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  • Eveline's Life
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    In the short story "Eveline " by James Joyce, Eveline, the protagonist is given the opportunity to escape from her hard unendurable life at home and live a life of true happiness at Buenos Ayres with Frank, her lover. Throughout the story, Eveline is faced with a few good memories of her past from her childhood and her mother, but she also faces the horrible flashbacks of her mother's illness and her father's violence. In the end, she does not leave with Frank, Eveline's indecisiveness and the b...
  • 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 ...
  • Eveline's Desire For A Better Life
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    In life people are be alone by choice, no matter if it was flat out what the wanted or alone due to some kind of forced circumstance that grew out of a previous choice they made, but when it comes down to it loneliness is never truly desired. In the short stories A Painful Case and Eveline we see examples of each type of loneliness. In A Painful Case Mr. Duffy for the most part of his life chooses to be alone. In Eveline, Eveline seems to be lonely because she's unable to leave her duties to her...
  • 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
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    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. ...
  • James Joyce Eveline
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    Eveline returns to her miserable existence. She was afraid of starting a life with Frank. She felt responsible for taking care of her family. Eveline is insecure about her life. Eveline was afraid to start her new life with Frank, as she just met him at the beginning of his holiday. Frank N. Magill suggests that a similar event happened to James Joyce; When he met the love of his life, Nora Barnacle, and wanted to take her away from Ireland (1745). Eveline knew nothing of his family background. ...
  • Dubliners Joyce
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    Most observers and literary critics consider Joyce's Dubliners a masterful sequence of multiple objective epiphanies, due to the manner in which Joyce reveals the city of Dublin itself, perceived in all of its troubling spiritual and ethical paralysis. An epiphany occurs when there is a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something, when a moment of insight about a situation arises instantaneously with great magnitude. Epiphanies, moments of sudden insight about situations, arise f...
  • Buenos Aires With Frank
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    Trapped in a world where mental anguish imprisons her, Eveline is another of James Joyce's paralyzed souls. Her life is full of ups and downs. Every day she struggles with burdens that she should not have to bear and when the opportunity comes for her to get away from this retched life, she denies herself the chance. The reasons why I feel Eveline did not leave for Buenos Aires with Frank is because she was obligated to her family, she was afraid of the unknown and she did not know how to receiv...
  • Eveline's Setting
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    Setting is one of the most significant elements in a story. The setting goes far beyond the simple physical attributes and external face value. It seems "Eveline" solely takes place in Dublin in an old room, but the setting actually plays a key role in the story. The setting in "Eveline" helps the reader to better understand the behavior of the main character. The setting in "Eveline" is paralyzing, and this helps the reader to understand why Eveline does not go with Frank to Buenos Aires. In th...
  • Eveline Dust
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    The Pale Threat: Imagery of Dust in Eveline It turns the brightest colors to gray. It collects in corners, on shelves, under bureaus, and over door moldings. Left unchecked it will embolden and encroach from these safer areas on the whole of a home, eventually blending every feature into a uniform drab. To many people it is a threat to health. Beginning with discomfort of the eyes and nasal cavity, this elusive enemy can continue to effect some people to the point of debilitation, taking away th...
  • Eveline's Life
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    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...
  • Character Of Eveline
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    Jean Treuthart Character and Point of View The story "A good Man Is Hard to Find' begins, "The grandmother didn t want to go to Florida. ' This immediately informs us that the focus is on this character and at the same time sets up some foreboding. Flannery O Connor takes would could have been a southern tale of family discord and twists it into an intriguing, shocking event. The grandmother is the main character. She commands the attention while her son and daughter-in-law lack definition and a...

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