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  • Eveline's Indecision
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    Eveline'; - Character Analysis " There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision (James). ' ; Originally appearing in Dubliners, a compilation of vignettes by James Joyce, his short story Eveline is the tale of such an unfortunate individual. Anxious, timid, scared, perhaps even terrified -- all these describe Eveline. She is a frightened, indecisive young woman poised between her past and her future. Eveline loves her father but is fearful of him. She ...
  • Rationale For Eveline's Final Decision
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    Eveline In the short story, Eveline, James Joyce introduces us to the life of a young woman torn between duty and desire, the known and unknown. She has the opportunity to escape with Frank (the man she thinks she loves) to Buenos Aires in search of a new life. It seems obvious to the reader that Eveline should take advantage of this opportunity and escape. Instead, she decides to stay in the dreary and gloomy life she already knows. To understand Eveline's absurd decision to stay, we must analy...
  • Eveline's Home Life
    503 words
    Eveline In the short story "Eveline", James Joyce gives Eveline an exciting chance to leave her old life and begin a new one. But she rejects this offer by choosing between Frank and Fate, she preferred instead to settle back into the lousy life she had known all her life. Why doesn't she leave with Frank when she had great opportunity by forgetting the horror that she went through Eveline had been raised as a Catholic, and it was very difficult for her not to keep a promise of her dead mother. ...
  • Eveline's Life
    536 words
    Eveline, having been raised Catholic endured a very dutiful and obedient childhood. As she had dreams and expectations of a life outside of this one, she would soon come to find the promise she has made to her dying mother, as well as to God would become more daunting a task then she could overcome. The oppressive honor of the past, struggles with Eveline's desire for a happier life. Eveline along with her father and two younger children left in her charge lived in what appeared to be a very poo...
  • Life Like Eveline
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    "The Answer Is No"/ "Eveline"The Answer Is No" and "Eveline" are short stories based on the development into womanhood, of two young ladies. The stories are about a certain time in their lives in which they had to make real important decisions, that would have changed their lives forever. For many years Eveline had taken care of her family almost by herself. She worked hard both in the house and at work. Eveline cleaned the house once a week, she made sure the kids that had been left to her char...

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