water.