- Edna is subservient and respectful, whilst working in the Birling household.
- Not much is known about Edna. She is deliberately silenced, because of low social standing.
- Mr Birling seems to dignify Edna and the cook. However, this is quickly attacked by Mrs Birling who has no respect for working class people.
- Edna is a _‘parlourmaid’ _which means that she works for the family like a servant. She is a lower class citizen and regarded as being Working Class.
- Edna only appears in Act One and introduces Gerald in Act Three.
- It can be said that she has the smallest role but her actions are extremely important in the outworking of the play.
- She is used as a vehicle to announce the Inspector’s call. She welcomes the Inspector and introduces him to the family.
- What is Edna’s job?
- Who does Edna introduce in Act One?
- Who does Edna introduce in Act Three?