Inspector Goole arrives immediately after this and announces that he is investigating the suicide of a girl named [[Eva Smith]] who killed herself by swallowing [[Disinfectant]]. He says that she left a diary and a [[Letter]] . With the arrival of the Inspector a note of [[Tension]] and menace is introduced, and the audience expects the complacency of the Birlings to be [[Shattered]] .
The Inspector shows Birling a photograph and he then recognises her as the girl he [[Sacked]] after a dispute over wages. The inspector soon adopts a very [[Accusing]] tone which continues throughout the play.Birling tries to defend himself by referring to his freindship with [[Chief Constable]] .